Account Executive

Posted: 9/4/2019

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


As an Account Executive, you will be responsible for revenue goals, which include growing existing business as well as an emphasis in developing new business.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for prospecting and closing new business to run on Telemundo broadcast network and NBCUniverso cable network
  • Responsible for developing creative solutions based on advertiser needs/wants
  • Provide customer service – research, networking, contracts, programming avails, commercial times, production requests, promotion and marketing for all clients
  • Strategically develop clients’ packages and presentations, utilizing excellent presentation skills
  • Develop and maintain client lists, meet and exceed quarterly sales budgets and goals
  • Accurate forecasting of business and ability to lay out both short and long term go-to market plan
  • Manage agency and client relationships through day-to-day contact
  • Look for opportunities to develop monetizable solutions for clients and ensure clients receive superior customer service
  • Understand customer needs and develop solutions with Hispanic Sales Marketing team that meets customer needs
  • Develop accounts from existing linear business to digital business – work closely and collegially with Digital and Client Development teams
  • Own, manage, and develop relationships with clients (agencies and advertisers)
  • Continued challenge to master advertising/internet industries and business models
  • Assist in the mentorship of planners and assistants on the team


  • Qualifications:

    • A four year degree (B.A., B.S.) from an accredited college or university
    • A minimum of 6+ years sales experience or equivalent hands-on training with a proven success record
    • Candidates must be computer literate in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint and must have the capacity to analyze numeric data
    • The successful candidate will have excellent presentation skills

    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
    • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Prior sales experience or sales equivalent experience in television or in a digital media environment
    • The successful candidate will be self-motivated, reliable, and professional with superior negotiating skills
    • Detail-oriented and self-starter
    • Knowledge of and/or experience with Digital Advertising
    • Exceptional communication, negotiation and presentation skills
    • Capacity to work and analyze numeric data
    • Excellent interpersonal and client relation skills
    • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
    • Strength in prospecting – generating proposals and closing the sale
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships at the senior level

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