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Local Sales Manager

Des Moines, IA
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Local Sales Manager - Hearst Television Careers

Local Sales Manager

🔍 Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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KCCI, the market-leading Hearst Television CBS affiliate in Des Moines, IA is seeking an experienced Local Sales Manager. This is an important leadership role that encompasses local revenue management for our top-rated TV station, digital platforms, and two multicast platforms. You will work in one of America’s most recognized cities for business climate and quality of life. KCCI is looking for a creative sales leader with a proven track record of success in multi-platform advertising sales. Ideal candidates should be goal-oriented, able to motivate and lead high-performers, organized, driven, and disciplined. The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys creating a high-performance culture. Must be able build client relationships, enjoy making local calls, and willing to invest in the success of others. Please apply at careers.hearsttelevision.com.

• Work in partnership with the National Sales Manager, and Digital Sales Manager to overachieve revenue goals on all station platforms including KCCI, KCCI.com, MeTV and MyDesMoines.
• Create sales revenue-generating sales solutions and concepts for all platforms.
• Communicate regularly with the General Sales Manager on all aspects of local business and maintain current and accurate revenue forecasts by account and by platform.
• Collaborate with the sellers on strategy and negotiation for key accounts.
• Consistently evaluate seller performance and provide constructive feedback.
• Regularly meet with the local sales team to ensure their professional development and success.
• Lead weekly sales meetings; prepare and lead quarterly/annual sales planning meeting.
• Meet extensively with clients to develop/strengthen business relationships; drive client retention.
• Recruit and develop ‘new talent’.

• Strong communication and presentation skills.
• Must possess a proven record of sports and specials sales success.
• Multicast and digital sales acumen.
• Have a fundamental understanding of Nielsen ratings and methodology for rating projection and evaluation.
• The ability to effectively price and provide inventory management principles, along with forecasting revenues.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and Television Software Systems: Wide Orbit, Kantar, and Wide Orbit Sales, Matrix and Marshall Marketing a plus.
• Possess the skills to manage and motivate others with a winning mindset.

• 4 year college degree preferred.

Required Experience
• Top local seller looking for career advancement, current NSM, DSM, or LSM.
• Prefer 4 years’ experience in the broadcast industry.

About Hearst Television

We are Hearst Television, a national multimedia company. We own and operate 30 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 26 television markets across 39 states, reaching approximately 21 million US television households. Our mission is to be No. 1 in broadcasting, achieving that status with integrity, respect and community spirit.

That’s the bigger picture. But there’s another story here too. A story of an award-winning, diverse, stable, supportive employer, guided by strong principles and engaged, involved professionals who believe in what they do.


Television is a high profile medium, and most people will recognize the Hearst name. But, within Hearst, Hearst Television has a distinctive culture of our own and a track record to be proud of in our own right. Our success is built on how we support our people, support our communities and always place integrity at the center of every action we take.

Because Hearst Television is an established, stable organization with real history and heritage, we have values, a vision and a leadership style that are firmly embedded in our operations. There’s definitely an identifiable ‘Hearst Way’ of doing things: supporting your colleagues, acting with integrity, and always thinking about the bigger picture when making decisions.


Our Leadership Values set a code of standards for our employees in their relationships with colleagues, customers, audiences and the communities we serve. Our values include:

Set the highest standards of integrity, character, honesty and fairness. Articulate a clear vision of what is to be accomplished. Communicate effectively. Help others succeed. Respect and trust your colleagues. Value different skills, talent and ideas. Recognize good performances. Be customer focused. Be passionate and take pride in what you do. Have fun and WIN!


We recently conducted focus groups with employees from more than 50% of our stations – with the objective of better understanding our culture, our shared ways of working and the features of Hearst Television that people prized the most. The findings were genuinely fascinating. People who work here love the way that they have a voice and opportunities to express themselves. While we may be part of the wider Hearst Corporation, we still have a family feel and a collaborative, supportive environment. There’s a sense of community, and an appreciation of the stability that comes with life in a big organization. At the same time, everybody recognizes that we’re ambitious too. We’re established, but not set in our ways. Big, but never slow to move. Above all, it’s our integrity that counts the most. We’re renowned for bringing the news to our communities with sincerity and transparency. People trust us – and that makes our employees proud to work here.


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Hearst Television, Inc. comprises 29 television stations, and two radio stations, in geographically diverse U.S. markets. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of the largest U.S. television station groups. The Company owns 13 ABC affiliated stations and 10 NBC affiliates, and among both networks' largest affiliate owners; and it owns two CBS affiliates.

Hearst Television’s stations are recognized news leaders. The station group has been honored with six consecutive Walter Cronkite Awards, presented by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, for excellence in television political journalism. Hearst Television stations also are the recipients of many of television's other highest awards for excellence in journalism, programming and community service, including the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award, the Gabriel, the Ad Council Silver Bell, the National Headliner Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Emmy.

Hearst also is a leader in the convergence of local broadcast television and the Internet through its partnership with Internet Broadcasting, and in the application of digital broadcast spectrum for new local informational services.

Hearst Television is wholly owned by the Hearst Corporation.

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