Account Executive
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 8/31/2019

Job Description

KSDK - 5 ON YOUR SIDE, the TEGNA owned NBC affiliate in St. Louis has an opening for an experienced Account Executive to join our sales team. We are looking for a creative solutions-based seller who can develop ideas that produce results for our customers utilizing our multi-platform products.

The right candidate will have experience in B2B sales, be able to think creatively and be able to learn TEGNA’s product suite inside and out.  We are looking for a consultative seller who is focused on results. Keys to success include the ability to ask for the order and close with customers.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic seller, who will manage a high-volume account list. This person will be responsible for growing revenue and share by effectively negotiating, packaging and recommending solutions that utilize our broadcast and digital assets. Must be detail-oriented and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Achieve all broadcast and digital sales goals on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Maximize share of business from an assigned list of local and regional accounts
  • Develop new revenue through selling sponsorships, digital solutions, and Premion OTT
  • Dedicated Account Manager helping to provide exceptional customer service and order fulfillment
  • Use Salesforce to manage day to day activity, pipeline, and forecasts
  • Travel and entertain clients as required

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in media sales is preferred
  • College degree preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in WideOrbit and Salesforce preferred
  • A valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record, as well as reliable transportation and proof of insurance

 

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.

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