Bowling Green, KY
Account Executive - WBKO
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (ASSOC) - WBKO
WBKO Television is the dominant source for local news and entertainment in the Bowling Green area and operates the ABC, FOX, and CW affiliates.
Nestled in the heart of south-central Kentucky between Louisville and Nashville, WBKO is home to Emmy and AP award-winning mentors with a combined experience of over 75 years. We offer employees flexibility to learn other jobs with the latest industry equipment and software, live news experience, and encouragement to volunteer in the community. We also enjoy being a part of the community by engaging in activities, including ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas, helping to promote United Way's Day of Caring, and jumping into icy cold water for Junior Achievement's Penguin Plunge. WBKO is proud to serve our community and nurture our employees to grow professionally, be more community-oriented, and have fun in a encouraging environment.
Our employees have moved on to Nashville, Louisville, Discovery Channel, Turner Broadcasting, ESPN, and many other markets around the country.
Bowling Green is the fastest growing city in Kentucky and is ''geared for fun'' as the home of the Corvette, the Bowling Green Hot Rods baseball team, and countless caves and hiking trails ready to be explored! Mammoth Cave National Park, the world's longest known cave system, is also right down I-65. The arts scene is active in Bowling Green with the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC), which brings in nationally known artists and productions.
WBKO News has an exciting opportunity for a New Business Account Executive to join our Sales team! We provide the culture, tools, and environment for you to achieve unlimited earning potential, offering Digital and Television Marketing and Advertising solutions to our area businesses and beyond.
The ever-changing and expanding offerings in the digital advertising space make this position most suitable for someone with a passion for, and the ability to embrace new and emerging technologies.
We offer an extensive compensation and benefits package: Salary + Commission, paid training, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K with matching, and paid time off.
Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Prospecting for and generating New Business with strong managerial and customer support
* Providing excellent customer service
* Selling across all our platforms; television, digital, promotions, and creative services
* Learning how to and building well thought out, strategic advertising plans
* 1-3 years of successful sales or marketing experience, media sales, and digital experience preferred
Qualified, interested applicants may go to https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings, you may type in the job title, station call letters, or click on ''apply now'', upload your resume, cover letter and references
Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g432m1-18-232-52-135-42 in your application.
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.