Advertising Sales Consultant Positions

Herald Editor, WKUHerald

Sales representatives consult with clients to develop campaigns that best meet the needs of their business. Advertising space is sold for both the Herald and the Talisman, in print and online. They help showcase the needs on social media and all platforms that reach students. Our sales representatives also work closely with the staff of Cherry Creative to pitch unique opportunities, including sponsored content, specialty publications and events, to clients. Sales representatives are paid with 20% commission for each sale.

Each semester the Herald accepts applications from students who want professional experience. Please fill out the application and hit submit. If you have any questions about the application process, contact the Herald’s Advertising Manager at, or 270-745-6285

Why work for Student Publications Advertising?

Students working on behalf of Student Publications Advertising develop a skill set necessary to thrive in professional, fast-paced environments through working with local and national organizations alike. You will grow both personally and professionally during your time at Student Publications, with the opportunity to earn for yourself along the way.

Job Description

Department: Advertising

Reports To: Ad Manager

Hours: 10-15 a week

Paid: Yes, 20% commission per sale


  • Meets with local businesses to produce sales
  • Develops leads for clients
  • Works closely with businesses to cultivate the best experience for their needs
  • Stays organized and on top of leads and contacts
  • Brings a positive attitude to Student Publications
  • Demonstrates willingness to learn
  • Meet all deadlines
  • Works with students with different backgrounds and needs in Student Publications


  • Must be a WKU student
  • Strong interest in sales
  • Should be willing to cultivate a positive work environment


Advertising Executive Application

Form which students who want to work on the advertising staff fill out to apply.

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Working for Student Publications Advertising requires a time commitment. While most staffers are paid, this is a job, and editors and managers will expect you to complete your assignments in a timely fashion. Please answer the following questions to help us determine how much time you can commit to the newspaper.