Sales Associate

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug 28, 2019
Account Management
Metro Area
Full Time
The Sales Assistant is an outstanding opportunity to work in the multi-media industry. We are looking for an outgoing self-starter, to assist our sales team at WPXI. Our ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running, take charge of their position and provide excellent support to our staff of sales professionals. We are looking for someone who has the ability to work effectively with all the departments at our television station and be flexible in an ever changing environment. This position has the potential to interact with internal departments such as Traffic and Production. You will be asked to communicate with agencies and clients. The ideal candidate has great attention to detail, knows how to build successful relationships; can take direction as well as work independently.


Support the sales department in all areas including:
• Entering orders into our Wide Orbit traffic system
• Working with managers and/or Account Executives (AE’s) on pre-emptions and makegoods
• Collaborating with managers and/or AE’s to fulfill advertising agencies’ and clients’ requests such as posting, pre/post log times, discrepancy resolution and other reporting and support needs
• Serving as a liaison between other departments to complete client projects
• Trouble shooting issues and problem solving
• Handling general administrative tasks as assigned
• Knowledge of Word, Excel & Power Point preferred
• Performing other duties as assigned by management and/or AE’s
Qualifications:• Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university preferred
• Preferred two to three years related experience and/or training
• Prior sales assistant experience is a plus
• Strong problem solving and communication skills
• Excellent computer skills—full command of Microsoft Office
• Ability to prioritize and multi task many projects at one time
• Must be flexible and able to adjust to the changing demands of our environment
• Very organized and excellent attention to detail
• Excellent communication ability in person and on the telephone
• Ability to work well with all levels of the organization

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

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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