Account Executive
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 8/23/2017

Job Description

The Account Executive develops new and incremental revenue, focused on the customer’s return on investment. Retains and grows existing key accounts through insight proposals, proof of performance, and maximizing station assets.  The Account Executive is also responsible for an existing list of active accounts that have great opportunity for growth.  This position offers both a base salary and huge opportunity to grow your income through a rewarding commission structure.

In this role, you will:

  • Create a strategic business plan with manager to meet and exceed all revenue goals and targets on a monthly, quarterly, annual basis.
  • Develop advertising solutions for new customers that deliver results to their customers.
  • Upsell current customers by providing proof of performance and solid results.
  • Work target accounts in the pipeline at all times. Replenishes as these accounts emerge.
  • Source extra accounts (prospects) in the pipeline at all times. Replenish as these accounts emerge.
  • Conduct Needs Analyses and account reviews to uncover the customer’s most essential needs.
  • Possess a deep understanding of local and regional business vertical segments and constantly seeks to learn more.
  • Able to demonstrate product knowledge and value to their customers.
  • Able to explain the benefits of Digital (SEM, SEO, Social, Display) and its integration with TV, in tandem with digital personnel.
  • Effectively negotiate with customers to meet a winning return on investment.
  • Collaborate with Account Manager to provide timely and accurate traffic instructions; conducts account maintenance including make-goods posts, and aging/collections.
  • In collaboration with Account Manager, create and deliver formal written and verbal presentations to clients.
  • Use CRM to manage day to day activity, build a pipeline and ensure execution.
  • Use CRM tool for projections, weekly.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-2 years business to business sales experience
  • Proven sales leader with demonstrated record of sales achievement
  • Ability to think and lead strategically
  • Proven problem solver
  • Effective driver of integrated revenue (Television plus Digital)
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

Job Requirements

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and G/O Digital, a customized local digital marketing company. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

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