Sales Associate Program - Chicago

Posted: 9/5/2019

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


The NBC Owned Television Stations Sales Associates Program (SAP) is an accelerated development experience for early-career sales professionals. This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring media sales professionals who bring diverse backgrounds to the organization. This fast-track training program offers associates experiences in all aspects of the sales cycle (including research and operations), as well as sales verticals (traditional broadcast media, digital, business development & out-of-home). This is an excellent opportunity for a jumpstart into the fast-paced field of media sales.

At the onset of the program, associates will attend a ‘boot camp’ experience at the NBC Owned Television Stations. This will: orient associates to NBC Universal/NBC Owned Television Stations division; expose associates to members of the NBC Owned Television Stations senior leadership and sales leadership teams; train associates in NBC Owned Television Stations’ products, processes, such as NFL, NHL, FIFA World Cup Barclay’s Premier League, The Golden Globes©, Digital and Non-Linear initiatives and related sales competencies.

After ‘boot camp,’ the sales associate will reside with the sales team at an NBCU Owned and Operated station for the duration of the program. The Sales Associates Program runs for a flexible period of 8 -12 months and associates will have experiences with core selling, business development, and digital selling. This program also offers leadership development and exposure, networking, and developing key sales competencies. Former Sales Associates have moved on to Executive Sales roles within NBCUniversal through the course of their career.


  • BA or BS in a related field
  • Experience using Excel and PowerPoint
  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience, sales related preferred
  • Strong communication/presentation skills - verbal and written
  • Available to join the program starting January 2020
  • Ability to relocate across the U.S. in a geographic location, as assigned
  • Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be 18 years or older and have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be covered by Solutions - NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered


  • Previous experience working in a sales organization as a Sales Planner, Sales Assistant, Marketing Planner, Customer Service Representative, Account Executive (seller) or similar role
  • Interested in long-term career within media sales
  • Passionate about NBC Universal/NBC Owned Television Stations products and platforms
  • Knowledgeable about industry trends and external environment
  • Self-starter who is driven to succeed and thrive in both corporate and start-up environments
  • Strong ability to collaborate and coordinate across projects and functions, as necessary
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred


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