Full Time Job

Advertising Sales Account Executive

Gray Television

Columbus, GA 08-15-2023
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About WTVM:

WTVM produces more than 50 hours of live local news programming every week. Viewers rate WTVM the most-watched local station for news, weather and sports coverage. Our local newscasts and severe weather coverage has earned the station several regional Emmy Awards. Only WTVM has ''Alert Center Action Days'', called by our team of four full-time meteorologists whenever bad weather threatens. We warn viewers first, as much as 48 hours prior to a severe weather event, so families can stay safe in the storm. Only WTVM consistently covers all major college sports teams in our market, including the Alabama Crimson Tide, The Georgia Bulldogs and the Auburn Tigers. Only WTVM travels to cover these teams through the college football playoff series and into the national championship game.

WTVM News Leader 9 is more than just the dominant local television station. WTVM is a leader in community projects benefiting our entire market area. Each year, WTVM hosts and promotes a variety of initiatives such as our Share Your Thanks by Giving Food Drive, our annual WTVM Toy Drive and our Annual Coat Drive in partnership with top local organizations such as Feeding the Valley and the Department of Children and Family Services to make sure the donations we collect go to those most in need. In addition, WTVM routinely supports the American Red Cross with several Blood Saves Lives appointment setting drives for blood donations throughout the year. WTVM also hosts various ''Ask the Experts'' showcasing live, on-air panels for viewers to ask questions of tax experts and medical specialists, among others.

Job Summary/Description:

WTVM the dominant media company and #1 rated legacy station in the Columbus, GA - Opelika, Auburn, AL region is seeking an advertising sales executive to join our team of top performers. Do you have a strong competitive drive? Are you a closer and a problem solver? Are you a natural relationship builder and collaborator with great people skills? If so, we want to speak with you about this opportunity to sell customized digital and television advertising solutions to new and existing customers.

This is a fast-paced and rewarding career that requires persistence, determination, organization, creativity, and presentation skills. Our managers love to routinely recognize our team members' achievements. We offer the best training in the media industry to help all our employees succeed. The individual who will join our team is enthusiastic, driven, self-motivated, confident, is teachable, and has a positive attitude- if this sounds like you, we invite you to apply today!

Duties/Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
- Present, negotiate and execute cross-platform advertising campaigns and present proof of results
- Prospect, cold call and sell new business and grow shares from current clients
- Exceed assigned budget through new and existing business development

• ️ Candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and MVR check for valid driver's license with a good driving record. Previous outside sales experience preferred. Previous work in media is a plus. Previous experience with Wide Orbit Traffic and Media Sales and Matrix will give you a head start, but we will offer training on all software you will use.

Come join our dynamic sales team, go to, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter, and references

(Current employees who are interested in this position can apply through the Gray-TV UltiPro self-service portal)

WTVM-TV/Gray Television, Inc. is a drug-free company

Gray Television encourages all new employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus virus prior to the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1xmom-44-212-94-18-42 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.