Account Executive for Casual Living & Exterior Design

Progressive Business Media, a multi-media publishing company located in Greensboro, NC, is hiring an experienced Account Executive to cover a national territory for our Casual Living and Exterior Design BRAND. The successful individual will work on the leading B2B trade magazine/digital brand in the Outdoor Furniture and Outdoor Design industry. The Account Executive is a salary + commission based opportunity, located in Greensboro, NC.


  • With the client in mind, sell multi-media advertising products to include digital and print products, research products, conferences/events sponsorships, proprietary research projects, etc. to customers/prospects based on the East Coast. A consultative sales approach is utilized at PBM, with a focus on fostering long-term client relationships.
  • Work flexible hours (including some weekends).
  • Travel up to 50% of time, locally and nationally, to attend trade shows, host events, conduct conferences, meet clients, attend industry association meetings and more.
  • Grow this very successful B2B brand by: integrating print, digital and special services offerings to clients in order to achieve CLIENT advertising objectives.
  • Research and understand advertising and media industry trends.
  • Write, format and present client proposals.
  • Possess a “can-do” attitude in driving revenue, taking care of clients and becoming an integral part of a strong sales team.
  • Develop & maintain a plan for sales success that includes: prospecting, holding in-depth account knowledge, designing face-to-face meetings with key decision makers, creating innovative solutions to problems/opportunities and maintaining an aggressive pipeline.

If you have …

  • A drive to succeed in sales
  • Educational background in business or marketing, prefer bachelor’s degree
  • Tenacity, excellent follow through skills and the ability to persuade
  • A proven track record of growing an existing territory or developing a new territory of accounts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office/social media
  • Flexibility and enjoy a flexible work arrangement
  • True desire to participate in one of the fastest growing B2B brands in the HOME industry
  • B2B sales experience (including ability to close the sale) and enjoy top level clients, then …

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