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Local Sales Manager, KRHD 25News ABC

KRHD 25News ABC
Job Description

E.W. Scripps is seeking a qualified, dynamic, driven leader to join our market leading team. We are currently seeking a high-energy, multi-tasking Local Sales Manager to join our Sales team at KRHD in Bryan Texas. The Local Sales Manager is responsible for leading and motivating the local sales team.

The Local Sales Manager works under the direction of the Director of Sales to maintain and grow existing business/relationships with our key accounts. Identify and pursue ways to increase individual, client and company sales growth and retention in our full product portfolio. Professional with superior people skills, great attitude and work ethic. Is excited about the opportunity for developing relationships and acting as a strategic business partner for our customers.

A DAY IN THE LIFE:

  • Organize and direct local sales department
  • Negotiate agency business and local direct business in an organized and effective manner
  • Build and maintain a positive working relationship with station personnel
  • Negotiate ratings, rates and budgets
  • Participate in the recruitment of sales and support personnel
  • Aid in the building of client relationships, which may include networking outside normal business hours
  • Training and efficiency on research and sales software
  • Negotiate ratings, rates and budgets
  • Develop new business for station utilizing and maximizing all station platforms including but not limited to broadcast, digital and mobile
  • Lead local team in selling transactional accounts on all three platforms
  • Maintain positive working relationships with outside vendors
  • Assist the Director of Sales in training, development and motivation of local sales team
  • Understand and interface with traffic systems & personnel to efficiently manage air time inventory
  • Oversee accounts receivable and credit policies
  • Develop and implement pricing and packaging to fill needs of both client and station
  • Know the strengths and weaknesses of the competing stations, other advertising mediums and position the station accordingly
  • Conduct regular sales training for local sales team
  • Effectively forecast sales revenue and manage department expenses within budget
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required (proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required)

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Minimum 3-5 years media sales experience, management experience strongly preferred

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

  • Must have excellent listening skills.
  • Ability to craft solutions quickly based on needs assessment.
  • Demonstrated record of success in a goal oriented, highly accountable sales environment
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure of multiple deadlines and assignments.
  • Must have a diligent work ethic and be dependable.
  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret sales demographics information to develop creative sales solutions.
  • Must be able to use systematic thinking, the ability to persuade and exhibit effective closing skills.
  • Ability to generate reports, business correspondence, and presentations.
  • Strong communication skills and the capability to effectively respond to questions from managers, colleagues and customers.
  • Must have the ability to calculate figures related to advertising rates, discounts, packages, ad sizes, commissions and mileage.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and other software programs such as customer relations software.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required (proof of insurance and liability coverage may be required)

 

WHAT WE’LL OFFER:

  • Extensive Scripps Sales Process training.
  • A career path to grow your professional experiences.
  • Full benefits; medical, dental and vision.
  • Retirement savings plan with company match.

 

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HOW WE KEEP YOU SAFE:

Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by Dec. 1, 2021 or your start date, whichever is later, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing. This requirement excludes positions located in Montana.

 

SCRIPPS' COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:
At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at scripps.com.

 

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

 

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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