National Sales Assistant

Date Posted: 7/26/2019

Job Description

WLTX-TV, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Columbia, SC, is currently seeking a full-time National Sales Assistant. The successful candidate will directly support our national sales and traffic teams, executing the day-to-day responsibilities of a high-volume operation.  Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment. 



  • Data entry with high level of accuracy while providing exceptional customer service to national clients working with our Rep firm.
  • Maintenance of broadcast schedules, avails, preempts, makegoods, audience delivery posts, pre-logs, post-logs, traffic and aging/collections.
  • Maintain paid programming, including but not limited to working with the national rep office to ensure orders are received, secure allocations, provide log documentation as necessary and make reps aware of unfilled time slots.
  • Coordinate commercial copy from all delivery systems, FTP and other outside services.
  • Ensure quality assurance of commercial copy while working closely with TEGNA Traffic Operations (TCO) to assure accuracy, continuity and meeting log deadlines.

Job Requirements


  • College degree with a minimum of 2 years in a media sales environment is desired. 
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects effectively within deadlines.
  • Strong organization and time management.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems with a sense of urgency.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel.
  • WideOrbit, Salesforce, & Medialine experience a plus.
  • Positive Attitude & leadership qualities.


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


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

At WLTX, we’re looking for people who put a premium on personal integrity, teamwork, innovation, accountability, problem solving, a strong work ethic and winning.  We provide an atmosphere to grow professionally. We offer medical, dental and vision benefits for you, your spouse or partner, and your dependents as well as life insurance, supplemental life, spousal life,  and accident insurance.  In addition, the Company provides generous vacation time, sick pay, short-term disability (STD), long-term disability (LTD), a 401(k) Savings Plan and more.