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In Dallas, the Dallas Observer is more than an iconic print newspaper or must-read website. It’s the place people go to find out what’s happening and how they can be a part of it – and where hundreds of local businesses have forged strategic marketing partnerships by leveraging our reach, relationships and digital marketing division, V Digital Services. Whether on social media, mobile devices, laptops, at our live events or via our industry leading SEO services, readers, advertisers and agency clients alike know they can count on us to help them thrive in Big D.
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How We Work

Editorial

The Observer has been Dallas' leading independent news source since 1980. Every day we publish original reporting and compelling writing on local news, restaurants, music, arts and culture, providing a vital resource for readers who want to understand and engage with their community.

Sales

Advertising at the Dallas Observer has evolved from traditional media to a full-service media agency capable of fulfilling all of your marketing needs. Dallas Observer's foundation is rooted in serving our local community and has now expanded our reach and breadth to handle business of all size and manner.

Marketing

The Dallas Observer Marketing team oversees the planning and execution of our annual signature events, as well as the daily promotion of all aspects of the Dallas Observer brand, including ongoing engagement with our readers and promotions for our clients.

Production

The Dallas Observer production team establishes creative and innovative marketing campaigns designed uniquely for each client.

What We Offer

We take pride in providing a work environment that takes care of our team, supports their health and financial well-being, and balances work goals with life goals.

Our Benefits

We offer an array of competitive benefits including health, dental, vision, disability, AD&D, supplemental accidental, life insurance, flex spending accounts - health/medical reimbursement and dependent care, and employee assistance programs.

Holidays & Vacation

Paid holidays, vacation, sick leave and newborn and adoption leave. We reward loyalty with additional vacation – stay for 4 years and earn up to 4 weeks paid vacation.

Wellness & Connection

Home and auto program, legal services plan, pet insurance, employee referral program, employee recognition program, trip reduction program and incentives.

Towards Your Future

401(k) Retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program and more!

On The Go!

Explore the City with our Street Team.

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Culture + People

Looking for an energized and engaged workspace – along with the opportunity to have a little fun? The Dallas Observer is a place where innovative and ambitious spirits thrive and creative minds flourish. Our commitment to professional excellence and personal growth in a mindful and supportive environment make us a natural destination for people who love Dallas as much as we do and want to make a difference.

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  • Digital Advertising Operations Coordinator

    Dallas | Account Management
    The Dallas Observer is looking for a Digital Coordinator to join our team!

    This individual will be responsible for digital campaign set-up tasks, campaign implementation, managing and tracking campaign delivery, QA and reporting, with quality, timely and accurate work – sharp attention to detail is a MUST! (So if you don't like the details, you won’t like this position.)

    Responsibilities:
    ● Intake, Setup and QA digital advertising campaigns (email, banners, reskins & native) using multiple ad-serving platforms
    ● Analyze ad campaign performance(s) and make recommendations for optimization
    ● Digital Ad Trafficking for traditional advertising campaigns, submitting camera ready art, and submitting minor creative changes through Ad Management systems
    ● Works closely with accounting on billing reconciliation, should campaign run dates change
    ● Produce mid-campaign and post-campaign reports & recaps, to showcase campaign delivery and performance
    ● Cross-train on all support systems and platforms for 100% coverage of support team
    ● Support the creation of >$5,000 campaign proposals with sales team and managers
    ● Support internal teams with day to day operations, with a focus on providing speedy turnaround times and professional client service
    ● Track all contracts turned in by sales team

    Required Skills:
    ● Detail oriented, incredibly organized, with a positive ‘Can Do!’ Attitude
    ● Data driven and customer service focused
    ● Exceptional Analytical Skills reading Google Data, Reporting Data and Other Data
    ● Proficient with Salesforce, Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel and Word
    ● Ability to contribute ideas and creative solutions when ad serving issues arise
    ● A good eye for layout and graphic design to facilitate effective and appealing advertising communication.
    ● Strong interpersonal skills
    ● Excellent communication skills
    ● Quick learner who loves to pick up new tools/software for reporting & analysis
    ● Strong desire to pursue new and creative ways to problem solve
    ● Disciplined work ethic with the ability to work independently and as part of a team

    Desired Experience:
    ● Some type of involvement in trafficking/media analytics for digital advertising
    ● Experience with project management, account management, or relationship management.
    ● Sales Force

    Yes, we do training, so fear not.

    We offer a base salary based on experience, and career growth opportunities in a fun, fast paced work environment. We also offer a full benefits package to include medical, dental, 401k, flex spending, paid vacation & more!

    If you are a passionate, hard-working individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment and wants to join a dynamic, fun digital team then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Please submit your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in th workplace.

