Advertising Sales Representative

Sell classifieds and display advertising space for publication.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $96,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Advertising Sales Representatives do?

Sells classified and display advertising space for publication: Prepares list of prospects from leads in other papers and from old accounts. Obtains pertinent information concerning prospect’s past and current advertising for use in sales presentation. Visits advertisers to point out advantages of own publication and exhibits prepared layouts with mats and copy with headings. May collect payments due. Usually designated by type of advertising sold as Sales Representative, Classified Advertising; Sales Representative, Display Advertising.


Should I be an Advertising Sales Representative?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Advertising-Sales Representative, Directory Advertising Sales Representative See More

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