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In Denver, Westword 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 the Mile High City.
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How We Work

Editorial

Westword has been Denver's leading independent news source since 1977. Every day, we publish original reporting and compelling writing on local news, restaurants, music, marijuana, arts and culture, providing a vital resource for readers who want to understand and engage with their community.

Sales

Westword’s sales department comprises driven and energetic individuals who offer our diverse range of clients a variety of marketing solutions. We continue to launch new products to meet our clients’ needs -- whether it's driving new business, general branding campaigns or advertising events.

Marketing

Westword’s marketing team oversees the planning and execution of our annual signature events and all of Westword’s efforts, including promotion of clients and daily engagement with our readers.

Production

Our production department works closely with both the sales and marketing teams to create innovative campaigns for our clients and partners.

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? Westword 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 Denver as much as we do and want to make a difference.

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  • Enterprise Level Multi-Media Advertising Consultant

    Denver | Sales
    Enterprise Level Multi-Media Advertising Consultant
    We are seeking an individual with enterprise level digital sales experience who is looking for a career in media sales. The media industry is in an exciting state of change and Westword/VDigital Services is growing exponentially. Our award winning company is in search of 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, including the opportunity for cell phone and gasoline reimbursement, casual dress code and career growth opportunities. First year account executives will earn a minimum of $100,000 - $150,000. 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, ping pong, 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:

    May 2021:
    2021 American Business Awards
    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.

    July 2021:
    2021 Top Interactive Marketing Firm
    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.

    August 2021:
    2021 NTX Marketing & Advertising Firms List
    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 send your resume and cover letter to: teri.driskell@westword.com

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




  • News Editor

    Denver | Editorial
    Westword, the brash and independent voice of Denver journalism since  1977, is looking for a news editor to lead and manage the award-winning reporting team at this iconic alt-weekly turned digital powerhouse. The ideal candidate for the job will have at least three years of editorial management experience and a firm basis in SEO and social media strategies. Also required: an instinctual knack for daily digital journalism, the judgment and temperament to supervise and motivate reporters, and the ability to write and edit quickly while maintaining high standards. This is a full-time office job that reports directly to the editor-in-chief. Benefits include, but are not limited to, paid time off, 401K, flexible spending accounts, medical/dental/vision insurance. Salary range is 65K-75K, depending on experience. Serious applicants should email a cover letter, resume and clips to:  DEN-news-editor@voicemediagroup.com

     
  • Street Team

    Denver | Marketing
    Street Team is Hiring

    Become a part of Westword’s Street Team!
    We are seeking energetic, outgoing, and dependable, individuals to represent Westword and other cool, local companies.
    Fun, part-time work awaits you!

    Send resume to street@westword.com
  • Digital Sales Coordinator

    Denver | Sales
    V Digital Services (VDS) is a digital marketing agency looking for an experienced, hyper organized, digitally savvy coordinator to join our team. The ideal candidate will be eager & energetic, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and passionate about digital marketing, social media and analytics.

    We’ll need you to hit the ground running – so if you know what PPC, SEM, SEO, CPM and UTM stand for – then keep reading!

    In this position you will report directly to the Vice President of Sales at VDS. This is a unique chance to have high-level executive management access and gain tremendous learning experience. The Digital Sales Coordinator is a unique role in that you will get to work with multiple internal departments and teams as well as be client-facing. Responsibilities include:

    Sales Team Support
    ● Prepare sales presentations, sales sheets, and Digital Marketing proposals
    ● Assist all VDS Direct Sales Digital Sales Directors with meeting prep, Sales communication, contract management and fulfilment.
    ● Track campaign status, monitor campaign performance and identify optimization opportunities
    ● Develop an online digital library of sales assets from training documents, proposals, agreements and reporting.
    ● Integrate with Team Boost to assist in developing Digital Strategy for prospective campaigns and provide health check’s mid-way through active campaigns.
    ● Work with Graphic Designers to create campaign artwork
    ● Build campaign schedules/ calendars
    ● Maintain communication between the Client and our teams: Sales Management Team, Fulfilment Team, Digital Sales Director, and Management.
    ● Assist in reviewing campaign metrics, identify wins and build campaign recaps and facilitate case study development with Marketing.
    ● Participate in on-boarding and/or progression calls when requested by the Vice President for any Digital Sales Director. This is a conduit link between Sales, Client and AM and is needed when personnel might be travelling and unavailable.
    ● Other as assigned

    Management Support
    Some of the duties may include:

    • Produce weekly/monthly reports on KPI performance of Digital Sales Directors
    • Track sales progress/goals for the VDS Direct Sales team
    • Monitor monthly bookings/billing to identify discrepancies
    • Work on Revenue Management with VP of Sales and Finance team (aging reports)
    • Identify industry news articles, important bits of information to share with the greater good of the VDS Direct Sales team
    • Always be open to feedback, coaching and training
    • Other duties as assigned


    Must Have
    • Exceptional organizational and prioritizing skills
    • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills
    • Creative thinking, analytical thinking and problem-solving capabilities
    • A strong desire to be challenged and constantly improving
    • Dependable Transportation, Valid Driver’s License and Insurance
    • Digital Marketing Certifications, and familiarity with industry tools and resources like Search Engine Land, WooRank, Ahrefs, Google Analytics, WordPress, SEM Rush, etc. are a PLUS!

    We Provide
    • A fun, exciting, casual work environment
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability Insurance and 401(k)
    • Paid time off and bonus time off
    • Quarterly team-building events

    If you are interested, please contact us by: Emailing your resume to franchise@vdigitalservices.com

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

  • Drivers

    Denver | Circulation
    Drivers

    Westword Route Drivers wanted.
    Earn extra money on Wednesdays
    and deliver Westword to your favorite part of town.
    Truck, van or SUV preferred.
    Proof of insurance & clean/current MVR is required.
    Please email your contact info to circulation-hiring@westword.com
  • Multi-Media Advertising Sales Executive

    Denver | 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 Westword/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, ping pong, 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:


    May 2021:

    2021 American Business Awards

    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.

    July 2021:

    2021 Top Interactive Marketing Firm

    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.

    August 2021:

    2021 NTX Marketing & Advertising Firms List

    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: hiring@westword.com

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