  • Event Marketing Coordinator

    Dallas | Marketing
    Who You Are: You're on the go & in the know, hyper-organized, eager and energetic. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and you're passionate about events. You have "it" -- no, not the Stephen King novel. "It," that hard-to-define quality that makes you stand out. The thing inside you that keeps you hungry and driven to succeed wherever you go. It.

    Who We Are: Voice Media Group is a diversified media and technology company that specializes in serving advertisers, business owners and readers across the country. We own and operate the leading lifestyle events across the U.S attracting more than 75,000 guests each year. From food and drink to music and arts, we proudly produce live events that are iconic annual affairs that have become sold out staples of local entertainment calendars with almost three decades of experience.

    The Role: The Event Marketing Coordinator will play a key role in coordinating and developing event marketing platforms and strategies. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and creative, with experience in event planning & execution, social media & marketing.

    Job Description:
    Assist with maintaining relationships with vendors and venues.
    Assist with creating event proposals which fit client requirements and presenting proposals by deadline.
    Perform research in order to gain a deep understanding of different requirements and details of each event.
    Communicating with the marketing team to create effective advertisements for each event, and when necessary crafting marketing materials such as print and internet advertisements for individual events.
    Assist with planning and organizing of events in accordance with financial and time restraints.
    Assist with all event operations as needed.
    Analyze and evaluate each event's results.
    Create and present reports.
    Creating sales opportunities for future events during client liaisons and during events, including possessing a strong working knowledge of the company to further these sales opportunities.
    Planning multiple events at once.

    Desired Experience:
    Strong organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
    Excellent communication and presentation skills – written and verbal.
    Assertive, goal-oriented and self-motivated.
    Ability to multitask, handle pressure and work under deadlines.

    We offer a competitive base salary plus bonuses and career growth opportunities in a fun, fast paced work environment. We also offer a full benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, flex spending, paid vacation & more!

    Interested candidates please send your resume to: [email protected]

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

  • Multi-Media Advertising Sales Executive

    Dallas | Sales
    We are seeking a smart, driven, and energetic individual looking for a career in media sales. The media industry is in an exciting state of change and Dallas Observer/VDigital Services is growing exponentially. As such, we need a highly ambitious media consultant with a desire to succeed and grow with us. We pride ourselves on leading the industry in ad performance, technology and, most of all, customer results.

    This person will be responsible for growing advertising revenues through the consultative sale of digital solutions including, digital display, SEO, PPC, paid media, social media, mobile, programmatic, IP targeting, e-mail, mobile advertising, website development, local services, weekly and annual print guides and signature events, with a primary responsibility of acquiring new clients. We continue to launch new products and initiatives so opportunities abound.


    Qualifications:
    ● High acumen for consultative selling
    ● A proven track record in sales or similar field
    ● Highly motivated and results-oriented
    ● Ability to self-generate leads
    ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    ● Ability to listen
    ● Strong problem solving and decision making abilities
    ● Strong customer service skills
    ● Ability to operate within a fast-paced environment
    ● Entrepreneurial spirit
    ● Digital, Radio, Cable, Print, or Media advertising sales experience a plus.
    ● Candidates must have personal transportation


    We offer a competitive salary with uncapped commissions, additional bonus incentives, casual dress code and career growth opportunities. First year account executives will earn a minimum of $73,000 - $80,000. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, paid time off, company paid holidays and a 401(k). We offer a culture of rewarding hard work with happy hours, sales outings, a dog friendly office, a mixture of remote and in-person work days and other incentives. In addition, we offer you a 40 + year company with an outstanding reputation in media relations and employee tenure. Over the past 24 months, our digital agency has continued to set records in sales growth and customer success. Much of this is due to the best-in-class tools and analysis provided to us by our award-winning digital specialists.

    Some recent awards we have been honored with include:

    2021 American Business Awards (May 2021)
    V Digital Services was honored with a Bronze Stevie Award in the 19th annual American Business Awards announced today. The Phoenix-based digital marketing agency won in the “Company of the Year” category for medium-sized American advertising, marketing or public relations companies.

    2021 Top Interactive Marketing Firm (July 2021)
    Thanks to a year of constant innovation on behalf of clients, V Digital Services jumped up three spots in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual ranking of the Top 10 largest interactive marketing firms in the Valley.

    2021 Top 25 Largest Advertising Agencies
    V Digital Services jumped up two spots in the Denver Business Journal’s annual ranking of the leading advertising agencies in the Denver area.

    2021 NTX Marketing & Advertising Firms List (August 2021)
    V Digital Services has been named one of North Texas’s leading advertising and marketing firms by the Dallas Business Journal, placing at No. 13 in the survey of 136 eligible firms.


    Interested candidates: please email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.

