Account Executive, KNXV – JR033180

April 25, 2024 by Comments Off on Account Executive, KNXV – JR033180

Scripps Media, Inc d/b/a KNXV-TV ABC15 and KASW-TV ARIZONA 61

KNXV/KASW, The E.W. Scripps Company Ion Media/ABC station in Phoenix, Arizona is looking for an Account Executive. Local helps local businesses realize growth opportunity by reaching customers through compelling multi-platform advertising solutions.  This full array of advertising solutions may include platforms like Over The Top (OTT) video, search strategies (SEO/SEM), social media strategies, digital display and e-mail targeting, as well as broadcast television.

Scripps offers different types of flex work arrangements for many positions. Please ask your recruiter for more information.

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE:

> Sell advertising solutions to local and regional businesses and advertising agencies.
> Apply the Scripps Sales Process (SSP) to analyze current and prospective customer needs and apply customized advertising solutions that provide return on their investment.
> In addition to television commercial airtime sales, facilitate the customer’s ability to take advantage of the full array of digital marketing options available.
> Independently prospect, secure appointments, perform needs analysis, develop customized solutions, present and close sales to develop and maintain new business from traditional and non-traditional advertisers.
> Use ratings data, qualitative information and market trends to negotiate program ratings and advertising rates with advertising agencies in order to maximize revenue as well as develop custom solutions for new advertisers.
> Serve as a trusted advisor with new and existing clients, provide best-in-class customer service, grow accounts, and gain additional business from referrals.
> Perform client services, including but not limited to media avail negotiations, presentation preparation delivery and execution, copy writing, credit applications and collection of revenue due.
> Effectively and proactively manage a sales funnel by way of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, monitoring and achieving key performance indicators and expected activity levels.
> Contribute to the creative development of campaigns though client communication and needs analysis, storyboard and concept creation, and assistance in production aspects.
> Build and maintain strong client relationships, which may include entertaining prospective and existing clients.
> Perform routine administrative functions of a media salesperson including makegood resolution, continuous update of CRM system with activity, account information and pending revenue, and communication with sales leadership regarding the status of accounts.
> Perform other duties as assigned.

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

> BS/BA in related discipline preferred or equivalent years of experience.
> Generally, 2+ years of proven sales success preferred.
> Experience in strategic account management, broadcast ratings and digital execution preferred.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

> Highly self-motivated and goal focused.
> Highly creative and innovative thinker.
> Strong influencing, selling and upselling skills.
> Effective teamwork and collaboration skills.
> Very strong analysis and data interpretation – able to translate needs and research data into sound marketing proposals.
> Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
> Outstanding presentation abilities (in person/virtual, small/large groups, all levels).
> Strong time management and organizational skills.
> Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
> Working knowledge of Google Office (Sheets, Docs, Slides) and virtual conferencing platforms (E.g. Skype, WebEx, Zoom or MS Teams etc.)
> Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to provide proof of insurance with the company required insurance limits.

 

SCRIPPS’ COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION:

At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at scripps.com.

 

ABOUT SCRIPPS:

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of more than 60 stations in 40+ markets. Scripps reaches households across the U.S. with national news outlets Scripps News and Court TV and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery and Laff. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps’ longtime motto is: “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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