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Employment Opportunities

Updated February 2014.

Job Posting:
Advertising Representative,
Shambhala Sun Foundation

The Shambhala Sun Foundation, an independent not-for-profit located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is publisher of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines and websites. With circulation in excess of 100,000 readers, the magazines are carried on major specialty newsstands across North America and supported by a loyal subscription base.

The successful applicant for the Advertising Representative role will be responsible for:

  • outbound tele-sales and follow-up to existing and new advertising prospects;

  • coordination/planning of advertising campaigns for national, regional, and local accounts;

  • collaborating with and providing support to the Associate Publisher in various marketing and sales capacities including e-newsletter generation, report generation, updates to selling tools, and promotions packages and campaigns;

  • identifying potential new advertisers; and,

  • general support from time to time of advertising sales activities associated with Mindful magazine, including ad hoc support of US-based advertising representative.

The successful Advertising Representative will have:

  • two to five years’ experience as a print advertising representative;

  • experience with the promoting and marketing of online digital offerings and content;

  • comprehensive knowledge of both the magazine publishing industry and the needs of advertising clients;

  • excellent sales acumen; strong communication, negotiating, and influence skills; and, creative and strategic thinking abilities;

  • solid skills in MS office, Word, Excel, and the internet;

  • exposure to a variety of CRM sales software, an asset;

  • an interest in meditation and Buddhism, also an asset.

This is a full time position located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The possibility exists that a portion of time weekly could be worked from a home-based work environment.

Salary commensurate with skills and experience. 

Please reply with resume and cover letter to:

Cindy Littlefair
Shambhala Sun Foundation
1660 Hollis St., Ste. 701
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1V7 


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