Full Time Job

Account Executive


Fort Wayne, IN 09-29-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Account Executive - WPTA

About WPTA:

WPTA-TV is northeast Indiana's most honored broadcaster. Our commitment to quality journalism has been recognized with multiple National Edward R. Murrow Awards, regional Emmy Awards and the highest honors form the Indiana Broadcasters Association. Our team produces 41 hours of news each week across our ABC and NBC channels and is committed to local, in-depth special programming that airs in addition to traditional newscasts. WPTA is part of Gray Television, a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations across the United States.

Job Summary/Description:

WPTA is searching for a results-driven individual to grow an existing account list and develop new revenue on all platforms as an Account Executive. Managing and growing current account list, prospecting, setting appointments, collections and selling advertising for WPTA and all of our digital platforms and promotions. The Account Executive will assist in identifying key accounts for developing new business and must have a keen sense of the market. Must be able to forecast accurately and maintain excellent client relationships.

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Sell advertising consistent with station policies and rate guidelines.
- Responsible for the negotiation of rates with local clients.
- Service existing accounts and create special sales opportunities specific to each client.
- Assist in the production of clients needs and act as a liaison with all departments.
- Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.
- Willing to learn all research and utilize in client proposals effectively.
- Prospect new accounts and create sales opportunities specific to each new client.

- Television and digital sales experience preferred.
- Wide Orbit, Microsoft Office Word, Excel & PowerPoint experience is preferred.
- Self-motivated, high energy salesperson.
- Excellent organizational, time management, verbal and writing skills....Be a team player!
- A strong work ethic and the ability to formulate and execute a daily plan is also a must.
- Must meet the Gray Television driving requirements and have a valid drivers license.

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-rbj25e-35-172-224-102-42 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.