Full Time Job

Account Executive

WVLT

Knoxville, TN 05-24-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
About WVLT:

WVLT is located in beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to producing 50 hours of newscasts each week on CBS affiliate WVLT, the station takes advantage of its co-owned CW-affiliate to expend its news audience by producing two hours of additional weekday morning news and nightly 10 p.m. newscasts.

At the door step of the Smoky Mountains and on the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville is home the competitive 61st largest television market in the country. In addition to being home to the University of Tennessee's flagship campus, Knoxville sports a walkable downtown, sophisticated mix of culture and cuisine, a diverse and robust employment sector, advanced medical care, and amenities found in big cities yet in a city that retains a small town feel.

Job Summary/Description:

The successful Account Executive is responsible for selling our three television stations, as well as a full suite of digital product offerings. The ever-changing and expanding offerings in the digital space make this position most suitable for someone with a passion for new technologies, a natural curiosity, and ability to adapt and embrace new and emerging technology.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:
• Build, present, sell, and execute cross-platform advertising campaigns
• Create client re-caps, demonstrating delivery and effectiveness of advertising campaigns
• Maintain and sell existing TV and digital accounts
• Prospect and sell new business, using television and digital products
• Work collaboratively with other departments and within a sales team on station projects

Qualifications/Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of broadcast television or related sales experience. A 4-year college degree or equivalent professional experience is preferred. This candidate will be customer-service oriented, self-motivated, and possess strong local contacts, excellent computer knowledge, outstanding written and verbal presentation skills, as well as an intense desire to succeed in a commission-based sales environment. Must have a good driving record.

◘ Are you energetic, positive and goal-oriented with a passion to succeed? Our station invites you to send you cover letter and resume to: https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d88xk9-18-204-2-146-42 in your application.

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WVLT

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.