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.

Sales Manager - KCYU/KFFX in Yakima, WA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/21/2022

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Job Summary

This position is responsible for someone with a successful broadcast sales background who wants to put his/her skill set to work developing our sales teams and growing revenue on KCYU/KFFX-TV, MyNet/ANTENNA-TV, and digital platforms. 

 This opportunity is ideal for someone with a successful broadcast sales management background who wants to put his/her skill set to work developing our sales teams and growing revenue. 

Ideal candidates will be aggressive, knowledgeable, customer-focused and goal-oriented individuals.  Candidates should have a successful, proven history of driving revenue growth.   Strong decision making, organization, communications, and time management skills are a must.  Proven track record of leadership and successful experiences in a competitive television environment required.  Some broadcast sales management experience preferred. 

Description of Primary Duties 

  • Proven revenue generator. 
  • Proven ability to identify and acquire sales talent. 
  • Proven ability to structure sales staff to maximize strengths. 
  • Proven team leader with the ability to motivate, train, and deliver results. 
  • Strong coaching skills.  
  • Analytical ability to utilize market analysis, ratings research, and other information to enhance sales efforts.  
  • Ability to forecast and budget. 
  • Ability to effectively price and control inventory. 
  • In depth knowledge of traffic systems. 
  • Knowledge of broadcast sales policies and ethics. 
  • Knowledge of political rules and guidelines. 
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.  
  • Reliable, self-motivated, positive, high energy and driven individual. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks.  
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and other computer applications.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred, but not required.   
  • Previous broadcast sales management experience preferred. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and good driving record. 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • Hours vary but are primarily 8:00am–5:00pm, Monday – Friday 
  • Daily travel is required, but typically nothing overnight 
  • College degree preferred 
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint 
  • Experience with WideOrbit Traffic and Media Sales a plus 
  • Effective time management as well as oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent personal skills, a competitive drive, and ambitious nature 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and general public 
  • Vehicle required for outside sales meetings/calls 
  • Experience in television or radio sales not required but a plus 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees 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. 

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

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