Sr. Sales Executive

Key Publishing Group, a leader in the beauty/entertainment industry seeks a Sr. Sales Executive for Make-Up Artist magazine and IMATS (the International Makeup Artist Trade Show).

General Description

The Sr. Sales Executive is primarily responsible for selling booth space, trade show sponsorships and ads for the magazine. National and international travel required.

This Role

•Sells booth space to exhibitors in all IMATS shows
•Secure sponsorships for IMATS shows and pro events
•Sell education and advertising spots for all IMATS shows
•Maintain and build a positive relationship with customers in the industry
•Work with the KPG team in load in and load out of the shows
•Provide interactive customer service during IMATS
•Procure advertising for Make-Up Artist magazine


  • •Bachelor’s degree in marketing, management, business or related field preferred
  • •8+ years’ experience in sales; business to business sales experience
  • •Proven record of successful sales strategies to drive growth
  • •Ability to provide strong customer service and problem solving skills under pressure
  • •Ability to use sound judgment while balancing multiple competing interests
  • •Balancing creativity with organization and discipline in fast-moving environment
  • •Strong sense of humor and ability to roll with last minute changes a plus
  • •A team-oriented personality with strong analytical, interpersonal, creative, negotiation  and leadership skills
  • •Passion for beauty and the macabre
  • •Strong oral, written, communication and presentation skills
  • •Must be “hands-on” and get involved with the details
  • •Ability to adapt to changing priorities and multi-task
  • •Working knowledge of Windows, Word and Excel

Key Publishing Group provides:

•A competitive salary + commission

•Medical benefits

•Dental benefits

•A 401K plan

•Bragging rights too numerous to mention here

Why you want to be a part of Key Publishing Group:

– We offer a generous compensation package including highly competitive full-time salaries, medical and generous paid time off policy

– Our office is a happy, creative and stylish destination (featured on where our team loves to work, collaborate and succeed

– We travel in style and are the envy of all our friends

– We laugh a lot

About IMATS: 

The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show, or IMATS, is the world’s largest celebration of make-up artistry. Thousands of make-up artists, exhibitors and enthusiasts discuss, display and collect the best the industry has to offer. Make-up industry leaders from fashion and film (including Oscar, BAFTA and Saturn award winners) provide education and demonstrations at IMATS, and new products often debut there. Shows are held in Los Angeles; New York; London; Toronto; Vancouver, B.C.; and Atlanta.

About Make-Up Artist magazine:

Make-Up Artist is a trade magazine for professional make-up artists and is read in more than 70 countries around the world. It was founded in 1996 by Emmy Award-winning make-up artist Michael Key with the vision to educate, connect and inspire artists and make-up lovers around the world.

About Key Publishing Group:

KPG produces the highest quality magazine, websites, digital content and events. The company is recognized as a leader in professional make-up artistry by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, major film studios and global cosmetic companies. We work with the most talented and successful artists in the world. Our team delivers unparalleled value for our business partners. KPG’s combined social media reach is over one million.

If you would like to be part of this culture of excellence, we invite you to explore this career opportunity and see how your talent and aspirations might fit within Key Publishing Group. To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, salary requirements and three professional references to [email protected].

You can learn more about KPG, IMATS and Make-Up Artist magazine here:

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @Makeupartistmag.

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