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Business Development Specialist – South Bend, IN

Mid-West Family - South Bend

Job Details: 

Although this position can be done remotely, there will be times you need to come to our location. Therefore, you must be located within 45 minutes of our location. 

A Business Development Specialist spends 75-85% of their time building relationships with members of the local business community to make them aware of the suite of marketing services Mid-West Family has available to help businesses grow both awareness and revenue. This career is about shaking hands, building trust, and transitioning the local business owner to work directly with our Marketing Success Teams. 

As the dominant local content producer in the region, we empower you to leverage our powerful and successful brands and influencers to bring measurable marketing results. This career offers a great deal of freedom while being a part of a company that follows core values focused on serving the community. Mid-West Family provides you with extensive training and resources to support your success. This includes one-on-one and group training with our On-Boarding Specialist, who is here to support your success and lead you toward a path of professional growth. 

Mid-West Family South Bend (WSJM, Inc.) is an equal opportunity employer. 


Prefer experience in sales and marketing, but willing to train and develop new people to the business. 

Require: Superior relationships skills, excellent listening skills, computer skills, ability to work alone as well as in a team setting, digital and social acumen required, ability to drive for work, and ability to work remotely without direct oversight. 

Prefer: Experience developing and selling marketing ideas and concepts, creative right-brain thinking. 


The ability to build professional and individualized relationships with local business owners. 

The ability to be a self-starter without direct oversight. 

The desire to learn on an on-going basis. 

High problem-solving skills. 

Represent and communicate the Mid-West Family suite of products and services. 

Qualify the wants and needs to the local business owner swiftly. 

Handle all aspects of the relationship with the local business owner. 

Have a high level of business aptitude, and have the capacity to talk about money (either to learn about the business, determine budget, ask for the agreement and collect payment) 

Strong oral and written communication skills. 

Valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation to perform work duties. 

Well-groomed and dress professionally. 


  • Associate (Preferred) 


  • Sales Experience: 2 years (Preferred) 
  • Advertising Sales with Digital Focus: 2 years (Preferred) 


  • English (Required) 


  • Driver’s License (Required) 

Job Type: Full-time 

Pay: $21.00 – $26.00 per hour 

COVID-19 considerations: 
At this time we require that all employees have been vaccinated. 

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