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Director Corporate Marketing / Client Solutions New York, NY

Reporting to VP, Corporate Marketing,  this positon will be responsible for helping the corporate marketing team for Gannett to grow the business. This individual will participate in all marketing efforts including, brand (primarily trade), events and sales marketing. This role will work closely with the divisions and the national sales efforts at GCI leading the organization towards a more robust client solutions selling model – whereby we focus on bringing clients ideas that meet their business objectives while using the larger Gannett media and customer insight portfolios.  Key to this role is the understanding of the sales process – how to partner with sales from a marketing POV to help drive revenue.  In addition, this position will help with the development of new business opportunities that leverage Gannett’s assets.

This position is located in New York City  and relocation to this area would be required. 


Develop and  execute marketing communications including corporate branding, national sales efforts, advertising and events.

Create marketing elements required to support these strategies and plans.

Collaborate with sales marketing teams across all business units to develop comprehensive client solutions.

Support emerging business opportunities – developing and executing compelling, innovative launch strategies.

Build strong internal and external customer relationships. Constantly seeking to understand and solve their most critical issues.

Work with agencies and other marketing partners to reinforce GCI’s business and strategic objectives.

Work closely with corporate research and innovation team to develop insights, merchandise expertise, and identify opportunities for growth.

Partner with PR, HR and IR teams on both internal and external communications plans/needs.

Job Requirements

College degree with 8-10 years of prior experience in marketing capacity with a proven record in brand/sales marketing; MBA preferred but not required.

Person must be a creative problem-solver with strong organizational skills. 

Person must have excellent interpersonal skills to work with all divisions/departments of GCI.

Demonstrated experience building and/or significantly upgrading marketing capabilities across the various marketing disciplines as well as the ability to improve processes.

Expertise in client focused sales marketing;  proven ability to serve as a business partner to the national sales team and its clients.

Ideal Personal Profile

Extraordinary job commitment – able to pave new ground and get the job done.  

Team player – able to gain credibility, rapport and support with internal/external stakeholders.

Flexible and agile –ability to work in extremely fast-paced environment.

A doer – a hands-on professional with positive, pragmatic, can-do mind-set.

A passion for marketing, and belief in the power of marketing to drive business results.

Persuasive and energetic communicator - engaging and effective in written, small group and large group settings.

Able to react to change productively, learn new skills and drive impact.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit

 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace including veterans and applicants with disabilities.


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Gannett New York, NY
United States
Date Posted: 
February 2, 2012