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.

  • Future - 401k plans so that you can plan for the future.
  • Holidays - Time to spend with family and friends.
  • Insurance - Health, dental, and vision to keep you healthy.
  • Vacation - Time to re-charge the batteries.
  • Fellowships - an unparalleled opportunity for young writers who wish to pursue a career in magazine-style journalism. And more!
"Westword's mission has been steady throughout its forty-plus years: to support the community in ways that no other media outlet can. Westword reports on where the deals are going down; comprehensively covers the the city's entertainment scene; partners with charities ranging from Youth on Record to Civic Center Conservancy and the Denver Health Foundation; and provides advertising solutions for local and national clients, always exploring new digital and agency options. In short, Westword holds the keys to not only surviving but thriving in this fast-growing city. And Westword, too, will continue to grow as we continue to find better ways to serve the people and the businesses of metro Denver.""
  • ON THE GO!

    Explore the City with our Street Team.

  • "I love that Westword is the portal to everything trendy in Denver. Westword strives to be the first to announce what is new to Denver and stay in the forefront. I want to always be a part of a company that knows what is going on with a leading edge."
    - Heather Lowe

Current Openings

Job
Department
Location
  • Digital Sales Coordinator

    Sales
    Denver
    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 Needed

    Marketing
    Denver
    Drivers Needed
    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
  • Multimedia Advertising Consultant

    Sales
    Denver
    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 and must pass a background check.


    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.