Account Executive in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/5/2021

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Job Summary

Are you a problem solver? Can you help others identify their goals and get them from where they are to where they want to be? We win when our local business clients get a return on their investment thanks to our creative and innovative digital media solutions. We aim to be more than just exceptional partners; our tools and services are game changers for their businesses.

WPXI-TV is looking for a skilled Account Executive.  WPXI-TV, Cox Media Group is a forward-thinking, fast-paced, and positive culture of top performing sales professionals that work together to produce results. You will work closely with our clients as a trusted advisor to deeply understand their unique business goals.  In this role, you will collaborate with local sales managers to evangelize solutions that will help customers reach their target audience. As a Cox Media Group employee, you’ll have industry-leading tools and resources at your fingertips. We’ll also provide ongoing training and professional development across our full range of products and you’ll be an integral part of a results-driven, close-knit team that is driving growth.

Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.


As the Account Executive, you will be responsible for the sales on air inventory and websites, major event sponsorships, and digital assets offered. This position requires an energetic, highly- motivated and committed team player who will maximize and develop profitable new opportunities for both the advertiser and Cox Media Group. This role will focus on uncovering customers’ marketing challenges and developing solutions that will help meet goals and deliver results. Ideal candidate should have the ability to build influential relationships and generate new business opportunities consistently.



What we look for

•    Proven track record of digital and TV sales success in local media setting
•    BA/BS degree with a minimum of three years of media sales, account management or buying experience preferred
•    Ability to work alone and as part of a team
•    Minimum of 2 years of new business development and prospecting experience required
•    Excellent presentation, verbal and written skills
•    Hard-working, integrity, relationship-builder with a winning attitude
•    Strong problem solving and analytical skills
•    Work with brand teams, ad operations and finance to provide client satisfaction
•    Proficient with Microsoft Office and CRM tools
•    Valid driver's license with good driving record required
•    Relationship building skills are key and candidate must have a winning, positive attitude.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut. For more information about CMG, visit