The Ottumwa Courier seeks a high-energy, experienced advertising director to lead its sales team.

The advertising director develops and executes marketing strategies across multiple platforms to maximize sales and enhance our market share. This person works with the publisher and department managers to ensure profitability by meeting revenue and expense targets. We expect a manager who quickly spots trends and adjusts to maximize gains or minimize losses. Candidates must also know how to develop revenue opportunities through retention and consultative selling.

Our advertising director will lead a staff of five multimedia account executives and oversee direct selling for major advertisers and key affiliations. We expect a skilled leader who can train, recruit and develop a committed sales and marketing team. Mentoring, field coaching and prospecting are key aspects of this position.

Exceptional leadership, marketing and communication skills are vital for this role. Candidates should have at least four years of sales or sales management experience in print and digital media. This person must be proficient with Microsoft Office.  Experience with display ad serving technologies is a plus.

The Ottumwa Courier is a 9,000-circulation, five-day newspaper in southeastern Iowa. In addition to the newspaper, we publish a weekly TMC product, a quarterly magazine and a website,

Ottumwa is a family-oriented community in Southeast Iowa, just 90 minutes from the state capital of Des Moines. The area boasts great local schools, many outdoor recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.

We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, bonus plans, paid vacation, 401(k), and medical, dental and vision insurance.

Interested candidates should email a resume and salary requirements to Publisher Martin Cody,

The Ottumwa Courier is a CNHI newspaper. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.

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