Local Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 12/17/2020

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Job Summary

WPXI the COX-owned NBC affiliate Independent in Pittsburgh, Pa, seeks a talented, dynamic, proven Local Sales Manager to inspire and coach a top performing sales team.  This is a great opportunity to live and work in one of the top markets in the country. The Local Sales Manager is responsible for executing a sales strategy that delivers customer solutions through an integrated suite of media platforms – television, digital, OTT, and social, with an emphasis on new business development.



CMG Pittsburgh TV’s ideal hire will have a proven history of growing revenue for both television and digital, developing a strong customer-centric sales culture and illustrating goal achievement as a professional value. Ability to strategize and work collaboratively with AE’s and the CMG Pittsburgh Sales management team. The qualities that will distinguish candidates are:  Coaching management style, creative selling ideas, transactional negotiation expertise, development of new business, strong digital knowledge, motivational leadership qualities, a positive mindset and a professional persona.



Under the direction of the Director of Sales, the LSM co-directs the Local – CMG Pittsburgh TV sales team.  The LSM must be organized, goal oriented and structured. This person must possess an entrepreneurial mindset, competitive spirit and exhibit passion for marketing sales, both broadcast and digital.

  • Strong communication and negotiation tactics with local clients and agencies
  • Effective inventory management and pricing strategies
  • Solid Role Model leadership of the Local sales team
  • Collaboration with sales leadership team, AE’s, other station departments and customers.


  • Leadership and performance management coaching of sales team.
  • Recruit hire and train AE’s to achieve revenue and share goals
  • Recruit hire and train support staff to aid the Local sales team
  • Set monthly, quarterly and annual goals for the team and individual AE’s. Track performance and determines accountability measures.
  • Develop and monitor performance accountability systems
  • Assist in accurately forecasting revenue – weekly, monthly and annually
  • Meet and exceed revenue budgets and share goals including total station, new business, digital and station initiatives
  • Develop strong client relationships through in-person meetings, sales presentations and client entertainment both in the market as well as periodic travel
  • Schedule and conduct weekly sales meetings, one-on-one AE meetings, in-field sales call and additional training opportunities
  • Maintain exceptional knowledge of the Orlando market to identify key strategies, emerging categories and new client prospects to increase overall station revenue
  • Analyze market trends and competitive initiatives.
  • Work in partnership with Director of Sales & AE’s, Research, News, Creative Services on ways to continually increase revenue and market share.
  • Knowledge of Excel & Power Point
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management



LSM position carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and procedures. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



What we look for

  • Sales management experience or established television sales experience required
  • Proven track record of building, developing and training strong sales teams
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university preferred.


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