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LocalEdge Overview

Headquarters Buffalo, NY
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Operated By Hearst
Founded 1968
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
LocalEdge is a leading internet marketing provider for local businesses. As a Hearst Media Services Company and Division of Hearst Communications, Inc., our products and fulfillment services power thousands of businesses globally within direct markets and our affiliate ... More

Mission: Deliver Internet marketing products with the highest quality and value for local businesses maximizing our customer's growth.

Company Updates

  • InVue Digital, a Hearst digital agency and part of LocalEdge, is currently hiring a senior web designer. InVue is comprised of creative experts in web design & development, user experience, online trends, and digital marketing who are all dedicated to reaching the goals of our clients. Sample projects can be found at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vITUj.

    Work Archive - Invue Digital

    New optimized and responsive web build, custom designed CMS that allows for easy to navigate and create new content that engages target audience to get more people through the door.

  • Hearst DMS is expanding its digital sales team in Charlotte! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIf4o Among the top reasons this is the best sales career opportunity in Charlotte: 1 - Hearst is one of the most profitable media companies in the country 2 - Charlotte is a highly strategic office for our expansion, staffed by the top digital sales leaders and trainers in the country 3 - We offer the most aggressive commission plan in the area 4 - We offer the largest suite of digital marketing products built for SMBs 5 - Our team has the opportunity to attend trade shows in major cities in the US

LocalEdge – Why Work For Us?

Working at LocalEdge

Here are a few reasons why LocalEdge is a great place to build your career:


Success is rewarded:

  • Income – we reward success, it’s as simple as that!
  • Appreciation – recruitment doesn’t end at your date of hire
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit – we encourage individuals to take ownership and improve any facet of the business they are in contact with

There’s no "I" in Team:

  • Support – our employees are supported by teams of skilled colleagues and continual training
  • Fulfillment – with premise sales teams and reseller partnerships among the Nation’s leading media outlets, the projects our employees contribute to are shaping an industry
  • Development – a big size company with an agency feel, it’s commonplace to work on projects involving executive leadership

Armed and Ready:

  • Tools to Succeed – our vendor relationships, technology and quality output place us above the competition with tools used whether in sales, support or fulfillment functions
  • Company Strength – we are owned by the Hearst Corporation, one of the world’s largest diversified media and information companies

The Perks:

  • Business Casual Environment – no suit, no tie, no problem!
  • Benefits – our coverage takes into account current needs (medical, dental, vision) and future developments (short / long-term disability and life) plus a 401K match for retirement
  • Vacation / Holidays / Excused Absence – we employ passionate and dedicated individuals…to nurture these attributes our “time-to-unwind” is highly desirable


Join the team who works every day to creatively develop Internet Marketing solutions for an array of customers as well as the technology that powers them.

Sales/Sales Support:

  • Digital Media Sales
    Our Digital Media Professionals are trusted advisors to business owners, creating internet advertising solutions to meet their business goals.
  • Client Experience
    From account management to customer service, this team is dedicated to ensuring our clients' expectations are met and exceeded.


  • Software Developers

    Our innovative team of .Net and Java developers build software applications and work with a who's-who of internet partners from Google, Yahoo, bing, Facebook and more!

  • Internet Marketing Services
    Develop and build internert marketing campaigns in search engine optimaization, PPC, advanced reputation management, social media marketing, and copywriting.

  • Web Designers

    Design innovative and cutting edge websites for businesses around the world.

Workflow/Coporate Functions:

  • Business Workflow & Production

    Initiate product creation and launch, manage overall business workflow. 

  • Reseller Partnership Management
    Support our advertising resellers and interface with internet marketing services and business workflow to ensure service and performance exceeds expectations.
  • Corporate Functions
    No company is complete without all of the shared services that keep things running smoothly, from accounting and finance to human resources and marketing.

Connect With Our Talent Acquistion Team Today!


Penny Emery

Talent Acquisition Manager

Shelly Long

HR Manager & Recruiter

Jennifer Delair

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Megan Hughes

Talent Aqusition Specialist

Melissa Krisztal

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Joanna Maskas

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Katherine Polino

Talent Acquisition Coordinator


Culture & Values

At LocalEdge, our leadership is dedicated to building a Culture of Success. We work and play hard. Our values center around our customers, and when our customers succeed, so do we.

Our employees embody the following core values:

  • Passion – be fanatical about our customers and products
  • Success –  be obsessed with winning achievement every day
  • Excellence – be relentless in meeting customer expectations and delivering results
  • Trustworthy – earn the trust of your co-workers and partners. BE a trusted advisor to our customers. 
  • Celebrate – Revel in your success, have fun at what you do, and celebrate victories big and small.
  • Empower – Take the bull by the horns and make it happen! Own it from start to finish. Never give up!

Are you up to the challenge?

Here at LocalEdge, we take pride in recognizing our employees for going above and beyond in their everyday
undefined tasks. Frequent sales contests around activity, revenue, and other key metrics are the norm! Aside from traditional compensation, some of our recent prizes have included all-expense paid trips, gift cards, TV's, Spa Days, and the latest trending electronics!

Our best performers are regularly achnowledged through our Employees of the Month and annual Employees of the year.  Whether it's a career in sales or one of other essential fields, there is always rewarding incentive to work toward. So...are you up to the challenge?


LocalEdge, a division of Hearst Media Services, is dedicated to bringing the best talent on board in all areas of our company. Our currently featured job is the Digital Account Executive position in our Charlotte, NC office. Being our newest office – which only opened earlier this year – this sales team has experienced tremendous success and is continuing the search for top talent in Charlotte, NC! We asked our Director of Sales, Pancho Mangual, some questions about working for this team...here is what he had to say:

Q. What makes your team so unique? 

A. “We are the most competitive sales team in the company, this supported by the fact that 4 of our 10 reps have already qualified for 2014 President's Club, after only 6 months of selling”

Q. What helps your team stay motivated to reach their goals? 

A. “Reps get weekly incentives…some of them include Carolina Panthers football tickets, a plaque for sales person of the month, gift cards for winning competitions, etc. And every Tuesday they get free Taco Tuesday lunch too.”

Q. What is the result for a rep who hits their goals? 

A. “If they are hitting all of their goals for new account sales, top account executives can make $100K or more annually.”

Q. What are the top three qualities that you believe will allow a representative to thrive in this position? 

A. “In order to thrive, you need to have a good work ethic, a positive attitude, and an insatiable need to win.”

Q. What does a typical day for someone in this role look like? 

A. “Cold-calling, prospecting, meeting with clients/doing sales presentations, in-office training, and resourcing.”

Please click on the link below to apply for our featured job:

Digital Account Executive: http://www.jsco.re/2i2h

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LocalEdge President, Revenue & Operations Mike Deluca
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    Very High Turnover

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LocalEdge full-time (More than a year)


    Good salary, You learn what not to do


    Very high turnover rate, no vision, values short term over the long term, poor quality products

    Advice to Management

    Fix the toxic culture

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at LocalEdge in December 2013.


    One phone call interview/2 in office interviews. The phone call interview was with a recruiter. First in-office interview was pretty standard with the sales manager. After interview he gave me scripts in order to do a demo sales presentation for the 3rd and final interview. The final offer was made a week after.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you consider yourself a hunter or a farmer? (I almost cracked up laughing) Some simple math questions Sales experience- what makes you feel qualified   Answer Question

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  • AdWords Premier SMB Partner, Google, 2014

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