Sales Assistant

Date Posted: 9/20/2020

Job Description

WOI/KCWI-TV, A TEGNA Company, is seeking a full-time Sales Assistant. The successful candidate will directly support our local sales team and sales management.  Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment. 

Act as liaison between station national sales department and national sales reps to assist with every aspect of the placement, processing, and maintenance of orders for local TV advertising accounts.

Develop a firm understanding of the sales process, ComScore and/or Nielsen ratings, and Wide Orbit software. Maintaining orders once placed including revisions due to program changes and/or pre-empted spots, posting orders on a weekly basis, assist in management reports and support.


  • Accurately setting up new account profiles, contracts, etc.
  • Accurately inputting broadcast and digital orders.
  • Organizing and maintaining schedules and paperwork. Collaborating with Account Executives to input acceptable make-good packages, posts, and facilitate accurate trafficking of orders, as needed.  Resolve discrepancies.
  • Working with Account Executive and Sales Manager, to build PowerPoint presentation shells and/or to customize sales materials.
  • Cross training in Traffic to provide back up support and vacation relief.
  • Effectively using all station provided sales tools & software, including WideOrbit Traffic, WideOrbit Sales, WideOrbit Connect, Matrix, Salesforce, Media Monitors, Scarborough, Admall, Wiki, ComScore, Nielsen and any other company tools provided.
  • Providing additional administrative duties as requested
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.


Job Requirements


  • College Degree preferred.
  • Experience in a high pressure, fast paced environment. Media industry experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently as part of a team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate directly with clients.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects under deadline pressure.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and extremely computer literate.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems.
  • Creative and able to adapt quickly to change.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organization and time management.



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.

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TEGNA has won more national journalism awards over the past five years than any other local broadcaster including multiple Gracie Awards from the Alliance for Women in Media, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, George Foster Peabody Awards, National Edward R. Murrow Awards and Service to America Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation.