Account Executive, News Client Development

Posted: 12/7/2019

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


The individual will work closely with internal stakeholders and business units to formulate, sell and develop deep client partnerships on behalf of the NBCUniversal News Ad Sales Group. The role requires an individual who can add value to the relationship building process to extend NBCUniversal News’ Ad Sales client base into new areas and categories.
  • Identify and develop on-going target accounts for incremental and new business revenue
  • Achieve budgeted goals. Provide accurate revenue projections, budget information, and current action reports to sales management.
  • Scheduling, preparation and execution of sales calls on multiple levels
  • Senior level client calls
  • Creative, Account and Planning level agency calls
  • Maintain ongoing verbal communication/relationships with clients, management, sales team, split partners and other NBCU stakeholders.
  • Training and professional development of sales support team
  • Establish network of industry contacts via marketplace events, association memberships, outings, etc.


  • Basic Qualifications
    • Four year degree (B.A., B.S.) from an accredited college or university
    • Minimum 5 years related media sales experience selling to clients and agencies
    • Proven track record of creating exciting new growth in ad sales across platforms
    • Demonstrated ability to seize a business opportunity and implement it successfully
    • A deep understanding of the marketplace that allows him/her to know which tactics and strategies will make a positive impact on the News Group
    • Demonstrates ability as a successful leader who can influence, persuade and motivate others

    Eligibility Requirements
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must be willing to travel.
    • 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

    Desired Characteristics
    • Strategic thinking ability combined with tactical implementation skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Strong knowledge of the media business
    • Demonstrated success working on developing business initiatives or emerging departments
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills
    • Proven experience in prospecting new clients and new business development
    • Excellent interpersonal and client relation skills
    • Ability to work effectively with others in the Sales team and all levels of Sales employees
    • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills
    • Detail oriented and trust-worthy with confidential/sensitive information
    • TV/Digital/Print/Event/Content sales preferred but not required
    • Demonstrated leadership skills including clear communication and an ability to work across divisions and departments in a matrix environment
    • Established client/agency/marketplace relationships

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