Metroland Media

  • Hamilton Spectator

    Job Location(s) CA-ON-Hamilton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/1/2018 11:08 AM)
    Job Title
    Sales Advisor
    Job Category
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Number of Positions



    Metroland Media is a dynamic Media Company delivering vital business and community information to millions of readers across Ontario each week. With a healthy product offering in-print, online, trade shows and distribution networks, no target is unreachable. We are Ontario's largest and most successful community news and information source, provides local news and multi-media marketing solutions in Canada's heartland.


    Metroland's diverse array of on-line products are visited by over 4 million unique visitors each month and print products are in the hands of more than 4.5 million customers a week. We continuously bringing new and acquired online products to market in order to provide our customers with a one-stop, comprehensive marketing solution. To connect with us, visit





    We are seeking to fill a Classified Sales Advisor position at The Hamilton Spectator. The successful candidate would be responsible for assisting clients with advertisement copy and design as well as with Metroland marketing programs, researching advertisers in competing publications and websites and prospecting and developing new clientele.




    • Accurately create ad text for the online listing with close attention to detail
    • Accurately create the verify client accounts and accoutn detail and record information in a database
    • Porspect for new accounts, source elads, cold call, and research to generate sales in multi-media platforms
    • Responsible for ongoign sales with both new and existing clients
    • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with clients to build business opportunities
    • Provide customers with creative and effective advertising solutions
    • As part of this role, you will be required to handle credit card information. Metroland Media is PCI compliant company, and requires people in this role to take PCI training to handle cards in a safe and compliant manner 


    • Minimum 1+ years of sales experience
    • Very personable and comfortable on the phone
    • Must have exceptional computer & Internet skills with Microsoft Office knowledge (Excel, Word & Outlook skills a must)
    • Must be able to work nights, weekends and variable hours
    • Able to type 40 wpm minimum, and must feel comfortable with alpha numeric data entry
    • Time management and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
    • Fast learner, with the need to learn on the fly
    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills - English spelling and grammar accuracy a must
    • Creativity and good vocabulary is required to compose Ad Text
    • Outstanding work ethic, high energy and action oriented
    • Ability to work cooperatively in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
    • Willingness to learn new technologies and continually upgrade skills
    • Problem solving skills




    Metroland is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, Metroland will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.


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