Account Executive, Events

Job Location(s) US-MA-Needham | US-NY-New York | US-CA-San Francisco | US-Remote
Job ID
IDG Communications
US Event Sales
Employee Type
Regular Full-Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)


Do you want to be a strategic marketing consultant and help your customers succeed in their event marketing efforts?  If so, come sell for an industry-leading Tech Media, Data & Marketing Services company.  IDG Communications is seeking an ambitious, talented, self-motivated, experienced and technology savvy Account Executive, Events to join our Events Sales Team with responsibility for selling the entire IDG Communications, Inc.’s award winning Events Portfolio.


The ideal candidate will be someone who can build an event-specific sales plan that includes prospect engagement plans, and revenue goal setting.  Candidates should possess a minimum of 3 years’ experience selling into technology companies.  Trade show and/or conference sales experience is preferable.  Strong IT vendor/market knowledge and a proven track record of sales success is required.  The position is 100% over-the-phone inside sales.


IDG Communications’ vision is to make the world a better place by enabling the right use of technology.  As the leading global media and data company powered by 1st party relationships, our collaborative, innovative and customer focused culture fosters success for our customers and our employees.  Upon joining IDG, you can expect a stable, consultative, and hard charging work environment along with an office culture that rewards, recognizes, and respects achievement.  We offer competitive salaries, an outstanding benefits package and an atmosphere dedicated to advancing our passion in providing cutting-edge advertising & marketing solutions for our clients.


Join us at one of our US locations (New York, NY; Needham, MA; San Francisco, CA) or work remotely!


  • Prospect/drive new business opportunities
  • Understand customers goals/initiatives – be consultative
  • Confidently present IDG’s event portfolio
  • Maintain accurate weekly forecast within our CRM database
  • Negotiate and be responsible for all contracts
  • Build trust and relationships w/clients/prospects
  • Develop a successful follow up routine (for new as well as current customers)
  • Create a continuous dialog with customers and prospects.
  • Work as a team player


  • 3-5 years event sales experience, ideally in a technology environment
  • Proven presentation, writing, critical thinking and negotiation skills
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Self-starter with strong time management skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, and be self-motivated within a high energy engaged team
  • Strong presentation skills to senior level executives

Other:   Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  Requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion will be considered on an individual basis.


Please upload a formatted version of your resume and cover letter during the application process.


IDG is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


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