WPBF 25, Hearst Television’s Affiliate in West Palm Beach, FL is hiring a Sales Account Associate. As a Sales Account Associate, you will work with the sales team on developing and processing advertising contracts, obtaining creative materials, generating support materials for sales teams, and coordinating the scheduling and launch of advertising campaigns. This individual will work closely with the advertising sales team to ensure effective placement of sales activity. The Entry Level – Sales Associate position is a training sales program that will develop Sales Account Associates into Sales Account Executives.
Assist the development of sales proposals, advertising packages, and client presentations.
Create supportive marketing materials for the sales department.
Prepare proposals based on account executive requests.
Effectively communicate with internal teams (including: sales, production, finance) and external clients on performance and delivery of campaigns.
Entering and maintaining all orders including electronic transfer and maintenance of all MediaLine/WOCentral orders to WideOrbit.
Maintain and organize sales databases.
Interact with co-workers, clients and the viewing public in a professional manner, both on the phone and in person.
Market Specific Responsibilities:
Assist with order entry and maintenance (both TV and Digital).
Help Account Executives develop client presentations.
Build prospect lists of potential new clients.
Participate in phone blitzes to set appointments with prospective clients.
Accompany AEs on sales calls (virtually and/or in-person).
Training and Development:
Comprehensive 10-12-month training, with ongoing career development and opportunities through the Hearst Sales Development Program.
Learn industry-leading communication and sales techniques.
Train with top sales producers.
Learn software skills on MediaLine and WideOrbit.
After the Hearst Sales Development Program, you will be eligible for an increase in responsibilities and a new job title.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, manage multiple projects, and tight deadlines.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Excellent social, intrapersonal, and presentation skills.
Must be highly-focused, organized, and detail oriented.
Proficient in Excel.
Must have an entrepreneurial mindset.
College degree OR relevant experience in sales, customer service, business administration, or related field. Military training will be considered.
Compensation and Benefits:
Extensive Training Program
Health and Welfare Programs Including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Income Protection Programs Including a 401k plan
Work/Life Programs Including Paid Vacation and Holidays
Career Advancement Opportunities
Apply to learn more about the great benefits Hearst has to offer!