WESH-TV is looking for an experienced Local Sales Assistant. Opportunity to work in a team focused and goal oriented environment in the exciting world of broadcast television. Primary responsibility is to assist the Account Executives and Sales Managers in various parts of the sales process. Tasks will include, but not be limited to: entering orders into traffic system, assisting with order maintenance, maintaining client management data base, maintaining contract files, and creating PowerPoint presentations for multi-platform marketing campaigns. Position will require a significant amount of client communication via phone and in written form, plus switchboard relief as necessary. This career opportunity is a great way to get your foot in the door at a highly-respected TV station and begin a career with Hearst Television, an industry leading television station group.
Entering and maintaining all national orders including electronic transfer and maintenance of all MediaLine/WOCentral orders to WideOrbit.
Assist in the development of sales proposals, advertising packages and client presentations.
Create supportive marketing materials for sales department.
Effectively communicate with internal teams (sales, production, finance) and external clients on performance and delivery of campaigns.
Maintain organized filing systems
Prepare proposals based on account executive requests
Keep progress tabs on various sales initiatives.
Work cooperatively with managers, co-workers and clients to deliver a high-level of service.
Interact with co-workers, clients and the viewing public in a professional manner, both on the phone and in person
Must have computer and software experience.
Previous commercial television experience a plus, military experience considered.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, WideOrbit, and MediaLine.
Ability to thrive in a fast paced work environment, manage multiple projects and tight deadlines.
Consistently meet deadlines in a challenging and dynamic environment.
Capable of learning new systems promptly and thoroughly.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Must be highly-focused, organized, and detail oriented.
Must take pride in work, respond to instruction well, thrive in a fast-paced environment, enjoy working independently and perform at a consistently high-level.
Deal with the daily stresses and pressures associated with commercial television sales
Extreme attention to detail.
College degree in broadcast journalism, broadcast news, or related field