Local Sales Manager
WAVE 3 News, the NBC Affiliate and Kentucky Derby Station in Louisville, KY, and Gray Television, the third largest broadcast company in the country is seeking an engaged, competitive and highly digitally savvy Local Sales Director.
JOB DESCRIPTIONGray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 87 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better. We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.
WAVE 3 News, the NBC Affiliate and Kentucky Derby Station in Louisville, KY, and Gray Television, the third largest broadcast company in the country is seeking an engaged, competitive and highly digitally savvy Local Sales Director. A legacy station being the first in Kentucky, WAVE 3 News sets the standard for quality, excellence and serving the community in the Louisville market.
The Local Sales Manager at WAVE 3 News will have a strong competitive drive and determination to win. Extensive knowledge of the Digital space is a key focus of this role as you will be leading the charge for our Digital as well as Local Broadcast efforts. Being able to keep a team of highly effective sellers and key support staff motivated while leading by example is paramount to your success as the Local Sales Manager of WAVE 3 News. A can-do, positive attitude each day is necessary to achieve at the highest level in one of the most competitive markets in the country. If you are a natural relationship builder focused on clients needs, viewed by others as a resource and leader ready to step into a dynamic Sales, News, Marketing and Technology culture, we need to talk. The Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Preakness, Belmont, Sunday Night NFL, Indy 500, Olympics, the 2019 Kentucky Broadcasters Association Station of the Year with some of the top News products in the region, an unparalleled in-house video production team, and a full suite of Digital capabilities backed by a forward thinking corporate structure are some of the tools and opportunities waiting for you if you are the right fit. We are looking for someone to have an impact and make a difference with our clients, our team and our community while having fun and selling some very exciting products. If this sounds like you, apply today!
- Leading our team of Local sellers and support staff to better serve our clients and community.
- Collaborating with other managers and departments to develop creative selling strategies across all of our audience platforms.
- Accurately plan and forecast to reach and exceed revenue goals.
- Building well thought out, strategic plans to ensure WAVE 3 News station success.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of successful sales management experience with a focus on Digital sales and a proven track record of revenue growth while using creative leadership skills focused on the success of your team.
- Pre-employment drug screen and MVR check required.
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