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Catalyte Digital Media Sales Planner, Apprentice in Chicago, Illinois

Digital Media Sales Planner, Apprentice


Digital Media Sales Planner, Apprentice

Location: Hybrid role, Some Remote / Some On-Site. You need to live within or be willing to relocate to a commutable distance of Chicago, IL 60654

Become a Sales Planner Apprentice. No experience needed.

What does a Digital Media Sales Planner do?

As a Media Sales Planner, you will be responsible for driving revenue, managing advertising campaigns, and ensuring exceptional customer service for our clients. You will be responsible for assisting the full sales cycle from pre-sales to campaign execution to post-sale. You will collaborate closely with internal stakeholders and cross-functional teams to launch, manage, and optimize campaigns across various buying channels.

Being a Sales Planner can serve as a launching pad for various career opportunities within the sales, marketing and leadership fields of business.

Position Summary:

During your apprenticeship with Catalyte, you will develop and hone your foundational skills in Sales under the tutelage of experienced sellers and work on real projects within the Sales Planner capacity.

You will learn to effectively build relationships and engage with existing customers. We will hone your skills in communication, negotiation, and relationship-building. Sales Planners will learn to navigate sales tools and technologies, conduct market research, analyze customer needs, and work closely with sales and marketing teams. Sales Planners also develop resilience, adaptability, and time management skills as they handle objections, troubleshoot client issues, ensure revenue delivery, and prioritize tasks to meet sales targets. Overall, being a Sales Planner equips you with the foundational skills and knowledge needed to excel in sales, marketing, business development, and other related roles.

The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication, active listening, adaptability, resilience, and relationship-building skills, along with a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have a passion for sales and working with people.

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong relationships & build trust with external partners.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and written skills

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, demonstrating a proactive and solutions-oriented mindset.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.

  • Team player who believes in the power of collaboration and teamwork.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and project management skills

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to diagnose, troubleshoot, and fix campaign issues.

  • Familiarity with Google and Microsoft suite products, including Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Experience in ad operations, account management, or campaign management is a plus.

Typical Sales Planner Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review client requests and collaborate internally to create strong sales proposals that drive revenue and retention.

  • Contribute to sales presentations by preparing key data points, historical findings and relevant advertiser research.

  • Contribute to in-person and/or video conference meetings with clients, including creation of presentations, calendar coordination, campaign insights, and platform best practices.

  • Responsible for adhering to all internal sales guidelines, sales processes, and operating cadences.

  • Manage the setup, execution, and optimization of direct and programmatic ad campaigns across multiple clients.

  • Ensure pacing and strong performance of campaigns, proactively identifying areas for optimization and upsell opportunities.

  • Provide comprehensive reporting during the campaign to identify optimization and incremental revenue opportunities for clients across all buying channels.

  • Collaborate with internal teams to troubleshoot technical issues related to measurement, targeting, and ad-serving platforms.

  • Communicate effectively with clients, internal stakeholders, and cross-functional teams, ensuring accurate campaign details and excellent customer service.

  • Stay updated on industry trends, technologies, and best practices related to digital media and advertising.

About Catalyte

Catalyte has redefined hiring. Its proprietary AI uses 500+ data points to unbiasedly discover and develop high-potential talent. By elevating aptitude over pedigree, Catalyte deploys a workforce that looks like America and that helps its clients boost productivity, quality and diversity metrics. By giving high-grit, high-aptitude talent the opportunity to launch new careers, Catalyte transforms individuals, companies and communities. For more information, visit

Catalyte provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.