Sales Development Program
Interested in a career in sales? At News America Marketing®, we believe people from all backgrounds can make great sales leaders. We recruit highly-motivated individuals with strong leadership skills for our Sales Development Program.
Named one of the Best Entry-Level Jobs by The Princeton Review in 2008, the Sales Development Program offers competitive sales training in a real-world environment and develops entry-level Account Coordinators into successful Sales executives. To learn more, read The Princeton Review article that accompanied the announcement. The sales development timeline demonstrates the career path you can expect.
Do you have what it takes?
We look for students who have demonstrated the following qualities in their academic, extra-curricular and work experiences:
- Communication skills
- Strong work ethic
- Problem-solving skills
- Initiative & follow-through
- Priority-setting ability
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Polish, poise and determination
It won’t always be easy, but hard work does pay off. Sales-development employees who work hard can make 6-figure incomes within 5 years. We are dedicated to promoting from within. In fact, most of our senior sales management started as ACs in the Sales Development Program.
Learn more about what it’s like to actually work at News America Marketing by taking at look at a sample day in the life of an AC.
Training and Mentor Program
Shortly after they join the company, our ACs go through a two-phased training program that focuses on building:
- Job-specific skills
- General company expertise
From there, Sales Development employees enhance their skills with continuous training. As a member of the Sales Development Program, you can count on attending the following classroom sessions:
Account Coordinator (AC)
- Account Coordinator Training (ACT) 1
- Account Coordinator Training (ACT) 2
- Persuasive Writing
- Communication Skills
Account Director (AD)/ Senior Account Director (SAD)
- Management Orientation
- Selling with Numbers
- Managing the Negotiation
- Management Essentials
Group Sales Manager (GSM)
Sales Development employees also participate in our Mentor Program, meeting regularly with senior-level executives (outside of their direct reporting line) to ease the transition from campus to career.
Learn more about the mentor program and classes offered through our Training and Development program.
How do I apply?
We recruit graduating seniors from colleges and universities around the country. Check out what’s happening On Campus to learn more and see if we’ll be at your school soon.
Not coming to your campus? You can also apply online by submitting your resume to email@example.com. (Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required)