Inside Classified Sales Representative


American Press
Lake Charles, La.
Date posted: Oct. 18, 2019

Fast-paced, full-time position responsible for prospecting and securing sales by phone and email.

Must be able to multi-task, be organized, cold call potential clients, and generate sales from incoming calls.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Perform cold calling to get the attention of possible clients.
• Develop and read scripts.
• Present different options to clients, including images, designs, and font sizes via telephone and email.
• Build relationships with clients.
• Understand the needs of each client.
• Use statistics in sales pitch.
• Perform extensive research on clients and competitors.
• Focus on regaining previous accounts and acquiring new clients.
• Generate and describe creative, results-focused marketing concepts to a diverse client base.

The American Press was Southwest Louisiana’s first daily paper, founded in 1895.
In 1943, Thomas B. Shearman Sr. purchased the newspaper from the heirs of Beatty and longtime director Frank A. Smith. The Shearman family has owned and operated the newspaper ever since.

Southwest Louisiana is an area with a sharpened sense of direction, a refreshing community spirit and an ever-growing record of progress. The American Press is proud to have tracked this area’s growth as Southwest Louisiana’s leading information resource for more than a century.

We show we care for our community by printing news that will provoke, inform and serve the wider public interest. The community has lots of good news, and we are proud to spotlight it. Our commitment remains strong to meet our unique responsibility as an aggressive government watchdog. As author Herbert Sebastian Agar wrote in 1943, the year Thomas B. Shearman Sr. acquired the Press, “The truth that makes men free is, for the most part, the truth which men prefer not to hear. Our priority has been the same since our founding: To give you the best paper we can, every day.

To apply:

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume outlining their qualifications to:

American Press
P.O. Box 2893
Lake Charles, LA 70602
Attn: Kim King
Or by email:

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