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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2023

Hiring Department

School of Journalism

Job Description

Missouri Business Alert, within the Missouri School of Journalism, is seeking a applications for an Account Executive.

Missouri Business Alert is a digital newsroom that published the top business news from across the state. Missouri Business Alert keeps business decision makers and entrepreneurs informed about stories important to them, from corporate boardrooms to the state Capitol. This startup publication launched in January 2012 and continues to evolve with an entrepreneurial spirit.

With this entrepreneurial spirit in mind, Missouri Business Alert is looking to expand its professional team with the addition of an Account Executive. The Account Executive will take on developing relationships and partnerships for sponsorships, advertising, and event sales. The Account Executive will take the lead on managing the sales goals of Missouri Business Alert and will be highly collaborative with professional and student staff.

Specific Responsibilities Include
  • Managing an account profile of 20-30+ businesses
  • Establish and meet monthly sales goals
  • Prospecting and selling digital media including developing new business/accounts
  • Mentoring students in Advanced Media Sales and internship programs
  • Attend as work various networking events throughout the year
  • Attend team/organizational events throughout the year
This is a great opportunity for a new graduate, or someone interested in delving into the sales field.

Top 5 Reasons to Work at Missouri Business Alert

  1. We are an independent unit housed under the umbrella of the Missouri School of Journalism; this provides a unique opportunity to be creative and think big while having access to the resources of a large university.
  2. We work directly with students and get to watch them grow from tentative underclassmen to working professionals.
  3. We are collaborative in nature, working in tangent with other J-School news outlets and other news organizations across the state.
  4. We operate with an entrepreneurial spirit and are always willing to test out new ideas and strategies from all members of our team.
  5. We support a healthy work-life balance for all of our staffers and students! We believe that work time is for work and home time is for you.


Base salary will be $35,000 annually. Additionally, this position will earn uncapped commission based on sales on monthly basis.

GGS Grade: MKT


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Monday through Friday typically with flexible hours.

40 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications

Associates degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience working in a sales environment
  • Ability to create relationships with clients
  • Experience networking with a diverse constituency
  • Experience with aa Content Management System and ad manager software
Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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