There has been massive amounts of talk about Google's involvement and role in the classified advertising business (Google Base? Google Automat?). Yesterday, Eric, Sergey, Larry and crew posted a job opening for someone to run their classified advertising efforts. The company considers classified advertising as one of its "vertical" markets (ie. entertainment, travel, etc.)
The position would allow the director to be based in either New York City or Mt. View. Here are some things I noticed from the job posting that can be found here and went live on Monster last night:
+ Job Title: Google: Vertical Markets Director, Classifieds ? New York or Mountain View
"...your main responsibility will be to develop and execute on a strategy for driving ad sales with all advertisers in the Classifieds category on a national/international level, working with all sales channels and resources (DSO, ISO, Online).
+ Minimum 12 years progressive work experience, 6+ years in Classifieds marketplace, preferably in marketing, brand management, or advertising sales.
+ Hiring and managing Specialist(s) and/or Associate(s) for the Classifieds team.
+ Utilize and leverage all available resources (marketing, public relations, product and engineering, etc) to achieve non-revenue objective.
+ BA/BS degree required, preferably from top-tier school. MBA Preferred.