Sales Assistant

Date Posted: 6/30/2019

Job Description

NewsWest 9 (KWES-TV NBC) in Odessa-Midland, Texas is seeking a Sales Assistant  to join our team. In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with NewsWest 9  Account Executives to develop and execute multi-dimensional and strategic broadcast and digital campaigns.


  • Daily interaction with existing agency and direct client business; this responsibility includes maintenance of client schedules and digital campaigns, regular tracking of client audience delivery using Nielsen ratings, developing presentations, merchandising the station and generally providing a high level of customer service.
  • Collaboration with sales leadership and aligned Account Executives to serve local agency and direct clients in the ideation and execution of marketing campaigns.
  • Creating professional proposals using content provided by team members.
  • Proactively identify upsell opportunities for existing accounts.
  • Managing the scheduling and fulfillment of campaigns sold.
  • Ability to make decisions, solve problems independently in effort to support AE team and sales leadership.
  • Collaboration with aligned digital sales support for Implementation and maintenance of digital product offerings sold by AE team.
  • Manages the implementation of programs and schedules sold by AE team, this includes coordination of production, entering orders and development and assistance in presentation of proof of performance pieces.
  • Openness to change as department sales strategy and market demands dictate.
  • Attends sales meetings and training to obtain sales, product and process information and keeping current with company products and services to have the ability to articulate this information to our client base as needed.
  • Organization and execution of station events as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • College degree preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently as part of a team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate directly with clients.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems. 
  • Must be detail oriented, be able to multi-task and able to hit deadlines.
  • Creative and able to adapt quickly to change.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge of Wide Orbit and Salesforce preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with an excellent driving history, as well as reliable transportation and proof of insurance. 


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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NewsWest 9 (KWES), the NBC affiliate in Midland-Odessa, TX, is owned by TEGNA Inc., an innovative media company with 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets.