Local Sales Assistant
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

Job Description

WXIA/WATL-TV, A TEGNA Company, is seeking a full-time Local Sales Assistant. The successful candidate will directly support our local sales team.  Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment. 

Act as liaison between station national sales department and national sales reps to assist with every aspect of the placement, processing, and maintenance of orders for local TV advertising accounts.

Develop a firm understanding of the sales process, Nielsen ratings, and Wide Orbit software. Maintaining orders once placed including revisions due to program changes and/or pre-empted spots, posting orders on a weekly basis.

  • TV sales order entry.
  • Organizing and maintaining schedules and paperwork.
  • Resolve discrepancies.
  • Make sure all assigned duties are completed efficiently and with adherence to deadlines.
  • Work directly with local sales account executives, other local assistants, and account managers and maintain an effective working relationship with them and other sales and company personnel.
  • Perform general office duties including answering phones including the switchboard, back up for other assistants and setting up working lunches as needed.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

Job Requirements

  • College degree preferred, preferably in communications, public relations, advertising or business.
  • Highly organized and possess the ability to switch focus quickly when needed and work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Fast and accurate computer data entry skill and ability.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, able to act with a sense of urgency and adhere to set deadlines.
  • Have a personable demeanor with strong team and customer focus

 

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 30 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 also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers 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. 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

Be a part of the most awarded media team in Atlanta by joining the Networks of 11Alive!  The Networks of 11Alive include WXIA-TV, WATL-TV, Bounce TV, Antenna TV and numerous digital and social media products and are a part of the highly-respected TEGNA Media portfolio.  Salespeople, storytellers, marketing gurus, digital experts and production specialists all feel at home here and it’s where Atlanta’s most creative personalities feel inspired!
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