Sales Assistant

Salinas, California
Sep 04, 2019
Metro Area
San Jose
Full Time

KSBW-TV, Central Coast ABC-TV and Estrella-TV Central Coast, all owned by Hearst Television and located in Salinas, California, is looking for a National Sales Assistant with excellent computer skills. This is an administrative assistant position that supports the General Sales Manager and two National Sales Managers in the execution of advertising campaigns generated from National and Political advertisers. Accurate data entry and multi-tasking are necessities.  A positive attitude and professional demeanor is essential along with the flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment. This is a great opportunity for someone who is able to maintain a high level of accuracy and work with a team of sales professionals.      


Job Responsibilities:                                                

  • Assist National Sales Managers in day-to-day duties

  • Accurate data entry using a variety of software systems and databases

  • Effectively communicate, both in writing and verbally, with internal teams (sales, production, finance) and external clients on performance and delivery of campaigns
  • Enter and maintain all National orders including electronic transfer and maintenance

  • Provide account management assistance and problem solving with NSMs and National Sales reps across the country and in a timely fashion

  • Communicate with, and provide support for, the commercial traffic department regarding order entry, commercial placement and formatting

  • Fulfill customer service requests for reports, etc.

  • Research billing discrepancies and reconcile credit memos as required

  • Share in assisting the Local Sales Team and cross-train to fill in for and cooperate with other assistants

  • Maintain organized filing systems and accurate, detailed record-keeping including political public file

  • Interact with co-workers, clients and public in a professional manner on the phone, in email, and in person

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Wide Orbit Traffic, Strata, TV ratings services, Matrix, Kantar and other sales tools

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of office experience; commercial media experience a plus

  • Type 40 WPM minimum

  • Proficiency with the full Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential

  • Accurate and expeditious data entry

  • Comfort with basic arithmetic including ability to calculate percentages

  • Professional, respectful, conscientious, enthusiastic demeanor

  • Capable of learning new systems and software promptly and thoroughly

  • Must take pride in work, respond to instruction well, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and perform at a consistently high level


  • Minimum High School graduate

  • College experience a plus

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