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Austin, TX, US

OwnLocal partners with almost 4000 publishers globally to help manage the transformation of local digital advertising and to position them as the integrated marketing partners for all advertisers. OwnLocal’s combination of cutting edge technology and proven industry expertise equips publishers with the tools and strategy necessary to drive new revenue, strengthen sales, and improve retention of local advertisers, in print and online.


About the Job and Requirements:

The Director of Sales, will be responsible for OwnLocal’s domestic growth strategy and execution. We are looking for someone with proven expertise at driving sales as an individual contributor and as a sales leader. This individual must have an extensive track record of success in the newspaper industry and have a deep understanding of both the print and digital advertising landscapes. The Director of Sales is a front line, quota carrying, sales role that, depending on experience, may also support the management of the domestic sales team. Candidates should have at least 3-5+ years of advertising and/or enterprise sales experience, previous successful sales management experience, an extensive network with leaders in the newspaper industry, and have a hands-dirty win at all costs entrepreneurial mindset. This role reports to the Chief Revenue Officer.  


Start Date and Compensation:

$80K - $100K base DOE, plus significant commission/bonus plan, plus amazing benefits package.  We want to fill this position immediately.



We offer competitive salaries, 100% paid medical / dental coverage, free life insurance, and much more.


  • All the tools you need. 
    We’re happy to provide you with what you need to do your best work.
  • Convenient office space in Austin, TX. 
    Our office is very purposefully located near all of the downtown staples.
  • 24x7 stocked kitchen + free lunch. 
    As if free catered daily lunch wasn’t enough, we provide all of the snacks, local beer, coffee, Topo Chico, and Redbull you’ll ever need!
  • Unlimited vacation. 
    100% open vacation policy. Seriously. Take time off when you need to, and come back refreshed and ready to work. In addition, we also have quarterly company off-site meetings.
  • Flexible hours. 
    We appreciate that different people have different working styles.  Get your work done, be responsible, and take a break. You're a grownup, and we treat you like one.
  • But wait! There’s more.
    We know how to have fun. Team outingscontinuing education, and company events are an important part of our culture. No matter what your thing is, you’ll have a place at OwnLocal.


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