Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 2/17/2021

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Job Summary

The Sales Assistant’s role is to support the sales department in all areas relating to performance of their required and requested duties.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in the multi-media industry. We are looking for an outgoing self-starter, to assist our sales team at WPXI. Our ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running, take charge of their position and provide excellent support to our staff of sales professionals.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to work effectively with all the departments at our television station and be flexible in an ever changing environment.  This position has the potential to interact with internal departments such as Digital, New Business and Production as well as our National sales partner, CoxReps. 

You will be asked to communicate with agencies and clients. The ideal candidate has great attention to detail, knows how to build successful relationships; can take direction as well as work independently.

Prior sales assistant experience is a plus. 


Support the sales department in all areas including:

  • Entering orders into our Wide Orbit traffic system
  • Working with managers and/or Account Executives (AE’s) on pre-emptions and makegoods
  • Collaborating with managers and/or AE’s to fulfill advertising agencies’ and clients’ requests such as posting, pre/post log times, discrepancy resolution and other reporting and support needs
  • Serving as a liaison between other departments to complete client projects
  • Working with AE’s to create proposals
  • Trouble shooting issues and problem solving
  • Handling general administrative tasks as assigned
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Performing other duties as assigned by management and/or AE’s



What we look for

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university preferred
  • Previous sales support experience preferred
  • Preferred two to three years related experience and/or training
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills required 
  • Proficient in MSOffice Suite specifically Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Ability to prioritize and multi task many projects at one time
  • Must be flexible and able to adjust to the changing demands of our environment
  • Organized and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication ability in person and on the telephone
  • Ability to work well with all levels of the organization



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