Manager, Inventory - News

Posted: 3/15/2019

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


Manage administration of the internal sales process, with an emphasis on coordinating the maintenance of deals, reporting inventory availability and usage, and the delivery of national advertisers.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maximize inventory: move forward advertisers to fill avails and help clear watch list
  • Strategically maximize revenue through Inventory usage
  • Daily communication about remaining avails for closing logs plus a projected out look to following week
  • Work closely with ASR & Planning Management and support assigned projects
  • Distribute Stewardship guidelines and ADU approvals
  • Manage DR & ADU inventory
  • Help maintain Stewardship and schedule changes
  • Manage re-expressions from schedule changes throughout the year
  • Weekly/Daily Inventory reports with sell outs
  • Oversee resolution of pending issues
  • Update Ad Sales about upcoming Inventory in sales meetings
  • Work with Planning Management to improve best practices and business process
  • Manage Breaking News & Partial Preemptions as well as ‘Do Not Air’ lists and other content-sensitive programming
  • Coordinate Annual Deep Dive materials (program descriptions and grids)
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with programming schedule directors and Comm Ops team
  • Contribute to the training and development of Ad Sales Planners and ASRs


  • • Bachelor's degree
    • 3+ years of progressive related experience in media sales or buying
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet research
    • Strong knowledge of media math and audience metrics

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Willingness to travel and work overtime and on weekends with short notice (if applicable)
    • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
    • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older

    Desired Characteristics:
    • Position requires a minimum of 3-5 years working experience either Agency Planning/Buying or Cable/Broadcast Ad Sales/Sales Support
    • Candidate should have had supervisory experience in a past work situation
    • This position requires a strong media math skill set, excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Strong computer skills required including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
    • A working knowledge of iDeal and Gabriel is preferred, but not required

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