Ad Sales Manager – Crisis Special Edition Journal for the NAACP Image Awards Submissions Department

Position Location:     Hollywood, CA      
Travel:                            None
Duration:                       Approximately 10 weeks:  (estimated) December 16, 2013 – February 22, 2014


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

Presented annually, the NAACP Image Awards celebrate the outstanding efforts and performances of people of color in television, motion pictures, recording and literature.

In this non-commissionable position the Ad Sales Manager responsibilities include but are not limited to identifying and soliciting potential sources of revenues from congratulatory advertisements from industry and non-industry related entities for insertion in the Image Awards journal.

Under the supervision of the Sr. Manager, NAACP the Ad Sales Manager:

  • Must be able to take direction
  • Must be ready to meet and require urgent deadlines
  • Must be very familiar with the NAACP Image Awards as it relates to the awarded categories
  • Work in concert with the Journal’s Editor who oversees the deadline dates for the advertising artwork timeline

Sales Requirements:

  • The successful candidate must have had some experience with a combination of telephone and email sales. Follow up will be uppermost. Recognizing that many potential advertisers are very busy and will require constant reminders.
  • Must be able to successfully interface with potential advertisers located across all of the US time zones therefore may require contacts made during early morning West Coast hours
  • Must be persistent but not a hard telemarketing type seller
  • Must be personable, patient, and respectful during all contacts both by telephone and email

Clerical Responsibilities:

  • Submit the NAACP Insertion orders to the advertisers
  • Relay contact information to the Bureau for its invoicing
  • Assist in the collection of insertion fees
    • Mail tear sheets once the book has been printed
    • Issue status reports when required by the NAACP


The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:

  • Prior similar experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook,) with strong Excel skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Have a working knowledge of the motion picture industry
  • Knowledge of award shows and award show season
  • Must be available for the entire (approximately) 10  week period of employment
  • Ability to work non-standard hours, as necessary


It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:

Email: (preferred method)

Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Fax:  (410) 580-5735