The Account Executive will be responsible for selling and maintaining sponsorships and multi-platform campaigns to businesses in the Mid-Atlantic region for NBC Sports Washington. This will be achieved by uncovering marketing challenges and creating custom campaigns that include TV, digital, social, podcast, in-game sponsorships and merchandising. Account Executive will achieve their budget based on new business development and growing current client base. The performance of an Account Executive will be evaluated on their ability to achieve these revenue goals and represent the network in a professional manner. Responsibilities:
Prospect and approach potential clients through new leads, cold calls, networking events and other means to secure new business appointments.Maintain excellent relationships with existing clients and ensure campaigns are achieving goals in order to renew and grow the business.Hone and deliver a skilled sales presentation that is based on the discovery of client’s needs and the networks multi-platform capabilities.Utilize research and other tools or resources to best position and constructively negotiate media sponsorship value.Understand all facets of the NBC Sports Washington sales and content portfolio including but not limited to linear, digital, social, branded content, podcasts and events.Provide necessary reports on sales activity and pending business to management as needed.Oversee all facets of the campaign for their clients including order entry, account maintenance and collections.Host clients at games and event days, including nights and some weekends.Meet and exceed defined service standards of excellence.Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.Basic Qualifications:
- BA/BS in Business, Marketing, or Communications preferred.
- Minimum 3 years sales experience, preferably in a sports/media or advertising environment.
- Effective telephone, computer and organizational skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to travel regionally, attend games and networking events as required.
- Must have a valid driver’s license.
- Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays on occasion.
- Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
- Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
- 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.
- Strong presentation skills
- Experience selling in the digital space
- Knowledge of Washington, DC sports landscape
- Knowledge of SalesForce and Wide Orbit
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