Account Executive

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

Job Description

KCEN-TV, the Temple, Texas, TEGNA Media Inc. Company, and NBC Affiliate, has an opening for an Account Executive to join our sales team. We’re looking for a driven, solutions-based seller eager to represent our vast range of broadcast and digital product offerings. 


  • Utilizes knowledge of the industry, the competition, and the client to develop and execute client strategies
  • Develops new and incremental revenue by securing appointments with local businesses to discuss our interactive, digital and television products
  • Retains and expands existing key accounts through insight proposals, proof of performance, and maximizing station assets
  • Provides exceptional customer service to new and existing advertisers
  • Build strong relationships with existing and new customers especially in the Waco, Temple and Killeen area.
  • A person that knows Waco and a willingness to be involved in business and civic organizations.
  • Communicates effectively with internal clients and internal personnel
  • Positively and professionally represent KCEN and TEGNA Media at all times




Job Requirements


  • College degree with minimum 2-3 years' media sales experience preferred
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to communicate with decision makers at all levels
  • Proven relationship-building and influencing skills required
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast paced environment in office or at home.
  • Ability to efficiently organize workload and workflow is critical
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Ability to work well with an internal support team
  • Strong desire to learn and become entrenched in the ever-evolving digital marketplace
  • A valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and dependable vehicle required
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Wide Orbit and Salesforce experience a plus


About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.  

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 49 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and two radio stations in 41 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 35 million across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA's stations have over 25 million social followers.  TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards. 

 TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service.  In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.  For more information, visit  

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

“Start Here. Expect More!”  KCEN/KAGS-TV is the NBC affiliate serving the citizens of Temple, Waco, Killeen and Bryan-College Station.  With more than 60 years in operation, we still feel the obligation to our viewers to serve our communities faithfully and honestly.