National Sales Assistant

Date Posted: 10/16/2019

Job Description

​​TEGNA is looking for someone with a unique blend of administrative, computer and sales support experience. This role is the linchpin that connects the Sales Organization to TEGNA’s clients. The National Sales Assistant is the primary support person for the National Sales staff. This position assists in all aspects of the sales process, including good stewardship of client business.​​


  • Daily interaction with existing agency and direct client business. This responsibility includes maintenance of client schedules, regular tracking of client audience delivery using Nielsen and Comscore ratings, developing presentations, merchandising the station and generally providing a high level of customer service.
  • Resolving discrepancies, posting reports in a timely manner.
  • Coordinates with other in-market TEGNA team to set up new customer accounts, contracts, order entry, and revisions.
  • Assists Sales Managers and Account Executives with national business in the maintenance of contracts, order input, make goods, and overall service.
  • Entering client data and orders, revising and maintaining client orders (television and digital).
  • Provide overall support to the sales organization as needed. For instance, providing pre-sale and post-sale materials and other overall client service-oriented tasks. 
  • Assist the sales team with building package worksheets (Excel) and other various sales related duties.   ​


Job Requirements


  • ​​​​​​1-3 years of experience
  • College degree preferred
  • Data Entry Experience
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office products, especially PowerPoint and Excel. 
  • Extremely organized with an eye for detail
  • Multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • Self-motivation and willingness to work as a team player are essential attributes. 
  • Creativity, flexibility, and the ability to change with our industry are also keys to success.​



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

KBMT/KJAC-TV (12News) is the TEGNA ABC/NBC affiliate in the Golden Triangle area of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.  12News has experienced several “firsts” including having the first stations in the market to transmit a digital signal, first in the market to broadcast in HD and the first to offer Spanish language television in the Golden Triangle.  We are also proud of our weekday morning show expanding our offering of local news to better serve our communities.  For five years in a row, 12News has been honored to receive the “Best Newscast” award from the prestigious Press Club of Southeast Texas. If you have your sights on working for and with the best, and with it a chance to join the premiere media group in the country in TEGNA, then consider 12News!