Senior Account Manager, Political

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

Job Description

The Senior Account Manager, Political is responsible for working with the sales team to manage Premion’s 2019-2020 political accounts. This person will play an integral role in all aspects of our political business, closely collaborating with internal political team members and external POCs as we work to grow political revenue.

High-level client satisfaction is the Senior Account Manager’s daily goal.  This is achieved by focus on relationship management, account strategy and proper order execution. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Political Accounts):

  • Relationship management:
  • Manage internal, partner and client relationships by understanding client goals and making recommendations to achieve them.
  • Serve as central point of contact for partner/client needs. Work to make it easier to do business with Premion. Provide swift, solutions-oriented responses.
  • Conduct regular calls or in-person meetings to review campaign performance. Focus on pacing, upcoming business, product and other inquiries or client requests.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to build lines of communication for exchange of open ideas and problem solving.


  • Account strategy:
    • Engage in pre-sales discussions for new and existing orders. Recommend strategies or changes based on history and best practices.
    • Create (or facilitate creation) of reports to analyze and recommend account strategies.
    • Analyze campaign performance. Recommend revisions or future actions.
    • Review and provide feedback on new collateral and other sales documentation and new product offerings.


  • Order Execution:
    • Review account set-up to ensure accuracy in targeting, allocation, etc. Pre-empt and/or act quickly to mitigate errors or other issues.
    • Oversee on-boarding of new accounts.
    • As needed, assist with collection of assets or other client information.
    • Research orders that are candidates for make good. Initiate make good process with internal teams, when needed.

Job Requirements


  • Previous Political experience within the digital/linear account management realm is preferred.
  • Strong client services skills and acumen, including experience as an account manager handling key or major accounts is required.
  • This role requires a highly self-motivated, self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Some travel may be required.



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 

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

Premion, a division of TEGNA, is the one-stop shop OTT advertising platform for regional and local advertisers. Through our direct relationships with over 100+ top-tier content providers, Premion simplifies the OTT buying process by placing ads alongside premium long-form (full-episode) and live streaming content across more branded networks than any other platform – in just one easy transaction.

Premion’s advertising platform delivers advanced targeting and seamless integration across multiple networks. Advertisers are assured access to brand-safe and fraud-free, guaranteed inventory that reaches the fastest growing and highly engaged OTT audiences.