Advertising Agent, Trunk Archive

  • Job Description:
    This is a creatively driven sales position focused on the licensing of high-value images to Advertising outlets. The ideal candidate is passionate about photography, has an appreciation for all forms of artistic expression and is an intelligent, creative thinker with a strong work ethic. The company seeks individuals who thrive in a collaborative environment in an open plan workspace, have the ability to multi-task and quickly adapt to a constantly evolving industry. Established relationships in the industry are a must. Success in this role will depend on visual sensitivity, commercial wisdom, contacts within the Advertising and Design fields, entrepreneurial drive and imagination. The successful candidate will be motivated by great photography and have the ability to inspire clients in its application. They must drive the application of the archive in a way that respects the integrity of the work, the photographers and the company.

    Develop and maintain connections within the worldwide Advertising industry.

    Develop and execute marketing outreach to potential new clients.

    Research online archive and create image presentations to generate licensing opportunities for our roster
    of photographers.

    Negotiate and close transactions.

    Track developments in the photography, fashion & luxury industries.

    An ability to excel in a team environment but also a level of comfort and confidence to work independently.

    An ability to follow direction, as well as take a leadership role on projects.

    Travel as necessary to open new markets and to create new licensing opportunities
  • Position: Other
  • Area of Focus: Photo
  • City: New York City
  • Region: NYC tri-state
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: Trunk Archive is a unique, curated online archive of high-end contemporary photography. We provide image licensing services for established photographers, estates and archives. The resulting collection contains some of the most influential and engaging images of the 20th century.
  • Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. Extensive medical/dental benefits and 401K plan with matching contribution.
  • Contact
  • Contact Name: Stacie McCormick
  • How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, in the body of your email if possible, with resume attached. Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter.
  • Job Requirements: Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Photography/Advertising. Exceptional oral and written skills. Must be proactive and have the ability to multi-task under strict deadlines. The Associate Advertising Agent should be familiar with Art Buyers, Art Directors, and Creative Directors working in Advertising Agencies, Design Firms, and in Global Companies that use imagery to communicate their brand. Candidate must be comfortable handling these relationships with authority and ingenuity. Exceptional organizational skills and ability to produce and deliver strong presentations. Knowledge of print and online advertising photography industry a must. Dedication, creativity and a sense of humor also required. Resumes will not be accepted without a cover letter. Please include cover letter in body of email if possible. Unfortunately, we are not open to candidates outside of the United States. No calls, please.
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