Sales Account Executive (NBC/Telemundo Chicago)

Posted: 11/9/2018

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

WMAQ-TV, the NBCUniversal television station in Chicago is looking for a dynamic Sales Account Executive to join the Local Sales team. This position is primarily responsible for delivering sales revenue, as well as cultivating and developing new advertisers for the station’s multi-platform properties. The ability to work at the local level with clients of all levels of business is paramount, from large cap, medium and small businesses, in addition to exploring unique paths to procure business. The Sales Account Executive will be expected to meet quarterly and annual targets by servicing existing clients as well as identifying and prospecting new business. This position requires an individual with a keen ability to develop concepts to create, incrementally grow and maintain sales revenue by connecting a corporation’s marketing goals seamlessly with the entire portfolio of NBC Local Media content distribution platforms.

  • Own, manage, and develop relationships with clients, agencies and advertisers through day-day interaction
  • Generate and increase revenue from a well-established account list of key agencies to meet and exceed annual revenue goals
  • Responsible for bringing in New Business Revenue. Embrace, understand, target, pitch and secure new sources of marketing, advertising, promotional and event revenue for WMAQ-TV/NBC 5 Chicago.
  • Create customized solutions for local clients that will demonstrate the power of NBC Local Media with the ultimate goal of monetizing NBC Chicago properties.
  • Ascertain and market to previously untapped, emerging and traditional brands/ businesses and drive revenue through negotiating and selling the value and benefit of TV, mobile, digital, out-of-home and all other multi-marketing platforms.
  • Develop growth revenue by focusing on “conversion” targets from competitive media including radio, print, digital, out of home, cable, events, etc.
  • Organized management of a business opportunity pipeline and sharp revenue forecasting.
  • Learn NBC Salesforce systems and Traffic/Order flow processes and create presentations using MS EXCEL.
  • Effectively present sales proposal and sales pitches to internal and external clients.

  • BS/BA degree
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in sales and/or marketing roles
  • Must have ability to drive and own a vehicle for transportation to and from client meetings
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV to this job through
  • Must be 18 years or greater
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in United States
  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

  • Agency, television, production, creative marketing and/or other brand entertainment experience is preferred
  • Solutions-oriented thinker with the ability to quickly understand and assess opportunities and/or problems and able to respond with creative ideas and solutions
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent computer skills with MS programs: Excel, PPT, Word and ability to create innovative presentation decks with expertise
  • Adept at prospecting, generating proposals and closing the sale
  • Perceptive, insightful and intuitive abilities
  • Ability to creatively analyze and react to a variety of sales challenges
  • Ability to multi-task while staying organized and focused
  • Broad based knowledge of traditional and emerging media platforms
  • Innovative approach to a changing market place
  • Enthusiastic and positive team player within the organization
  • Strong verbal influencing skills
  • Competitive with a desire to win

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