Full Time Job

Account Executive


Cedar Rapids, IA 07-26-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
About KCRG:

KCRG TV9 is the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids and is owned by Gray Television, Inc. KCRG's crew of dedicated reporters and staff serves the Eastern Iowa region. The station is a longtime leader in local news and programming in the region. KCRG 9.2 bring local live events to Eastern Iowa, including high school and college sports, show choirs, parades, and much more. The CW 9.3 joined the KCRG portfolio in 2021, and this station carries highly viewed programming from the CW network. KCRG is also part of Gray Digital Media (GDM), which offers high quality and targeted digital services, both locally and in all 50 states.

Job Summary/Description:

Work with the number one television station in Eastern Iowa. KCRG Account Executives work with local businesses to create dynamic and results driven marketing and advertising campaigns broadcast and digital platforms. Our goal is to become an extension of our clients' staff and to help them grow their business. If you would enjoy deep business conversations with aggressive entrepreneurs and would find pleasure in helping them advance their products and services to new and existing customers, this position might be a good fit for you. At KCRG TV9, we work hard, we take pride in winning, we celebrate success, and we have fun! Excellent earning potential and competitive benefits package.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
* Identify business opportunities by identifying prospects, learn about their business, and propose solutions.
* Sell broadcast and digital products, while establishing strong relationships with clients.
* Maintain quality service with clients by providing attribution reports, information and guidance; recommend new opportunities.
* Prospect and gain new clients, while limiting churn.
* Keep up-to-date on all products and services offered (through Gray training programs); learn new products and understand how clients can benefit from using them.
* Make monthly broadcast and digital goals.
* Stay organized; help client succeed in their business.
* Portray a positive attitude, which coincides with the positive brand reputation of KCRG in the marketplace.


Previous sales experience is required. Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Must excel in presentation skills, developing strong client relationships, prospecting skills, meeting sales goals and sales planning. Must be self-motivated, have strong organizational skills and carry a positive attitude. A pre-employment and random drug screening is required. Must have a clean driving record.

Skills Required -
• Video editing software (Avid, Edius, Premiere, etc.)
• Adobe Graphic Suite
• Experience shooting high-quality video
• Strong communication, organizational skills and script writing.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight daily, weekly, monthly and yearly deadlines
• Highly creative and self-motivated
• Flexible when it comes to scheduling and able to work some evenings, weekends and holidays

Are you energetic, positive and goal-oriented with a passion to succeed? Our station invites you to send you cover letter and resume, go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, click on ''apply now''

As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw72q2-34-230-9-187-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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.