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Publication or Company WAVY-TV/WVBT-TV (LIN Media) Norfolk, Virginia
Job Title Local Sales Manager
Industry Sales/Advertising Sales, TV/Cable
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Portsmouth, VA
Job Requirements LIN Media’s duopoly of WAVY-TV (NBC) and WVBT-TV (FOX) seeks a Local Sales Manager to co-lead its Local sales team on the southeast Virginia coast.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of television sales management experience and be genuinely committed to developing new customers. We seek a team-building communicator who will increase developmental and transactional sales by setting strategic goals and working collaboratively with Account Executives and across the management team.

Proven examples of account and staff development will be advantageous and current expertise in digital sales including mobile will differentiate the best candidates. A high proficiency with Wide Orbit, One Domain, Marshall Marketing and Excel will be equally important. Market pricing and forecasting are key and specific experience in selling local lifestyle shows is a plus.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to
Director of Sales
300 Wavy St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704

No phone calls, please. EOE.
About Our Company WAVY-TV, Channel 10, signed on the air September 1, 1957, as the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Originally started by Tidewater Teleradio as an offshoot to their radio station, WAVY-AM (now known as WGH-AM), WAVY-TV was purchased in 1968 by LIN Broadcasting, Inc. now LIN Media.

Since its inception, WAVY-TV has set the standard in Hampton Roads television. It was the first local station to broadcast in living color (1957); the first to utilize a helicopter in its news gathering activities (1982); and the first to broadcast in stereo (1985). WAVY-DT signed on March 22, 2001: the first digital station in Hampton Roads! In 2008, we began broadcasting in High Definition proving again that we are in the forefront in the industry.

WAVY-TV also leads the way in local News broadcasts. It was the first local station to offer 90 minutes of local evening news (1994); the first to broadcast a 5:00 AM and 5:30 AM newscast (1992); and the first to offer a Saturday Morning newscast (1995).

In 1995, WAVY-TV entered into a local marketing agreement with Hampton Roads independent station, WVBT-TV (now also known as FOX 43). On January 31, 2002, LIN Television purchased FOX 43.

WAVY-TV/WVBT-TV has 140 employees and is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits program which includes health, dental, vision, life, and 401(k).
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