Job Opening at School Life Troy

Account Executive

Troy, MI, USA
Full Time
2-4 Year Degree


Who we are:
School Life Newspaper (SL) is Troy School District’s monthly publication and the most distributed news source for relevant and useful school information at the local level. Our newspaper reaches more than 26,000 people a month.
We hold firmly to the belief that we are here to accomplish something great. We are driven to deliver the best to our readers, our advertisers and to each other. We define excellence as our minimum standard, and we achieve success by looking beyond traditional practices. We are uncompromising in our ethics and values.
We believe work is not a place, but rather a thing you do. Our rapidly growing product revolves around our core mission: to build school communities of informed citizens and thriving businesses through the collaboration of a passionate team.
Working here can be a life-changing experience. We work hard and play hard. It’s intense, challenging and exhilarating. And that is exactly what makes being a School ‘Lifer’ so much fun!
The opportunity:
The Account Executive is responsible for developing new business through cold-calling and relationship development, effectively and profitably closing deals in addition to negotiating contracts with executives and business owners. The Account Executive will also conduct meetings and presentations in a professional manner.


  • Ensure that monthly in-paper and web sales objectives are achieved or exceeded
  • Developing new business through cold-calling and relationship development
  • Effectively and profitably closing deals
  • Negotiating contracts with executives and business owners
  • Conducting meetings and presentations in a professional manner


  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in business, communications, marketing or related field
  • Prior experience with other print publications a plus
  • Ensure that payment policy is upheld and delinquent payments are followed-up with
  • Adhere to School Life Newspaper’s Selling the SL Way system and meet monthly objectives
  • Provide excellent customer service to each advertiser
  • Generate sales for special publications such as Back to School, Holiday, and Graduation Celebration 
  • Maintain accurate records that are easily accessible by team members
  • Commit to the highest level of accuracy in all deliverables to clients
  • Exercise independent discretion and judgment in how and where to promote the company to readers, community leaders, news sources and the general public
Email cover letter and resume to Raad Alawan, publisher, School Life: