General Sales Manager

Location
Jacksonville, Florida
Salary
competitive
Posted
May 17, 2019
Specialty
Account Management
Metro Area
Jacksonville
Duration
Full Time
Cox Media Group Jacksonville (WFOX/WJAX) is currently seeking an experienced General Sales Manager (GSM) to join their Television Group  


Under the direction of the Director of Sales (DOS), the GSM will work on managing the sales strategies of a multiple media portfolio. Leading a team of sales managers and account executives, the GSM will create a culture of cross-platform selling including WJAX, WFOX, MyTV and robust digital products including new evolving platforms. The GSM will facilitate strategies on employee recruitment and development, delivering for clients and consistently achieve on revenue expectations. 

 

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following (Other duties may be assigned):

This position requires an innovative sales leader with a demonstrated ability to find creative solutions that meet the demands of advertisers.  This role also requires the ability to define and build an organizational structure to support the defined sales and revenue objectives.

As part of managing overall performance, the GSM will work with the Sales Managers to develop motivational methods of achieving revenue goals through developing the team.

Analyzing National and Local economic conditions to forecast the short- and long-term station revenue goals.

Establishes the rate structure for the station to achieve the revenue goals as forecast.

Oversee sales managers optimization of inventory management for revenue maximization of spot time sales and sets product and program rates/packaging accordingly.

Lead on employee recruitment and building a strong talent bank for the team.

Oversee sales managers optimization of inventory management for revenue maximization of spot time sales and sets product and program rates/packaging accordingly.

Communicates inventory, sales and packaging strategies to sales managers.

Collaborate with sales leadership and digital team members to develop best practices and actionable digital revenue plans/targets.

Maximize sports sales strategy between stations and clients.

Lead and utilize consumer research to develop innovative advertiser initiatives.

Develops and implements sales processes to provide for smooth and timely workflow throughout the sales process including traffic, production, promotions, accounting and programming.

Identifies and eliminates barriers to the sales process between account manager and client.

Facilitates and builds positive collaborative relationships between the Sales Departments and foster collaboration with CMG Jax Radio.

May perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred or equivalent work experience.Minimum of three (3) years media sales management experience – preferably in broadcast TV sales- as either a General, Local, and/or National Sales Manager.Minimum of seven (7) years media sales experience requiredStrong Sales leadership, teamwork, and project management Strong selling skills for television mediums and in sales negotiation.Strong presentation and public speaking skills-required. Strong verbal, writing, mathematical, reading and analytical skills.Strong ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and commissions.Knowledge of Excel, Windows and media software such as Wide Orbit, Kantar, Matrix, and Miller Kaplan.Good understanding of television programming, production, delivery and research.General business experience and knowledge of related advertising businesses.General knowledge of technical aspects of televisionWillingness and ability to join organizations to enhance the image and recognition of Cox Media in the marketplace.Experience in driving regional and national business.Must have proven history of creativity and flexibility with a positive attitude.Must be able to get along and collaborate with others is an essential function of the jobMust be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.Competencies:
  • Customer Focus (Internal and External): Effectively meet customer needs; building productive customer relationships; take responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Gaining Commitment: Use appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modify one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
  • Innovation and Risk-Taking: Generate innovative solutions in work situations, trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities
  • Building Partnerships: Identify opportunities and take action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and others’ areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Communication: Clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Project Management: Monitor the results of delegations, assignments, or projects, considering the skills, knowledge, and experience of the assigned individual and the characteristics of the assignment or project.
  • Formal Presentation: Present ideas effectively to individuals or groups; deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Physical Demands:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects and/or type; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Other:
    Reliable mode of transportation (public transportation is not suitable.)Occasional night and weekend work is required.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Considerable amount of time spent traveling to sales rep offices around the country. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    About Cox Media Group

    Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers, and digital sites.  Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company also offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly across all platforms.  For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

    Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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