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Sales Account Executive


Roanoke, VA 05-27-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Sales Account Executive - WDBJ


About WDBJ:

WDBJ7, WZBJ and WDBJ7.com is a Gray owned dominant CBS affiliated media powerhouse in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia. Known as ''Your Hometown Station®'', WDBJ7 and WZBJ serve 26 counties across the Blue Ridge Mountain region and produces more than 55 hours of award-winning local news coverage, more than any of its competitors in the Roanoke/Lynchburg market.

Headquartered in a state of the art digital broadcast center in Roanoke, Virginia, the station also operates Virginia bureaus in Lynchburg, Blacksburg, Lexington and Danville. For more than 63 years, WDBJ7 has been the number one station of choice for viewers from Roanoke to Lynchburg and across the New River Valley.

Job Summary/Description:
- (Entry level position)

The #1 station in the Roanoke/Lynchburg market is looking for a technically savvy individual to work in our brand-new, state-of-the-art Multimedia Control Center. The person we hire will direct newscasts in addition to performing duties associated with broadcasting WDBJ7's television signal. The individual will be responsible for all technical aspects of the newscast including video, audio, graphics, transitions and camera movements.

The primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Assists sales team with designing client proposals
• Generate and update presentation materials
• Submit Digital Design requests for Digital Ad Creation
• Provide order entry support of all digital orders
• Assist with the analysis and creation of Digital Campaign Reporting
• Communicate effectively with account executives and management
• Check new orders, revisions, pre-emption, and make-goods
• Maintain and update Matrix (CRM) for Digital Accounts
• Provide Customer Service to specific clients as required
• Create informational and research pieces using Excel, Word and/or PowerPoint
• Maintain files, answers phones and performs other administrative duties as
• Coordinate assigned special programs for the station
• Assist Digital Sales Manager as needed
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned

• 1 - 3 years working experience
• Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Knowledge of digital advertising sales processes
• Overall knowledge of Digital Advertising landscape
• Experience with Wide Orbit and Matrix preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Ability to be flexible and multi-task is essential
• High level of accuracy required
• Ability to work well with staff and customers as necessary
• Ability to remain positive and foster a positive work environment
• Strong initiative and attention to detail is required
• Willingness to learn all research and utilize in client proposals effectively

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb704e-3-233-219-62-42 in your application.

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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.