Advertising Account Executive

Roanoke, VA, USA Req #4837
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Advertising Account Executive

The Roanoke Times is seeking an energetic sales professional that is a standout sales professional who has local media experience (SWVA) and awareness of the market to serve as a key contributor for revenue generation. This role demands strong outreach efforts, great idea and advertising concept generation, local relationships, and advanced networking skills. This is a hands-on sales position that develops new business and guides sales for emerging products. Successful candidates understand who the marketing players within our service area are, and how we can craft smart ideas to grow their businesses.

Lee Enterprises offers an exceptional training program along with career advancement potential. In addition, successful candidates in this role can operate in both strategic and tactical settings, are widely read, intellectually curious, and appreciate the evolution that is currently happening with our organization.

The candidate must have general advertising knowledge:


  • Keen understanding of print and digital advertising products;
  • Deftly manage existing base of customers;
  • Generate advertising sales revenue within an existing, geographic territory;
  • Diligent outreach to new prospects.

We offer a competitive benefit and compensation package with a base plus a commission potential if sales goals are achieved.



Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities.  We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match.  We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work.  This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, October 24, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • Roanoke, VA, USA