Full Time Job

Local Sales Manager - Wis

Gray Television

Columbia, SC 08-24-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
About WIS:

WIS is the #1 local media organization in the capital city market of Columbia, South Carolina. As the top-rated broadcast television station serving South Carolina's Midlands since 1953, WIS offers the opportunity to join an award-winning culture built upon decades of market leadership.

WIS is currently recognized as the South Carolina Broadcasters Association's Station of the Year, and has won the award a record 17 times. WIS has earned the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalism Excellence, the National Association of Broadcasters' Service to America Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, and has more than 70 Emmy nominations in the last 5 years. Among the many notable former journalists who helped set our standard, NBC Today Show co-host Craig Melvin began his career with WIS as an intern, photographer, reporter, then anchor.

WIS produces more than 60 hours of live, local broadcast programming per week, as well as original content for multiple digital platforms. The station offers a unique variety of multiplatform advertising solutions, sponsored content, and professional creative services for businesses of any size.

Columbia, South Carolina is a vibrant and growing capital city with a diverse population. It is home to the US Army's largest installation for Basic Combat Training, Fort Jackson, along with the University of South Carolina and multiple other colleges and universities. WIS is located downtown, just two blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse.
Our community combines affordable quality of living with a variety of entertainment and activities to accommodate your lifestyle, whether it's our 50,000-acre Lake Murray, our Columbia Fireflies minor league baseball team, the Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens, nearby Congaree National Park, or so much more.

Job Summary/Description:

WIS is seeking a highly qualified and forward-thinking Multi-Platform Sales Manager who can provide leadership on both Local & Digital revenue efforts. The ideal candidate will be an experienced leader with a proven track record of success in driving new local direct revenue with both broadcast and digital solutions.

Bring your love of building, coaching, and mentoring teams of sales professionals and lead by example in the top media sales department in Columbia, SC. Developing and growing a network of relationships within the community will be important. Strong technical expertise is also a must, specifically related to pricing and inventory management, negotiating business to drive revenue and share, as well as accurately tracking pending business, forecasting revenue, and hitting budgets.

Please note
- the primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the duties listed above

• 3+ years local media management experience, with a proven track record of leadership, budget attainment, and overall sales success
• Bachelor's degree in business or related field is preferred.
• Advanced computer literacy to include Microsoft Office Products such as Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Extensive knowledge of broadcast industry software Wide Orbit, Matrix, and RateOptics a plus
• Outstanding communication, presentation, and customer service skills
• Clean driving record

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

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

WIS-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 or by the first workday.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2k6k2-44-200-117-166-42 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.