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Position:  General Manager
Location:  Mid-Michigan Location MI
Control #:  108891R
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Description:  

Think back to a time when you actually loved what you did, believed in it, and couldn’t wait to start the day. There’s still a place where radio is alive and well, a place that will bring you back to a time when people mattered more than people meters. When meetings with clients were more important than corporate conference calls.

We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit where you let your manager’s manage.

Yes, we expect all the good attributes of a General Manager, including a strong track record of revenue generation and top line growth. This is not an opportunity for a desk jockey. We are looking for a front line leader who will become an active member of the community.

The right candidate will enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Email resume in confidence to gdinetz@grenaxbroadcasting.com. EOE. Posted 8/25/14

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Position:  Local Sales Manager
Location:  Naperville/Arlington Heights IL
Control #:  108888C
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Description:   Are you motivated by a challenge? Do you consider yourself to be forward thinking and solutions driven? If so, an exciting career in advertising might be for you! Viamedia is the country’s leading independent advertising rep firm and we are looking to expand our advertising sales team!

Job Summary: Plans and assists in all sales & revenue related driving activities of an assigned entity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Provides leadership that maintains all functions; interacting at all levels to ensure success in achieving business goals and objectives.
  • Ensures budgets are maintained and monitors rate structure.
  • Leads sales team, works with production, accounting operations and related personnel.
  • Monitors progress to ensure quality work.
  • Reviews and approves all advertising sales reports.
  • Monitors advertising availability inventory.
  • Acts as main contact for of all business sales related functions (revenue and expenses)
  • Works with a direct report on all departmental salaries and expenses.
  • Assures maximum utilization of all operating resources.
  • Researches new business opportunities.
  • Presents opportunities to supervisor.
  • Cooperates with all Viamedia systems and other respective partners in the areas of marketing, technical and operational needs to ensure the success of both organizations.
  • Interfaces with cable system operations on joint projects.
  • Ensures all company EEO policies and procedures are followed.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales or Marketing or Business or equivalent experience.
  • Seven to ten years of media sales or cable operations experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to motivate others and to work under pressure.
  • Must be able to travel as required.
  • Must have keen awareness of competitive conditions.
  • Must have excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job.

    Email resume to careers@viamediatv.com. EOE. Posted 8/20/14

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    Position:  Account Executive
    Location:  Mattoon/Charleston IL
    Control #:  108886C
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    Description:   Are you motivated by a challenge? Do you consider yourself to be forward thinking and solutions driven? If so, an exciting career in advertising might be for you! Viamedia is the country’s leading independent advertising rep firm and we are looking to expand our advertising sales team!

    We are seeking an Account Executive to assist and sell local advertisers on a variety of advertising platforms. We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our growing team. We are looking for a candidate who likes to work hard and see results. If you consider yourself to be organized, self-reliant, articulate, flexible and capable of working under pressure, we want to talk with you.

    Our ideal candidate should be detail oriented with strong organizational skills. The expectations of this position are to focus on selling advertising across a cross platform media mix, including both television and online, while maintaining a professional image and a strong commitment to customer satisfaction, both internally and externally.

    Candidate will be responsible for client relationships, driving advertising sales in a designated market area, working closely with production teams on client creative, strategic thinking and analytical skills. Task management and execution are also very important and include information collections, analysis and communication with internal teams and clients.

    Strong leadership, presentation, communication and interpersonal skills are all a must. The chosen candidate will be flexible to travel as needed. Chosen candidates will be rewarded with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and advanced sales training & support!

    Job Summary: Responsible for selling commercial time on local avails, local origination productions, guide and digital channels, and other new products as they are developed while maintaining a professional image and obtaining customer satisfaction, both internally and externally.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Solicits customers through telephone and in person presentations.
  • Identifies demographic advertising needs.
  • Creates and proposes advertising recommendations that best suit customer needs.
  • Prepares accurate advertising contracts on behalf of the company.
  • Submits all advertising contracts and schedules to the Sales Manager for approval.
  • Prepares various reports as required.
  • Completes all sales related paperwork including reports, traffic, credit applications, etc.
  • Coordinates and assists with production plans, when necessary, assists in coordination of external production.
  • Adheres to all office policies, including recommended rates and packages.
  • Attends and completes all aspects of sales training programs.
  • Adheres to collection procedures including processing of client contracts and confirmations.
  • Assists with special projects that may be assigned.
  • Stays abreast of competitive conditions.
  • Is actively involved in community activities and charities.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales or Marketing or equivalent experience.
  • One to three years cable, broadcast (or other media) direct sales experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient with computer software and technology.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Good working knowledge of marketing research.
  • Must be willing and able to travel.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job.

    Email resume to careers@viamediatv.com. EOE. Posted 8/20/14

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    Position:  Inside Sales
    Location:  Chicago IL
    Control #:  108878O
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    Description:  

    Inside Sales People Wanted for all Media Sales

    We are on the lookout for established sales people with the ability to sell a wide variety of media assets based in our Chicago office.

    You will not be working from a script. We want you to develop your own style and take full advantage of your skills at engaging prospects, overcoming their objections and, most importantly, closing sales. The right candidates are passionate about successful telemarketing. Media sales experience preferred.

    Candidates must have experience and demonstrated sales achievement. Compensation is competitive.

    Full or half time is OK. Send resume, with Inside Sales in the subject line, to smiro@foxrep.com. EOE. Posted 8/5/14

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    Position:  Key Account Manager
    Location:  Chicago IL
    Control #:  108871O
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    Description:  

    Key Account Manager Wanted for Chicago Office

    We are on the hunt for a Key Account Manager to sell digital and print media products plus high-level conference sponsorships. Included will be plenty of opportunities to offer high-dollar packages to senior executives throughout the Midwest.

    You would be headquartered in our Chicago field office, with responsibilities throughout the Midwest and points east.

    At least five years of proven experience selling at the highest levels must be demonstrated.

    You’ll be on your own with only as much influence from the “home office” as you want and need.

    We offer a competitive salary and bonus opportunities along with an excellent benefit package.

    Does this sound like something you’d like to explore? Then send a selling letter and resume to smiro@foxrep.com. EOE. Posted 7/31/14

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    Position:  Promotion Writer/Producer
    Location:  Flint MI
    Control #:  108861T
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    Description:   Creative, energetic writer/producer to lead the station’s news and programming promotional efforts. Emphasis on daily news topical promotion and station image campaigns.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Strong creative writing skills
  • Comprehensive graphic design for the look, feel and brand consistency
  • Understanding of cross platform marketing including social media
  • Multitask while under tight deadlines

    Special skills:

  • Avid non-linear editing required
  • After Effects required
  • Adobe Photoshop 3D motion graphic preferred
  • Strong communication and organizational skills

    Experience Requirement:

  • Three years of experience producing topical and image spots/campaigns for a local news broadcast affiliate
  • Three years of Avid editing experience
  • Basic exposure to shooting techniques: shot composition, focus, flow and lighting

    Education:

  • Four year degree in related field. Will look at years of station experience

    Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and key responsibilities and essential duties of work performance by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees to do this job. The job description is not an employment contract. Out company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

    No phone calls please.

    Please submit resume along with a cover letter and demo reel on DVD to:
    WJRT-TV
    Jayne Hodak
    2302 Lapeer Road
    Flint, MI 48503

    WJRT-TV, an ABC Station owned by SJL Broadcast Management, is an Equal Opportunity Employe. Posted 7/22/14

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