Inside Sales Account Executive

North America

CA – Emeryville


#: 32909-en_US



United States



CA – Los Angeles

Inside Sales Account Executive – 32909

Gracenote – USA Emeryville, California 

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Nielsen/Gracenote is the top provider of entertainment information, creating industry-leading databases of TV, movie, and music metadata for entertainment guides, applications and in car entertainment. Our technology serves billions of requests daily to hundreds of millions of devices around the world. Our customers include innovators like Apple, Comcast, Google, Spotify, Amazon and DirecTV, top consumer electronics and cable companies, as well as leading automotive manufacturers such as Ford and Toyota, throughout the US and the world. Simply put, Gracenote data provides you with an opportunity to impact the evolution of the entire entertainment industry.




Account Executives represent Gracenote’s product offerings to Tier 3 customers worldwide. The Account Executive must have a complete and thorough understanding of Gracenote’s business, products and services, and be able to formulate winning value propositions to its clients and prospects. The ability to understand and discuss a wide range of business strategies is required, as is having credible and persuasive engagement at all levels of a client organization.  



  • Qualify prospects and conduct needs analysis, establish buying influences, budgets, purchasing criteria and timeframes, and drive the prospect through the sales pipeline to closure.

  • Identify areas to upsell/cross-sell, renegotiate contract renewals and rate increases where appropriate.

  • Maintain a healthy sales pipeline to ensure quarterly and yearly sales objectives are consistently achieved or exceeded.

  • Support operations in the service of existing clients as requested.

  • Effectively and simultaneously manage multiple opportunities at various stages of the sales cycle.

  • Maintain Gracenote commercial documents and client information databases.

  • Salesforce – Input new accounts and Opportunities, BMFs for billing, logging calls/emails/meetings/updating contacts, creating cases to implement new product start-ups.

  • Respond to client emails, working with Ops and Dev teams to troubleshoot and resolve any issues (feed failures etc.), and work with legal team to update contracts.

  • Study and keep up to date with industry developments. Ensure a good working knowledge of the local market and clients

  • Identify potential clients and sales opportunities, contacting new prospects, prepare presentations, present to clients

  • Attend internal online training sessions and finance calls

  • Various Admin and other tasks in support of sales & operations.




  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.

  • Must be an expert in communicating effectively and authoritatively.

  • Must be a self-driven and be capable of working independently.

  • Must possess an unbridled passion for, and understanding of, the up-to-the-minute trends that are driving the digital media consumer experience.

  • Experience in educating and selling into customer’s organization and have the ability to navigate to reach and influence key decision makers.

  • Adept at effectively negotiating and bring to closure contracts.

  • Must be enthusiastic about selling Gracenote products and services in addition to a personal passion for the media industry.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Google Suite (Sheets, Slides, Docs).

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • A motivated self-starter with proven ability to prioritize workload and exercise sound judgement.

  • Experience working with seen as a plus.




About Nielsen:

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio, and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement.

By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90 percent of the world’s population. For more information, visit

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Emeryville,California 

Secondary Locations: CA – Los Angeles, , , 

Travel:  Yes, 10% of the Time