Sales Account Executive

60625, Chicago
Based on experience
Oct 27, 2017
Metro Area
Full Time

WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (Classical radio) are seeking a Sales Account Executive to sell revenue generating media schedules and sponsorships of WTTW & WFMT content.                                             


  • Seek out and secure opportunities for television, radio, digital and print media revenue in conjunction with the content created by WTTW & WFMT.
  • Develop multi-platform strategic sales strategies, plans and proposals for each program/series.
  • Discover client/brand marketing goals & objectives through effective communication via telephone/email, in-person meetings and presentations.
  • Create and maintain productive relationships with multiple contacts at clients and agencies.
  • Maintain and grow revenue for WTTW/WFMT through high-level servicing of accounts.
  • Develop new business for WTTW/WFMT via prospecting and crafting new, unique opportunities that meet client goals & objectives.
  • Report client activity and keep excellent sales contacts and notes in database.
  • Communicate effectively with internal stake holders and external clients conforming to established processes and necessary procedures.
  • Represent WTTW/WFMT to the highest degree as one of Chicago’s leading cultural institutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Extensive knowledge of marketing, advertising and media sales industry
  • Robust brand/client/agency relationships and contacts
  • Ability to implement  productive sales techniques
  • Exceptional communicator (verbal & written)
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office products
  • Passion for public media and its role in the marketing landscape

MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree required. Combination of related sales training, business development strategies and financial reporting experience desired.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:  At least 5+ years’ experience in media sales experience required. A background in sales account management and new business development is essential. A successful track record in on-air and/or online sales is desired. Non-profit volunteer work or job experience is also a plus.

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