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Sales - Account Executive - WTAP

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WTAP - Parkersburg, WV

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About Gray Television: Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country – all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. About WTAP: TheNewsCenter is THE main voice in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We may be among the smallest TV stations in America, but we are also one of the most dynamic. With state-of-the-art technology, a terrific on-air look, and a dynamic digital presence … you’ll be proud of the work you’ll do here. And you’ll grow quickly because there is so much opportunity! You’ll get to explore whatever you want to do in the communications field, whether it’s on-camera, behind-the-scenes, or in sales. TheNewsCenter team is involved in the communities we cover. From covering high school sports, to participating in local events, to helping small businesses grow and thrive through commercials and mobile products, TheNewsCenter does it all. And we do it all – together. The Mid-Ohio Valley includes the communities of Parkersburg, WV and Marietta, OH and the 50-mile area surrounding them. It’s the kind of place where you can walk down the street and say “hi” to people and they’ll say “hi” right back at you! It’s the kind of place where local news-people become like family to the viewers and on-line readers they serve and communicate with. There are wonderful parks, great hiking and biking areas, high-quality restaurants, and shopping – whether you like a mall or the uniqueness of small stores on main street. Our area is big on heritage and the many fairs and festival reflect that passion. Marietta College gives its hometown a New England feel. Ohio University and the community of Athens, Ohio, are nearby. The Ohio River is the common thread that runs through everything and the Blennerhassett State Park, located on an island of the same name very close to Parkersburg, is a historic and beautiful place to get away to on a summer day. There’s much to see and do within a couple of hours drive from our location in Western West Virginia and Southeastern Ohio. Whitewater rafting, snow skiing and so much more are available in the mountains of West Virginia. The locally situated Mid-Ohio Valley regional airport and airports in Charleston, West Virginia, and Akron, Columbus, and Cleveland, Ohio, give you access to anywhere you want to go. Wherever you may travel though, Our area is proud of its history and heritage with roots in oil and industry which have helped shape our region into what it is today. TheNewsCenter’s commitment to serve the Mid-Ohio Valley, the place that we call home, shows that it doesn’t matter what the market size… we are here doing what really matters. Job Summary: Do you have a strong competitive drive and determination to win? Are you a natural relationship builder and collaborator, viewed by others as a resource and leader, such as... • Self-motivated, high energy salesperson • Excellent organizational, verbal and writing skills • Capable of handling multiple tasks General Responsibilities and Experience Include: • Developing new accounts for WTAP • Expand established customer base by generating new business, selling digital advertising and growing existing advertising revenue from current clients • Keep up to date on all station product lines and programming features including the product lines and programming features of competing TV stations and other media platforms • Negotiates advertising rates and schedules along with preparing creative written and oral proposals to clients • Provides account updates, communicates monthly projections and forecasts future advertising business. • Monitors accounts receivable of their client base

Requirements:

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Power Point • Proficient with mobile digital technology • College degree in communications, public relations, advertising or business preferred • Media/Digital sales experience • Broadcast & digital sales preferred ◘ Come join our team, apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume

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Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. GRAY TELEVISION, INC. PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY.