Full Time Job

Local Sales Manager

WKYT

Lexington, KY 08-22-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Local Sales Manager - WKYT

About WKYT:

WKYT-TV is home to the CBS and CW affiliates in beautiful Lexington, KY. The station sits amongst picturesque horse farms in the Thoroughbred Capital of the World.

The Lexington DMA provides a competitive news environment and WKYT has emerged as the news leader, producing over 10.5 hours of news per day. Our team of award-winning professionals thrive in a fast-paced, yet fun, environment.

Lexington is home to a thriving downtown scene, phenomenal restaurants and breweries, and, of course, Keeneland Race Course, the most beautiful horse track you'll ever visit. For outdoor enthusiasts, Red River Gorge and the Appalachian Mountains are calling your name. And in the summers, Lake Cumberland is just a short drive south to get your boating fix.

Lexington is home the University of Kentucky, where basketball is a way of life! Once you see a game at historic Rupp Arena, your life will never be the same!

Job Summary/Description:

The ideal candidate will excel at coaching, training, and growing a team of tremendous sellers. We have a winning and thriving sales culture while developing our team to their full potential. Must be results driven and know how to motivate our sales team. Extensive knowledge of how to develop new business and digital opportunities is a must, along with an understanding of how TV and digital work in combination to deliver measurable results for our clients. Gray has best in class products and strategies to drive results for our clients and operates in a fast paced and exciting environment.

The Local Sales Manager is responsible for all aspects of WKYT local revenue goals and works closely with the General Sales Manager to coordinate sales efforts with the local team. Individual is also responsible for keeping the sales team up to date on latest product knowledge.
*** Please note, the primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the information listed above ***

Qualifications/Requirements:
• The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in managing sellers and must have a thorough understanding of the media environment including an understanding of digital products. College degree is preferred, but most importantly, the ideal candidate will know how to grow their team while also wanting to grow themselves.

Are you energetic, positive, and goal-oriented? Please join our team, 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-rb8v3o-3-238-90-95-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WKYT

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.