Careers

Covering arts, culture, politics and entertainment, the Shepherd Express (Est. 1982) is devoted to bettering our community and enriching our readers through astute, uncommon news coverage and honest writing.

Locally owned and published by editor Louis Fortis, the Shepherd Express has thrived and grown to over 250,000 readers each week in the greater Milwaukee area (Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Racine Counties). Covering local news, arts, culture, politics and entertainment since 1982, the Shepherd Express is devoted to bettering our community and enriching our readers through uncommon news coverage and honest writing. We are the largest alternative newspaper in Wisconsin. We distribute weekly to more than 1,200 high-traffic locations.

Current Openings:


Account Executive

We are looking for an Account Executive. The candidate must be highly motivated, organized, have strong communication and excellent customer service skills. Some sales and customer service experience is preferred.  Knowledge in Print, Online, Events and Social Media Sales is a plus but not a requirement. An eagerness to learn is the requirement. We are looking for a person who loves the sales game and works hard to win.

Company Profile

Interested in working for a company that has been fighting for Social Justice in Milwaukee for the past 40 years?  Also thinking about setting up your own business? You can have many of the benefits of being a business owner by essentially creating your own book of business at the Shepherd Express without all the risks that come with business ownership .  The Shepherd Express is the largest, locally owned, alternative news publication in the State of Wisconsin covering local news, arts, culture, politics and entertainment since 1982. The Shepherd Express is devoted to bettering our community and enriching our reader’s lives through honest, accurate and courageous news coverage. If you believe in fighting for social justice, environmental protections, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights and building a rational and fair community, and want to work for an institution that shares your values, please consider the Shepherd Express.

Locally owned and published by Editor Louis Fortis, the Shepherd Express has thrived and grown into the most trusted source of news for over 250,000 readers in the greater Milwaukee area (Milwaukee, Washington, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Racine counties). The Shepherd Express is willing to question and challenge the powerful special interests. Our readers are better educated and more involved than the average person, understand and appreciate an ethical local news source. We distribute monthly to more than 800 high-traffic locations in the five-county area.

Duties:

  • Consult with businesses and nonprofit organizations to develop creative solutions for their advertising promotional needs
  • Sell an array of advertising and marketing services from print to video to businesses and nonprofit organizations
  • Develop advertising proposals and campaigns for clients
  • Conduct meetings with clients to present developed materials
  • Prospect for new business clients
  • Ability to close sales

Requirements:

  • Must be able to work independently
  • Be highly motivated and like to win
  • Interested in learning about businesses, nonprofit organizations and what is happening in our community
  • Have strong communication and diplomatic skills
  • Be organized and have the ability to meet deadlines in a high paced environment
  • Enjoy developing creative solutions for clients
  • Have a vehicle
  • Have a minimum of two years Sales Experience
  • Available for full time employment
  • Should be comfortable with cold calling

We Offer:

  • A Competitive Salary based on experience
  • Company provided laptop
  • Car allowance
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • A work environment that won an award for one of the Best Places to Work in the Milwaukee Area

How to Apply:

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to jackie@shepex.com with "Account Executive" in the subject line. No calls please.