Sales Professional

Independent Sales Professional

Company:         Michael David Media

Industry:           Magazines/Publishing

Location:          Nashville, Tennessee

Salary:              Sales Commission

Expires:             Open

Title:                 Independent Advertising Sales Professional


We are seeking an Independent Advertising Sales Professional with interest and knowledge in the magazine advertising industry for our publications:

  • City Educators, a teacher magazine that specializes in professional tips and ideas for teachers and teacher lifestyles. The ideal Independent Advertising Sales Professional will have a desire to help promote businesses to promote decision makers in the field of education; or
  • Avenue Times, the most sought-after lifestyle publication by people who visit, work and live in downtown Nashville. The magazine features downtown Nashville’s finest in interior design, real estate, fine dining, and luxury item goods; or
  • Other custom magazines targeted for a client’s brand. Our brands are mostly related to organizations and associations in the nonprofit sector, ranging from social services to the arts and education.


You will earn a generous sales commission rate of 10 to 34 percent. With unlimited earning potential, the average salesperson will earn between $45K and $50K per year.  The above average salesperson will have annual earnings starting at $60K per year. You’ll be given an opportunity to develop professional-level skills.  The commission program is designed to reward consistent sales and relationship building.  The Independent Advertising Sales Professional may be asked to contribute campaign ideas to the magazine.  If needed, we will educate the exceptional candidate about industry trends who have the right sales skills. We will provide sales sheets (media kits) and business cards.  Flexible hours.


General computer literacy as well as written and oral communication skills is required.  Must be energetic, enthusiastic, able to multi-task, and able to work independently.  The Independent Sales Professional will be responsible for own transportation and sales-related expenses like Internet access and postage. Most business can be done through email and telephone. Honesty and good ethics are expected. Also, ad sales experience for new publications is highly preferred.


The position involves selling, researching, fact-checking, meeting personal and organizational goals, cold calls, some follow-up, and other advertising sales duties as needed.  It also involves contact with major and minor colleges and universities, local businesses, restaurants, organizations and special events.


To start, fax proposals/resumes (with attention to detail from above requirements) to 615-832-1040 or email to Please indicate the source where you found this posting.

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