Account Executive
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 3/22/2019

Job Description

​KHOU-TV, a TEGNA Media Company, is home to employees who demonstrate an urgent, passionate and unmatched commitment to lead and revolutionize information delivery across all platforms. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, self-motivated Account Executive to develop new business and grow an existing account list in the Houston marketplace. The ideal candidate will showcase his or her strategic and entrepreneurial expertise by building collaborative relationships and providing customer solutions through an integrated suite of media platforms including television, internet, mobile and other emerging products.

Responsibilities

  • Consistently prospect for new revenue opportunities using client and category insights
  • Upsell current customers by engaging them in the full product line of KHOU offerings
  • Create custom solutions-driven campaigns that meet client needs across multiple media platforms including broadcast, digital (SEO, SEM, Social, Display, Email and OTT)
  • Seek opportunities to expand relationships with key clients by taking an active role in understanding their business needs and competitive landscape
  • Establish strong relationships with internal team members by providing account management team with clear and concise direction for successful execution of campaigns
  • Make decisions and solve problems independently to support customer needs
  • Utilize an Account Manager to provide exceptional customer service and contract fulfillment
  • Use Salesforce to manage day to day activity, pipeline and forecasts
  • Positively and professionally represent the media group

Job Requirements

Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of account engagement in a professional, fast paced media sales environment
  • Proven track record of success
  • Understanding of Nielsen methodology
  • Understanding of Google Analytics
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and accuracy a must
  • Ability to effectively solve problems
  • Creative and able to adapt quickly to change
  • Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organization and time management skills
  • Self-motivation and willingness to work as a team player are essential attributes
  • Strong business acumen a must

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About TEGNA
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 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 approximately 35 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.

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

KHOU 11 has been one of the top-rated CBS affiliates in Texas for over two decades. For more than 60 years, KHOU 11 has been a leader in local news, information and community involvement. We serve our viewers, in the tenth-largest television market, through several daily broadcasts, as well as 24-hour news coverage via KHOU.com, social media, and mobile platforms.  KHOU 11 continues to grow and connect with new audiences in our community by covering news stories and participating in community events that support our “KHOU Stands for Houston” brand.