Sales Assistant
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 12/1/2019

Job Description

 

Do you want to work in an energetic culture with excellent career growth opportunities while learning from some of the market's most experienced industry leaders?

If you have a dynamic personality and you welcome change and adversity, if you're a hard worker who's always been an over-achiever and takes advantage of every opportunity to prove that you're the best.  You work well in a team environment, you provide excellent customer service and you thrive in a challenging and fast-paced work environment. Then we'd love to meet you!

As a Sales Assistant you will play a significant role in supporting marketing campaigns for our local and regional advertisers.

At KREM our top priority is providing our clients with the best marketing and advertising strategy for their business and the best customer service in the market.  For us, that means having the right people on our team! ​

Responsibilities 

  • Secure and accurately input commercial traffic instructions for broadcast advertisers.
  • Ensure commercials are received and downloaded by deadline for proper airing of spots.
  • Work closely with internal (Sales Department) and external (advertisers, production houses, agencies) customers in a professional manner.
  • Collaborate with Account Managers to support the sales team.
  • Crosstrain with Sales Assistant to assist in managing television campaigns.
  • Effectively use all station provided sales tools and software including WideOrbit Traffic, Media Line, and any other company tools provided.
  • Assist in providing front desk coverage for daily lunches and breaks as well as vacations.
  • Provide additional administrative duties as requested.​

 

Job Requirements

Requirements​​​

  • Strong communication skills both verbally and electronically
  • High achievement in high school and college
  • Ability to work effectively and independently as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects under deadline pressure
  • Ability to effectively solve problems
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects under deadline pressure
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Sales/customer service experience is a plus​

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

Where you choose to live and work are some of the most important decisions in life.  If you are looking to align yourself with a company culture that promotes career advancement of top performers, this is home.  Whether you are seeking a career as a journalist, a sales/marketing executive or a social media/digital guru, KREM 2 offers a career launch pad through TEGNA’s family of media and digital properties in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.  Inviting smart, creative and diverse professionals to develop innovative content, marketing strategies and new technologies is our recruiting priority

Taking care of you, your spouse or partner and your dependents is important and supported by KREM 2’s benefit plans for qualified employees.  Options include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability insurance and long-term disability insurance.   We also offer paid vacation and holidays, sick leave and a generous 401K Savings Plan and other benefits.  

KREM 2 is the CBS affiliate serving the Inland Northwest.  Located in Spokane, the station has a rich history of interactive service with the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene region for over 60 years.  It is our privilege and promise to serve this extraordinary community through our partnerships with numerous non-profit organizations and social service agencies.   To give you a better feel for our news market, Spokane is the second largest city in Washington State and enjoys four distinct weather seasons for outdoor enthusiasts.   Spokane is home to the largest medical hub between Seattle and Minneapolis, Fairchild Air Force Base, a significant higher education, high-tech and agriculture base.