Nexstar Media Group

  • Local Sales Manager

    Requisition ID
    2019-4676
    Category
    Sales
    Job Locations
    US-VA-Portsmouth
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    Nexstar’s duopoly of WAVY-TV (NBC) and WVBT-TV (FOX) seeks a Local Sales Manager to co-lead its Local sales team on the southeast Virginia coast. The Sales Manager is responsible for leading the day to day operations of the Sales department, including development of new business and achievement of revenue goals across Broadcast and Digital Platforms. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Provides leadership for the broadcast/digital sales teams
      • Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and termination of employees
      • Develops and executes sales strategies which result in exceeding revenue targets in local, new business and digital revenue
      • Drives new business development
      • Manages inventory and revenue forecasting
      • Manages recruitment, training, evaluation, and development of sales professionals
      • Prepares budgets and approves budget expenditures
      • Manages Accounts Receivable
      • Develops and cultivates client relationships alongside Account Executives
      • Performs other duties as assigned

      Requirements & Skills:

       

      The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of television sales management experience and be genuinely committed to developing new customers.  We seek a team-building communicator who will increase developmental and transactional sales by setting strategic goals and working collaboratively with Account Executives and across the management team. 

       

       

      Proven examples of account and staff development will be advantageous and current expertise in digital sales including mobile will differentiate the best candidates.  A high proficiency with Wide Orbit, One Domain, Marshall Marketing and Excel will be equally important.  Market pricing and forecasting are key and specific experience in selling local lifestyle shows is a plus.

       

      Additional requirements include:

      • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Advertising or Mass Communications, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
      • Minimum three-five years of media sales experience
      • Fluency in English
      • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
      • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record
      • Experience guiding, directing and motivating personnel, including setting and monitoring performance standards
      • Experience establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them
      • Ability to identify the developmental needs of others and to coach, mentor or otherwise help others to improve their knowledge or skills
      • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, and other office equipment
      • Experience with Wide Orbit Traffic, Strata, Matrix, and comScore is preferred

       Physical Demands & Work Environment:

       

      The Local Sales Manager must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct fact-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, work near others, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

       

       

      To be considered for this position you must apply online at https://broadcastcareers-nexstar.icims.com.

       

      EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

      No calls

     

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