President and Director of Local Sales

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Sales
Posted on November 15, 2023
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Lee Enterprises, a leading media company in the U.S., seeks a dynamic, growth-focused President and Director of Local Sales & Marketing for the Iowa Strategic Business Unit (SBU). The Iowa SBU includes the following markets: Davenport, Waterloo, North Iowa/Mason City, and Sioux City. The primary focus of the position is to drive sales performance to exceed goals within the business unit and represent the community by building strategic partnerships that improve position in the market place. The President and Director of Local Sales & Marketing makes an immediate difference by supporting every aspect of our complex business. The key responsibility areas are sales execution and leadership; market strategy and collaboration; achieving a culture of success; and community leadership and engagement. The ideal candidate will have a record of delivering results in both traditional and new media environments and deeply understand digital advertising and marketing.

Responsibilities include:
  • Provide leadership in the further development of revenue and profits in media, digital, and other alternative revenue streams
  • Provide a good mix of direction and strategy to ensure new ideas are developed and presented to clients
  • Have a deep understanding of the media industry and competition in order to lead and sell effectively in a competitive marketplace
  • Seek only to hire results driven high performing sales professionals
  • Establish a work environment to challenge and reward all employees to contribute their best efforts to attain company goals and objectives
  • Meet projected revenue and expense goals
  • Provide for the safety and security of employees and assets
  • Enthusiastic involvement in community events and organizations
  • Thorough knowledge of sales and management techniques. A keen understanding of digital in the marketplace with the capability of connecting audiences and businesses with our suite of digital products and marketing services
  • 10+ years of senior sales experience required with 5+ years of management experience required, Master's Degree preferred
  • College degree in marketing, advertising or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated track record in recruiting high-performing talent
  • Experience working in industries undergoing substantial change and transformation
  • Ability to work closely with people. A history of successful leadership, innovation and goal achievement
  • A proven track record of high-performance and consistent results in a senior management role
Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is the nation's fourth-largest provider of high-quality local news, with 74 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of 1.0 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 34 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information about Lee, check us out at .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply