We’re Patch, the trusted voice for local news and community engagement. We inform and connect the residents in our communities and simplify their everyday lives. We launched with just 3 sites in February 2009, and now are in more than 900 communities in 23 states across the country! Patch is revolutionizing the way neighbors connect with each other, their communities and the national conversation. We have more than 13 million unique visitors each month, a 30% increase in traffic year-over-year, and are continuing to grow. Patch is relentlessly focused on enhancing our platform to provide the best news and information, and to encourage users to interact. Our audience is engaged, and attractive to marketers looking to raise awareness, increase consideration and drive sales.
Patch is a premier brand within AOL’s portfolio of leading content sites. We are an entrepreneurial, start-up culture and, at the same time, able to leverage the scale and resources of our parent company. AOL is one of the largest producers of quality digital content and one of the world’s leading sellers of premium display advertising. Other brands in its portfolio include The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, TechCrunch, Engadget, MapQuest, Stylelist, KitchenDaily, Style Me Pretty, MAKERS, Gdgt, and so much more.
You can't truly serve a community unless you provide the help it needs most, which is why giving back is so important to us. We do it as part of our coverage — in a dedicated space that lets local charities and volunteers find each other — and with a program called "Give 5," through which we donate advertising space to charitable organizations and contribute our own time as volunteers. Our teams care about and live in Patch communities. After Hurricane Sandy, our Local Editors listened to their communities about what their needs were. This resulted in a global corporate initiative to get badly needed goods to those areas most affected.
About Patch Sales:
Patch sells local, regional and national advertising. We are firmly rooted in our communities and have largely been focused on helping local businesses survive and thrive. We are now tackling the next large pool of marketers and are expanding our scope to reach those at a regional and national level. Patch is uniquely positioned to help these marketers make authentic connections in our towns.
Role: Inside Sales Manager
As one of Patch’s Inside Sales Managers, you will have the exciting opportunity to help build a new team from the ground up, making a real impact on Patch’s sales, revenue and continued growth. You’re experienced in recruiting, on-boarding and developing top talent, with a track record of effectively managing a team of sales reps. You have the ability to not only meet but exceed targets, driving significant change and constant improvement. Combining significant sales expertise with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong leadership skills, you will bring an infectious enthusiasm for Patch’s unique model, long-term vision and success.
- Report to the Inside Sales Director, and manage several categories or regions within a growing team in New York
- Help assure the successful launch and integration of an inside sales team
- Recruit, hire and train sales reps on ad products, sales procedures and tactics
- Drive significant revenue in targeted categories utilizing Patch ad products
- Assist in the day to day sales efforts to local businesses across the country via phone
- Utilize Patch's systems to help track and report revenue to the executive team
Patch offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including 401(k) match and performance bonus. Patch Media is an AOL company. AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other classification prescribed by applicable law.
- Bachelor's degree
- Experience successfully managing an inside sales team
- Ability to work in an extremely fast paced and high-energy work environment
- Strong leadership, motivational and people skills
- Passion, creative problem-solving skills and an entrepreneurial spirit
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