Field Roanoke, Virginia


Date Requested

Job Description


In-Store Representative

Reports To:

Area Manager (AM)


Field Operations





Job Classification:


Core Competencies:


  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Initiative and follow-through
  • Sense of urgency
  • Basic computer competencies
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management Skills


The In-Store Representative position completes multiple advertising and merchandising programs by following a calendar of scheduled visits.  As a result, the In-Store reps enhance the image of News America Marketing.


        Program Execution

        Achieve specified client objectives and assignments

        Complete ad and/or merchandising programs as assigned by market management

        Remove, install and maintain News America Marketing Products in specified retailers

        Communicate with supervisor and internal colleagues as requested and on an ongoing basis (must respond to request within 24 hrs)

        Attend monthly training meetings & individual training meetings as scheduled with manager

        Report completion of project(s) in a timely and accurate manner

        Complete all assigned work within the budgeted hours provided


        Customer Relationships

        Establish and build courteous business relationships with clients and retailers

        Keep Field updated on competitor trends

        Keep Field updated on issues with retailers (manager issues or store closings)


        Experience Needed:

        Ability to work independently

        Knowledge of retail environment & customer experience preferred

        Personal Traits

        Demonstrate a sense of urgency

        Honesty and integrity

        Very detail oriented

        Skill requirements

        Attention to detail and quality of work (imperative)

        Good working knowledge of Windows operating system & Internet Explorer

        Initiative to identify and solve problems

        Ability to finish projects accurately, completely and on time

        Work well independently & as part of a team

        Physical Requirements

        Ability to lift up to 25 pounds & stand on feet for extended periods

        Certain projects may require repetitive bending, lifting and stretching

        Ability to install all SmartSource products including: carts, shelf, freezer and Floortalk*

        Non - Skill requirements

        In-store representatives must have a valid driver's license (for at least 2 years) and a reliable, insured and registered personal vehicle (In some cases, representatives will have a city assignment in which they may choose alternate transportation, such as a bus or subway)

        Ability to drive during the day and night is required

        Personal computer (with Windows 2000 or XP or higher) & printer

        Internet & E-mail access; high speed access preferred

        Adherence to dress code

*Note that Frequency and activities required to perform all job requirements are not listed                                                                   

Release date:  January 6, 2015