Full Time Job

Local Sales Assistant

Gray Television

Fort Wayne, IN 02-17-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
About WPTA:

WPTA-TV is Northeast Indiana's most honored broadcaster. We are committed to local, in-depth special programming that makes an impact in our community. Our commitment to quality journalism has been recognized with multiple National Edward R. Murrow Awards, regional Emmy Awards and the highest honors form the Indiana Broadcasters Association. Our team produces 41 hours of news each week across our ABC and NBC channels as well as providing entertainment programming such as, professional football, hockey and basketball and award-winning prime programming. WPTA is part of Gray Television, a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations across the United States.

Job Summary/Description:

If you love to figure out puzzles, can multitask and are a team contributor, this role may be for YOU! The WPTA Sales Assistant is the major support artery for the Local Sales team. The successful candidate will have a leading role in the success of Sales at WPTA/EPTA/WISE/GPTA television stations and work directly with the General Sales Manager.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Support management by coordinating advertiser account activity inside the station.
• Assist with collections and accounting for local and national accounts.
• Understanding urgency and priority with a focus on short deadlines.
• Assist with daily preempts, makegoods and late runs for the local staff.
• Assist with campaign pre/post maintenance and communication through various channels
• Maintain inventory programs and learn about the audience ratings systems.
• Work with other assistants to keep workflow moving.
• Work cross-functionally to assist with other sales assistant, traffic and programming
• Review and file documents
• Assist in developing reports and research documents
• Other duties as assigned

- Detail oriented and urgency driven
- Ability to prioritize and perform at a high level in a fast-paced and constantly evolving environment
- Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and a business acumen
- Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint highly preferred).
- Prior experience in a Sales department is a plus
- Mathematical skills required
• This position can be a remote-based job depending on the right candidate and level of experience. Acceptable locations are in Fort Wayne, IN and surrounding area or Green Bay, WI and surrounding area.

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

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rzz4k2-3-238-250-73-42 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.