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National Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Representative
Alternative Press Media– Cleveland, OH

Job Duration: Full-Time

About Our Company:

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio - Alternative Press Media is an internationally known brand in youth culture and music discovery. Now in our 30th year of business, AP (as our fans call us) has grown from its long-established print brand into concert touring, events, iPad editions, mobile and web.

What We Are Looking For:

Alternative Press Media is looking for a confident, self-motivated individual to join our staff in Cleveland as a National Advertising & Sponsorship Sales Representative. This candidate should have an in-depth knowledge of contemporary young adult culture, including the areas of music, movies & television, online, style and technology trends.

The successful candidate will have a background in media sales with a strength in digital sales. This position will oversee existing national business in addition to establishing relationships with new marketing and advertising partners for our online/digital initiatives, print publications and events/tours.


Develop and execute cross-platform marketing/advertising campaigns for clients; from content creative to implementation.
Creating custom proposals, prepare presentations and managing the overall packages that are delivered to clients.
Identifying sales opportunities and approaching potential new clients.
Work closely with the Marketing team to develop and sell creative advertising and sponsorship opportunities.
Researching and staying current with new and emerging technologies, including online/interactive properties that could be essential to implementing exciting new advertising properties for clients.

Job Qualifications:

-- Comprehensive understanding of youth/popular culture (music/film/TV/books/tech).
-- Proficiency in Macintosh, as well as Microsoft Word and Excel programs.
-- Minimum 3 years of media sales (print, digital and/or event).
-- Please include salary requirements.
-- Meticulously organized, detail-oriented and prefer a clean work area.
-- Dynamic, flexible, hard-working and doesn’t take “No” for an answer.
-- Team player with strong negotiation skills.
-- Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.
-- Most Important - A Good, Positive, Self-Starting Attitude

Please address and forward resume with cover letter to (.pdf preferred):
Mr. Joe Scarpelli // [email protected]


Contributing Freelance Writers
Alternative Press is looking to expand its freelancer pool!  We're looking for writers for web and print. Ideal candidates are entrenched in the punk and/or alternative music scene that AP covers, have a passionate, unique writing style, love pop culture, have a knack for storytelling or criticism and are deeply motivated. Blogging experience is helpful. Freelancers have the opportunity to write longform features, reviews, listicles, personal essays and interviews for our print and online editions.

If you're interested in joining our team of writers, send a resume and three writing samples to [email protected].



Birthed as a free, punk-rock fanzine in Cleveland, Ohio, in June 1985, Alternative Press has been on the forefront of alternative youth culture for nearly three decades. AP, as our fans call us, has discovered and helped build the careers of countless music acts in a variety of alternative music genres—a list including Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Korn, Soundgarden, Paramore, Falling In Reverse and many more. Distributed worldwide, AP is still considered a true music fan's "bible" to all that is new and revolutionary. now reaches nearly a million unique visitors every month. It's a daily must-visit site for music fans and musicians, both young and old. AP’s iPad edition was launched in January 2012, and it has already been heralded as one of the best-designed digital publications on the Mag+ platform, having been featured in the May 2012 edition of FOLIO: magazine.


The AP Brands are:

Alternative Press Magazine
Alternative Press Magazine (Digital Edition)
Altpress Mobile App  
The AP Music Awards (APMAS) 

The AP Podcast