Local Sales Assistant

Date Posted: 8/31/2017

Job Description

KVUE-TV, the Austin, Texas TEGNA Inc station and ABC Affiliate is looking for a Local Sales Assistant.  The Local Sales Assistant, a clerical role,  will act as support for the local sales staff. This position assist Sales Managers, Account Executives, and Account Managers in all aspects of the sales process, including good stewardship of client business.


Job Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • responding appropriately to incoming calls and emails from clients
  • proper paperwork and order entry with high level of accuracy
  • pulling reports as needed, including pre-logs, post-logs, invoices, late-runs, audience delivery/post-buy analysis reports, etc.
  • notifying clients of late-runs
  • working with sales staff and clients in researching and resolving discrepancies
  • working with traffic operations as needed
  • assisting maintenance and updating of sales support material, including our Intranet sales site as well as physical files
  • providing back up support for other sales, traffic, administrative, and other station personnel
  • preparing multimedia presentations and supporting documents
  • coordinating sales project merchandising and promotional support
  • occasionally participating in outside sales functions / presentations
  • being a positive and professional representative of TEGNA and our multiple advertising platforms
  • organizing departmental and station functions
  • entering makegoods
  • maintaining political files (physical and online)

Job Requirements

 Critical Requirements:

  • strong organizational and time management skills
  • dependability and punctuality
  • excellent follow-through and detail orientation
  • strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • good interpersonal skills – get along well with others

Essential Qualifications include the ability to:

  • accurately compare and verify information
  • work in a fast paced environment; handle multiple duties simultaneously
  • effectively communicate with others (present ideas, facts and technical information clearly)
  • quickly adjust to changing priorities, goals, procedures and essential duties
  • take initiative; effectively solve problems on your own
  • work with numbers (basic arithmetic including fractions and percentages)

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 46 stations in 38 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions including OTT local advertising network Premion, centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. 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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About Us

KVUE stands for excellence - in everything we do. Whether it’s producing Austin’s highest rated newscasts, most popular news website, or most-followed social media outlets, KVUE is committed to being a positive contributor within our community, through our service. This goal is part of the foundation on which the station was built, and remains a guiding principle for the staff as we continue to honor this commitment. Our mission to inform and educate with local news and community outreach is accomplished on multiple platforms and extends throughout the year.