Full Time Job

Account Executive

Gray Television

Lexington, KY 07-26-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

About WKYT:

WKYT-TV is home to the CBS and CW affiliates in beautiful Lexington, KY. The station sits amongst picturesque horse farms in the Thoroughbred Capital of the World.

The Lexington DMA (#63) provides a competitive news environment and WKYT has emerged as the news leader, producing over 9.5 hours of news per day. Our team of award-winning professionals thrive in a fast-paced, yet fun, environment.

Lexington is home to a thriving downtown scene, phenomenal restaurants and breweries, and, of course, Keeneland Race Course, the most beautiful horse track you'll ever visit. For outdoor enthusiasts, Red River Gorge and the Appalachian Mountains are calling your name. And in the summers, Lake Cumberland is just a short drive south to get your boating fix.

Lexington is home the University of Kentucky, where basketball is a way of life! Once you see a game at historic Rupp Arena, your life will never be the same!

At WKYT, we believe the Kentucky way of life is special, and it's our mission to stand up for those who hold it sacred.

Job Summary/Description:

WKYT-TV has an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive to join our Sales team! We provide the culture, tools and environment for you to achieve unlimited success by offering great ideas and creative executions to local businesses.
The AE role develops new revenue, focused on the customer's return on investment. Retains and grows accounts through insight proposals, proof of performance, and maximizing station assets.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Create a strategic business plan with manager to meet and exceed all revenue goals and targets on a monthly, quarterly, annual basis.
• Develop advertising solutions for new customers that deliver results to their customers.
• Upsell customers by providing proof of performance and solid results.
• Work target accounts in the pipeline at all times. Replenishes as these accounts emerge.
• Source extra accounts (prospects) in the pipeline at all times. Replenish as these accounts emerge.
• Conduct Needs Analysis and account reviews to uncover the customer's most essential needs.
• Able to demonstrate product knowledge and value to their customers.
• Able to explain the benefits of Digital (SEM, SEO, Social, Display) and its integration with TV, in tandem with digital personnel.
• Effectively negotiate with customers to meet a winning return on investment.
• Collaborate with Media Manager to provide timely and accurate traffic instructions; conducts account maintenance including make-goods posts, and aging/collections.
• Create and deliver formal written and verbal presentations to clients.
• Use CRM (Matrix) to manage day to day activity, build a pipeline and ensure execution.
• Use CRM (Matrix) tool for projections, weekly

• Bachelor's or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• 3-5 years related experience preferred.
• Excellent communication and customer service skills.
• Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office suite, such as Excel, PowerPoint and Word (preferred, not required).
• Team player who can produce quality results and work with a variety of internal and external customers.
• Candidate should be creative, flexible and able to adapt to industry change.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced, deadline driven.

If you feel you're qualified and want to work with a great group of people go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopening, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn35m3-3-236-225-157-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Gray Television

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.