Sales Representative – Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Milwaukee Jewish Federation

Since 1902, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation has demonstrated the power of collective giving by raising and investing financial resources to make the world a better place. Each year we distribute about $20 million to Jewish and other nonprofit organizations. Funds come primarily from our $7 million annual campaign and our $220 million Jewish Community Foundation. In addition to fundraising, we operate several programs like Jewish Museum Milwaukee, with visitors including 3,000 students annually; the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, which educates about 40,000 students and adults each year; and the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, serving the Jewish communities across the state. We are committed to the principles of Klal Yisrael (the collective unity of the Jewish people), Tzedakah (the obligation to care for one another) and Tikkun Olam (improving the society in which we live).

Position Details

Sales Representative – Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Looking for unlimited earning potential with flexible hours? If you are an experienced sales or customer service professional, we have a great opportunity for you to generate new ad sales for the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle. Published by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, this award-winning 100-year-old publication is the only local source for coverage of all news and human interest that impacts the Jewish community in Milwaukee, statewide and around the world. As a member of our Federation “family,” you would be contributing to a national movement with an impact in 70 countries. Collectively, the Jewish Federations of North America are ranked among the top 10 charities in the world.

In print, social, and the Web, the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle fosters a sense of community within the Jewish population of Wisconsin, encouraging a diverse, spirited and balanced range of opinions, ideas and perspectives. The Chronicle is a free publication that operates semi-independently from its publisher, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Current circulation is about 8,600 households across the state.

This sales representative — with options for part-time, full-time, or independent contractor — is responsible for generating revenue for the publication through print and digital ad sales with a primary focus on acquisition of new advertisers.

Essential functions include:

  • Identify and contact potential advertisers
  • Develop and present pitches to sell print and digital advertising solutions
  • Set follow-up appointments to keep customers aware of latest developments
  • Coordinate work as needed with full-time sales representative
  • Work in close contact with the newspaper’s graphic designer to ensure accuracy in  placement of ads
  • Upload ads to the Chronicle website
  • Work with Business Services department on billing
  • Track activity in customer relationship management system
  • Three years or more successful results in a sales or customer service role
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple sales opportunities and clients
  • Strong prospecting skills using networking, digital search and social media
  • Print and online media sales experience preferred but not required
  • Self-motivated and driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Skilled at sourcing and engaging new client relationships
  • Skilled in communicating value propositions, ideas, and concepts to current and prospective advertisers
  • Passionate about Jewish life in Wisconsin and helping advertisers grow their business
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community, customs, values, and traditions
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Superior written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency in Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Teams)
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, acceptable driving record
  • Experience with web content management systems preferred

This is a commission-based, remote position. 

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