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Sales - Sales Account Executive - WDTV

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WDTV - Bridgeport, 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. 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 87 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business. About WDTV: WDTV (CBS), WVFX (FOX), EVFX (CW), and EDTV (MeTV) combine to provide local news and weather to all of North Central West Virginia. CBS and FOX combine to carry a predominant number of games for the local favorite Pittsburgh Steelers and FOX’s Big 12 affiliation brings us our treasured WVU football games. We are the largest TV source for local news and entertainment for our local 12 county area. Celebrating decades of service and as a local news leader, WDTV features a recently upgraded news studio and a news team dedicated to local news. We pride ourselves on breaking news and weather alerts, and digging deep into the issues affecting our communities. We’re dedicated to informing the public, utilizing television, social media and the area’s only live-streaming newscast. Our team produces six daily newscasts M-F and four newscasts each weekend. Among many other awards, WDTV has won the WV Broadcasters award 2 years in a row for the best morning newscast. WDTV has had the privilege of helping train and launch the careers of many well-known national journalists, top-market meteorologists, and network and cable executives. The work family of WDTV is made up of a group of dedicated professional and passionate individuals who are the backbone of our daily mission. WDTV/WVFX is located in beautiful north central West Virginia, about 90 minutes south of Pittsburgh, and 30 minutes south of Morgantown. West Virginia in general is comprised of several small cities and very rural in nature making it a great small town family atmosphere. Job Summary: Gray Television seeks a dynamic Account Executive to join our growing team. An Account Executive is responsible for generating and closing new local direct TV business, as well as selling digital advertisements. The ideal candidate has strong communication and presentation skills and motivation to become the best. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: •A proven track record of closing new business •Ability to make face to face outside sales visits •Ability to generate sales leads •Attract and close advertisers to sell products and services on all of our platforms (broadcast, web, digital and social media) •Provide input on sales promotion ideas to sales management •Retain current business and develop new business contacts •Present marketing/advertising ideas to area businesses. •Sell commercial advertising time and other station products to local advertisers •Attain budgeted revenue goals through effective solicitations, promotions and service •Understand the business objectives and advertising strategies of clients and find ways to help them achieve their objectives through effective advertising •Other Duties as Assigned

Requirements:

•Outside media sales experience preferred but not required •Great communication and people skills •Strong organizational, written and presentation skills •Competitive, energetic and self-starter •Ability to overcome objections •Enjoy a fast paced environment with a desire to win •Professional appearance a must •Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously •Nielsen ratings experience a plus •Must possess a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings

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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 Television’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. GRAY TELEVISION, INC. PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY.