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For 179 years, The Long-Islander has been Huntington’s go-to source for all the goings-on of the township. One of Long Island’s liveliest towns, the Town of Huntington always offers another stone to overturn, and story to tell.
We thank you for your interest in The Long-Islander, the position below is currently available.
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The ideal candidate will have sales experience and possess exceptional communication skills. We are open to the right person who wants to explore sales as a career. You must be a self-starter and a team player.
This position requires consistent outbound calling to existing customers and handling inbound phone calls, as well as getting out into our town and visiting the clients. We believe in “See and be seen”. You must have a valid driver’s license and reliable car.
You will also be responsible for maintaining knowledge of Huntington NY, staying current with our publications (print and web), and using Microsoft product suite efficiently. You should also be familiar with current social technologies. This position is perfect for recent college grads or work force newcomers who are looking for a dynamic change.
If you have a good sense of humor, focused, and looking to develop with a sales team from the ground up, this is the best entry-level sales opportunity you will find. If you are a seasoned sales person, this is an opportunity to earn.
Compensation is based on a percentage of collected dollars as long as you are an employee of the paper and earnings will not have a cap. The opportunity will be based on a combination of existing and new accounts. Starting Salary will be $30,000.00 per annum and you will be expected to achieve sales of a minimum of $3,000 per week within 4 weeks. Commissions are based on collections and start after the $3,000 per week on monthly average is met and maintained and will be paid on a monthly basis based on collected amounts received.
If you prefer to be an independent contractor, you can receive only commission (no salary) of 30% of all sales based on collected values based on a bi-weekly basis. A 10% bonus on all sales over $13,000 collected in one month and will be paid monthly.
Must be computer savvy and proficient in Microsoft Excel and Outlook
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Exceptional customer service skills, over the phone and in person, with our customers and internal departments
Ability to juggle multiple projects with superb accuracy
Strong sense of urgency
Education above High School, BA/BS preferred