Overview

Job Description

The Sales Planning Coordinator will provide team support to a pod of sales professionals (Planners, Account Managers and Account Directors), and create media sales plans.  The Sales Planning Coordinator will become knowledgeable in all aspects of the sales process.  This role is a great opportunity for individuals looking to build a career in advertising within a Media and/or Publishing environment.      

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support development of RFP (Requests for Proposal) process assisting the planning team with media plans, utilizing the full scope of NYT ad products that strategically address the advertiser’s needs and campaign objectives for both print and digital.

  • Assist with the retrieval and customization of product slides and presentations using Powerpoint and Keynote (if applicable).

  • Under the direction of the Sales Planner, build and revise media plans, check avails, reserve fixed placements and update associated fixed placement calendars for budget requests under $100k.

  • Update Salesforce database throughout the sales process with necessary account information, including Opportunities, Call Reports, Rate Adjustments, etc.

  • Provide support to Sales Planners in the completion of the Sales Planners’ print duties, e.g., communicate with COF, request/submit reservations and positions under the direction of Sales Planners, and communicate about RA’s for billing.

  • Respond to servicing and information requests from team members; work with various internal teams to gather information for customers, or to fulfill requests, such as tickets for events, comp subscriptions, etc.

  • Coordinate and schedule various meetings for accounts such as tours of the Idea Lab and brainstorming meetings with internal support teams.

  • Communicate detailed and specific account information to Sales and sales support management under the direction of the sales planners.

  • Will be responsible for general office administration as required, such as ordering materials for the office, facility issues, etc., as required.

  • Perform related work as assigned.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 0-1 years of related experience

  • BS/BA degree is preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and Google applications

  • Familiarity with sales and data management tools such as SalesForce a plus

  • A keen interest in the advertising sales profession

  • Motivated self- starter possessing excellent communication and organization skills

  • Excellent relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment

This position is represented by the NewsGuild of NY.

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” laws.