Job Posting: Integrated Digital Specialist (Sales/Marketing)

KRQE Media Group in Albuquerque is searching
for a full-time Integrated Digital Specialist to join our sales and marketing team.


JOB SUMMARY: Sells comprehensive media solutions to one or more local/regional/national accounts in a geographic territory to achieve sales targets and maximize revenues.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
* Identify, develop, and expand existing and new client relationships & key accounts.
* Maintain close communications at various stages in the sales
cycle including account updates, weekly projections & forecasting of future advertising.
* Conduct research on target markets and trends, and adjusts
sales strategy accordingly.
* Ensure clear understanding and interpretation
of client needs, and recommend appropriate solutions, in order to meet requirements.
* Develop short and long range plans for revenue growth.
* Negotiate advertising rates, create oral & written presentations generate packages.
* Monitor accounts receivables.
* Research, analyze and monitor
competitive media for new leads.

Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
* Knowledge of online/digital and interactive advertising tools in order to advise advertisers and peer advertising sales representatives on the effective
use of online/digital and interactive advertisements.
* Strong oral, problem solving, communications, writing, negotiation and presentation skills.
* Must be well organized, display a professional demeanor, exude high energy and show attention to detail.
* Must be a confident, flexible, multi-tasker, and be able to work independently.
* Knowledge of Nielsen ratings is helpful.

Education/Experience: Bachelor`s degree preferred with an emphasis in Business/Marketing or Communications. Sales related experience preferred.

Training/Equipment: Strong MS Office skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements: Extensive travel and long work hours will be required. A valid driver`s license, state mandated automobile insurance and an acceptable driving record are also required.

Measure Would Weaken Whistleblower Protection

SB 299: Score=6

Sponsor: Sen. Jacob Candelaria (D-Bernalillo)

Problems: The bill would cut contractors from protections under the state’s Whistleblower Protection Act. It also makes vague references to “exhausting all administrative remedies” before someone can blow the whistle and makes it so there have to be “tangible changes” to someone’s employment before they can enjoy the protections of the law. The bill also gets rid of public malfeasance in office as something one could blow the whistle about; essentially protecting only those who blow the whistle on people who break the law.

Unique to this bill: While we’re focused this session on bills related to transparency, IPRA or OMA, this one causes alarm among journalists, too. If anything, we’d like to see protections strengthened for those public employees and contractors who speak out about fraud, mismanagement and law-breaking within the agencies they serve.