Sales Planner, Linear Sports

Posted: 1/16/2020

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


Job Purpose

The Sales Planner is primarily responsible for the development of strategic sales proposals that meet both the advertiser and network’s needs for the Sports Group.

Duties and Responsibilities

Proposal Creation:
  • Non-traditional planner role focused on creating and revising sponsorship/venture/barter unit and non-unit deals
  • Interacts primarily with internal groups: Sales Sponsorship Team (NY) and Integrated Partnerships Team (Stamford)
  • Coordinate regularly with CFS group to establish credit clearance process and direct to client billing procedures
  • Direct point of contact for partners with limited exposure in the advertising landscape
  • Manage and communicate the receiving of commercial instructions and sales marketing materials
  • Complete additional projects as directed by Strategic Planning, CFS (Billing) and Ad Sales Finance Management

  • Proposal Maintenance:
  • Work closely with Sales, Strategic Planning, and Commercial Ops to manage all preemptions and programming changes - recommend schedules according to availability, generate flow charts to reflect all changes, cancellation option and expansion options
  • Work closely with Inventory Managers to coordinate plan approvals

  • Client Service:
  • Develop strong understanding of our products and solutions for advertisers
  • Assist in the creation of effective go to market tools for the sales team
  • Establish relationships with advertiser partners
  • Manage requests about inventory, ad products, creative specifications, and research
  • Liaise with Sales, Strategic Planning, Ad Sales Finance, Commercial Ops, and Marketing to ensure sold schedules run


  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 1+ years related experience in media sales or buying

    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 New York, NY
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet research
    • Strong knowledge of media math and audience metrics

    • Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to multi-task and handle projects independently, as well as part of a team
    • Ambitious and highly motivated
    • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills

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