Cowles Montana Media Company, KHBB-TV ABC and FOX Helena, seeks a highly motivated, career-oriented Account Executive with direct-sales experience to join our sales team. The ideal candidate will flourish in a competitive and fast paced industry. Must have exceptional relationship-selling skills, creativity, excellent communication skills and outside sales experience. We offer strong pay-for-performance. Prospecting experience and an assertive, confident, independent work style that thrives on closing the sale is a must. 2+ years of Advertising Media Sales experience preferred. Send resume and cover letter, by May 15, 2014 to: Human Resources, Cowles Montana Media Company, 2200 Stephens Ave., Missoula, MT
Date Available: Immediately
Job Description: This position is responsible for creating and retaining advertising business for the station. Assist business owners, business managers and advertising agencies with the marketing of products and services through the use of television advertising. Prospect for, close, and service new business, as well as, service existing business. Create full sales presentations and promotions. Work with production personnel to create television commercials. Maintain thorough knowledge of television programming, audience delivery, advertising rates and practices for competitive television, radio, newspaper, billboard, and other media in the market. Negotiate advertising budgets in competition with other media.
Qualifications: 2 years outside direct-sales experience (broadcast sales and/or advertising sales preferred). Record of growth and stability in employment. Solid knowledge of simple business mathematics. Knowledge of advertising industry and/or marketing background desired. Skills and aptitude with basic computer programs such as Word & Excel, as well as ability to learn specialized programs utilized in order input and research. Organizational skills a must! Competitive, aggressive, team-oriented attitude. Superior communication skills (oral, written, presentation) Excellent interpersonal skills; a "team player." Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Ability to work flexible hours.
Physical Requirements or Restrictions: Sight and dexterity to do computer input. Valid driver's license.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014