Account Executive - Houston
Business Wire - Houston, TX

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Global news wire service seeks competitive Account Executive to join the sales staff in Houston. The primary emphasis of this position is on selling news distribution, communications and multimedia tools and financial compliance services to Fortune 1000 public companies, private firms and public relations and investor relations agencies. This position will be responsible for prospecting, identifying opportunities and building new business relationships, and generating revenue by growing existing accounts and acquiring new clients.

This position requires a concentration on consultative outreach initiatives to clients via telephone, email, Go to Meeting/Webinar and in-person appointments. The position will also require involvement in external professional industry organizations and events for the promotion of Business Wire and its services.

Job Requirements :
Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate a history of new business development and successful execution of sales strategies. Excellent presentation, communication, networking and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as strong business development and account management skills. BA/BS degree strongly preferred. Familiarity with public relations, investor relations, media and financial markets, and social media are a plus, as well as past involvement with industry associations. Position requires a reliable automobile, a valid driver license and automobile insurance coverage as required by Business Wire.

Preferred candidate will also have the following characteristics:
  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-motivation
  • "HUNTER" mentality
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to maintain long-term client relationships
  • Desire to excel
  • Enthusiasm for business development
  • 2-4 years experience
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