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Manager Sales Planning

Company name
U.S. News & World Report

2-5 yrs required

Manhattan, NY, United States

Employment Type

Advertising, Manager, Sales, Publishing

Posted on
May 08, 2023

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Your role in helping us shape the future:

U.S. News & World Report is hiring a Manager, Sales Strategy focused on partnering with the sales team to grow our direct advertising business. Reporting into the Director, Sales Strategy, this role will serve as a key member of the advertising team managing the pre-sale and RFP process.

Successful candidates will have knowledge and a passion for digital media, strong attention to detail and the ability to bring ideas to life through presentations.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Manage a team of Sales Planners responsible for preparing advertising proposals including but not limited to providing clients with research, rates, inventory availability and creative specifications.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the full suite of U.S. News ad products and capabilities while also thinking creatively about new solutions to meet RFP requirements.
  • Support the sales process and assist in moving the sale from RFP to Insertion Order.
  • Ensure that the team is managing deadlines and meeting client expectations.
  • Lead RFP meetings to brainstorm ideas that match our client objectives and KPIs.
  • Attend sales calls as needed to assist the sales team in pitching our proposal.
  • Stay on top of innovations and industry best practices.


You should definitely have:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent experience required.
  • 2-5 years of experience in digital advertising; publisher experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with reporting tools such as SalesForce, Media Radar, ComScore, Google Analytics, as well as experience with a DMP and an inventory management platform.
  • Detail oriented and organized with a strong ability to prioritize, multitask and perform under deadlines.
  • Must be articulate in presentations and have excellent oral and written communication.
  • An optimistic, go-getter attitude with a desire to work for a growing team and company.

What it’s like to work with us:

  • Talent is our best asset!
  • We invest in people with passion and potential who understand U.S. News’ dedication to our consumers.
  • Entrepreneurial, mission-driven culture with core values of quality and integrity.
  • Focus on fostering personal and professional growth.
  • Competitive benefits including paid vacation time, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training.
  • Collaborative Work Environment - Fun, diverse, inclusive and ambitious co-workers.

Other Job Info:

  • Candidates must provide a resume to be considered. Cover letters are encouraged.
  • This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As an equal opportunity employer, the Company will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.


Company info

U.S. News & World Report
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