Desk Assistant / Assignment Editor
CBS Television Stations
Chicago, IL US
Fox Television Stations is one of the nation's largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 29 stations in 18 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Seattle.
FSS is part of FTS (FOX Television Stations, Inc.) which is a division of FOX Corporation, formerly 21st Century FOX, with Sales offices located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis and Charlotte. The FOX Television Station group is the largest revenue producing station group in the country. FSS offers a premier in-house training program for accepted employees who wish to pursue a career in Sales, beyond the assistant level.
If you are a recent graduate looking for an opportunity to learn about the process of selling commercial spots for FOX Television and to grow within the company via our Sales Training Program, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you!
RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities are to assist 2 or 3 Account Executives in the Sales Department (TV Spot Ad Sales). Responsible for maintaining account files, processing orders, revisions and cancellations; act as a liaison between Account Executives, agency buyers, and clients; filing, answering phones, and general administrative work; other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of Wide Orbit software helpful; knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel desired; must be able to calculate figures and prioritize; excellent organizational and communication skills; ability to work well under pressure and be a ''team player''. College degree preferred and related experience helpful but not required. Interest and knowledge in sports such as NFL, MLB, NASCAR, Soccer, Golf also helpful but not required.
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