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Account Executive, New Business Development

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Job Title: Account Executive, New Business Development   

Job Description:
Business Wire, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, is seeking an Account Executive, New Business Development to join its Silicon Valley sales staff. This individual is responsible for selling news distribution, communications solutions, multimedia tools and financial compliance services to public companies, private firms and Public Relations & Investor Relations agencies. The role's primary emphasis will focus on new business development (as opposed to maintenance of existing accounts). Through new revenue generation via new client acquisition, the expectation is to make significant office growth contribution.

This position requires a concentration on consultative outreach initiatives to prospects via telephone, email, social media tactics, Go-to-Meetings/Webinars and in-person appointments. Involvement in external professional industry organizations and events for the promotion of Business Wire and its services will also be required.

Job Requirements:
Ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate a history of new business development and successful execution of sales strategies. Excellent presentation, communication, networking and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as strong business development and account management skills. BA/BS degree strongly preferred. Familiarity with public relations, investor relations, media and financial markets and social media are a plus, as well as past involvement with industry associations.

Preferred candidate will also have the following characteristics:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Self-motivation
  • "HUNTER" mentality
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to maintain long-term client relationships
  • Desire to excel
  • Enthusiasm for new business development

Send a resume and cover letter to:
Business Wire
Via E-mail: svjobs@businesswire.com

Please Note:  Acceptance of a job offer is contingent upon a background check and upon submitting proof of education noted on the job application.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin.

No phone calls.
No recruiters.

Business Wire agrees and represents that it will provide equal employment practices and the contractor and each subcontractor hereunder will ensure that in his or her employment practices persons are employed and employees are treated equally and without regard to or because of race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition


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