    Compensation:
    1st year estimated earnings $73,000+



  • National Sponsorship Account Executive

    Dallas | Sales

    Who You Are: You're on the go & in the know, hyper-organized, eager and energetic. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and you're passionate about events. You have "it" -- no, not the Stephen King novel. "It," that hard-to-define quality that makes you stand out. The thing inside you that keeps you hungry and driven to succeed wherever you go. It.

    Who We Are: Voice Media Group is a diversified media and technology company that specializes in serving advertisers, business owners and readers across the country. We own and operate the leading lifestyle events across the U.S attracting more than 75,000 guests each year. From food and drink to music and arts, we proudly produce live events that are iconic annual affairs that have become sold out staples of local entertainment calendars with almost three decades of experience.

    The Role: The National Sponsorship Account Executive will play a key role in driving experiential sponsorship sales and partnerships for our annual signature events. It is their objective to provide exceptional customer service, a high level of communication, build strong client and sales relationships, and deliver a quality product that retains the client on an ongoing basis.

    Job Description:
    ● Understanding of the benefits of an organization sponsoring branded events, branded content, and local community initiatives.
    ● Deep dive into customer needs and build a relationship as a trusted advisor.
    ● Development of dynamic sales presentations for current business partners using PowerPoint proposals, incorporating research of category dynamics and a clear understanding of the prospective partner’s marketing goals.
    ● Responsible for developing partner relationships and generating and growing revenues primarily from prospective accounts, plus work with the sales team on existing accounts, selling events and sponsorships alongside them.
    ● Proactively identify new business opportunities through cold calling, networking, marketing, referrals, and lead databases.
    ● Ability to communicate with a valuable personal presence to potential partners, and secure high value appointments.
    ● Excellent problem-solving skills and a creative mind so that you can develop and recommend the best advertising solutions to meet client needs.
    ● Exceed established revenue goals.

    Desired Experience:
    ● Existing local, regional, and national relationships to leverage is preferred.
    ● Expertise in event sponsorship sales, activation space, digital marketing and advertising strategies, and continual education in event sponsorships is required.
    ● Effective needs analysis skills/processes to build custom proposals
    ● Interest and aptitude to succeed with needs-based selling.
    ● Excellent communication and presentation skills – written and verbal.
    ● Assertive, goal-oriented and self-motivated.
    ● Ability to multitask, handle pressure and work under deadlines.

    We offer a base salary plus commission & bonuses and career growth opportunities in a fun, fast paced work environment. We also offer a full benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, flex spending, paid vacation & more!

    Interested candidates please send your resume to: [email protected]

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

  • Street Team Member

    Dallas | Marketing
    Dallas Observer Marketing department is seeking outgoing individuals interested in events and promotions to
    assist the marketing department on a part-time Independent Contractor basis.

    This is an opportunity to explore DFW and all it has to offer. In addition, individuals will gain hands-on experience in grassroots campaigns, special event production, social media marketing, and more. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Working all Dallas Observer Signature Events: BrewFest, The Morning After Bruch Event and Tacolandia
    • Attending Dallas Observer Client Events
    • Email List Growth & Marketing

    Requirements:
    Outgoing and engaging personality
    Ability to build strong working relationships
    Proactive work ethic
    Desire to work on large scale event production

    If you are looking for a way to explore DFW, meet new people, and attend events, this job is for you.

    Interested candidates please submit your resume to : [email protected]

  • Promotions & Events Coordinator

    Dallas | Marketing
    Voice Media Group (Dallas Observer + Houston Press) is seeking a Promotions & Events Coordinator to manage, coordinate and develop all marketing platforms and strategies. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and creative, with a background in event planning & execution, social media & marketing. Must possess strong organizational, problem solving and time management skills along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Creating, managing and executing events according to timelines and budgets
    • Develop creative ads to market all facets of the publication including: events, blogs, online, promotions, etc
    • Managing the company’s presence in the marketplace with sponsorships of key events & promotional campaigns
    • Develop & Maintain local relationships with media & influencers
    • Execute Email Growth Initiatives by coming up with creative and unique giveaways, planning and promoting mini
    events, and diving into email numbers weekly
    • Oversee Social Networking efforts and goals for the department as well as communicate with the Web Editor to ensure
    messaging remains consistent
    • Brainstorm and launch new promotions to better the company to drive traffic online and to partner/internal events
    • Writes copy and initiates art needs for any media kit needs regarding marketing events and special issues
    • Manage grass roots marketing team

    Dallas Observer Offers:
    Great work environment with the ability to work with fun, exciting and unique business owners.
    Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurances
    401(K) Plan
    Paid Vacation & Sick time
    Additional optional benefits include: Legal Plan Services, Pet Insurance and Auto/Home Insurance

    Interested Candidates please send your resume to :  [email protected]

    NO RELOCATION OFFERED.
    Candidate must be eligible to work in this country for any employer.
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity in the workplace.