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Berkeleyside, the award-winning news site delivering thousands of news and feature stories a year to a large, devoted readership in Berkeley, CA, is seeking to hire an Advertising Sales Associate.

Launched in 2009 by three veteran journalists, Berkeleyside is widely regarded as being one of the best, most dynamic independent local news sites in the country

Berkeleyside LLC publishes the Berkeley news site Berkeleyside; East Bay food site NOSH; as well as two e-newsletters: the Berkeleyside Daily Briefing and NOSH Weekly.

Berkeleyside also organizes events, most significantly Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, that this year takes place on Oct. 16-17 in downtown Berkeley.

With a small, talented and tight-knit, team, Berkeleyside aims to grow and thrive over the next few years with new launches and an enhanced and diverse revenue base, cementing itself even more firmly as a key media player in the Bay Area.

Job description and qualifications:

Berkeleyside is looking for a full-time Advertising Sales Associate to join our team and help take the company to the next level in revenues.

The Advertising Sales Associate will develop relationships with existing and new Berkeleyside partners, close advertising and sponsorship deals and, in keeping with Berkeleyside’s spirit of innovation, identify and create exciting new marketing collaborations.

Duties are varied and include cold calling and follow up; meeting and corresponding with existing and prospective clients; crafting creative proposals; making presentations; maintaining databases and call lists; uploading ads; attending community events; all the while maintaining close relationships with clients, reporting to Berkeleyside’s Advertising Director and working closely with its editorial and publishing team.


  • Several years of sales experience, ideally in the field of local advertising.
  • Experience with online advertising.
  • Outstanding communication and inter-personal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player.
  • Ability to travel within the East Bay and to enjoy meeting people and forging fruitful business relationships.
  • Organization skills, professional demeanor, positive attitude and a sense of humor.
  • Interest in becoming part of a young, pioneering company, an openness to new ideas and a willingness to be flexible.

Details of the position:

The Advertising Sales Associate will be based at Berkeleyside’s downtown Berkeley offices.

Salary is commensurate with experience and there is ample opportunity to earn significant bonuses and commission.

Health benefits included.

To apply:

To apply, please send a covering letter highlighting why you are interested in the position and what you have to offer, as well as a copy of your resumé, to: Wendy Cohen, Advertising Director, Berkeleyside:

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