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Account Executive


Salt Lake City, UT 05-11-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Are you looking for a career that is fast-paced and where every day is different? Join us at KSTU in beautiful Salt Lake City, UTAH where Scripps is searching for a media account executive who is eager to develop connections and help power our local economy through creative and effective advertising.

As an account executive, you'll help local businesses realize growth opportunities by exposing them to compelling messaging through customized screen-based advertising solutions. This full array of marketing solutions may include digital platforms like over-the-top (OTT) video, search solutions (SEO/SEM), social media strategies, digital display, and e-mail targeting, as well as broadcast television.

We'll give you the tools you need not only to compete, but to excel, through professional development opportunities like our coveted sales training program. You'll enjoy the advantage of Scripps' high- quality news product and the support of an expert team of leaders to help you reach your goals and enjoy uncapped earning potential through our competitive sales compensation plan.

Scripps offers different types of flex work arrangements for many positions. Please ask your recruiter for more information.

• Sell advertising solutions to local and regional businesses and advertising agencies.
• Apply the Scripps Sales Process (SSP) to analyze current and prospective customer needs and apply customized advertising solutions that provide return on their investment.
• In addition to television commercial airtime sales, facilitate the customer's ability to take advantage of the full array of digital marketing options available.
• Independently prospect, secure appointments, perform needs analysis, develop customized solutions, present and close sales to develop and maintain new business from traditional and non-traditional advertisers.
• Use ratings data, qualitative information and market trends to negotiate program ratings and advertising rates with advertising agencies in order to maximize revenue as well as develop custom solutions for new advertisers.
• Serve as a trusted advisor with new and existing clients, provide best-in-class customer service, grow accounts, and gain additional business from referrals.
• Perform client services, including but not limited to media avail negotiations, presentation preparation delivery and execution, copy writing, credit applications and collection of revenue due.
• Effectively and proactively manage a sales funnel by way of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, monitoring and achieving key performance indicators and expected activity levels.
• Contribute to the creative development of campaigns though client communication and needs analysis, storyboard and concept creation, and assistance in production aspects.
• Build and maintain strong client relationships, which may include entertaining prospective and existing clients.
• Perform routine administrative functions of a media salesperson including makegood resolution, continuous update of CRM system with activity, account information and pending revenue, and communication with sales leadership regarding the status of accounts.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• BS/BA in related discipline preferred or equivalent years of experience.
• Generally, 2+ years of proven sales success preferred,
• Experience in strategic account management, broadcast ratings and digital execution preferred.
• Valid driver's license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

• Highly self-motivated and goal focused.
• Highly creative and innovative thinker.
• Strong influencing, selling and upselling skills.
• Effective teamwork and collaboration skills.
• Very strong analysis and data interpretation - able to translate needs and research data into sound marketing proposals.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
• Outstanding presentation abilities (in person/virtual, small/large groups, all levels).
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
• Working knowledge of Google Office (Sheets, Docs, Slides) and virtual conferencing platforms (E.g. Skype, WebEx, Zoom or MS Teams etc.).

• Extensive Scripps Sales Process training.
• A career path to grow your professional experiences.
• Uncapped sales commission.
• Full benefits; medical, dental and vision.
• Retirement savings plan with company match.

If you are a current Scripps employee, please do not apply on this site. Please access our internal career site at Worklife > My Info > View Open Positions at Scripps.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rn1xeo-3-235-20-185-42 in your application.

Company Profile

The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets.