Sales Assistant

Date Posted: 9/19/2020

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 Sales Assistant is the primary support person for the WUSA9 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 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


  • 0-2 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. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. 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.



Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Type: Sales
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 9/19/2020

About Us

Are you all about social and new media?  Do you like change?  And does “risk” mean “potential” in your vocabulary?  Be part of a news team that’s changing, growing and serving our community in the process.  WUSA, the TEGNA-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, DC hires talented and creative journalists, social/digital experts, marketing masterminds, and customer-focused sales executives.  If you are looking for a fast-paced atmosphere to thrive, develop your professional skills and partner with viewers and digital users – WUSA is the place to be.