23 hours
2018-01-222018-02-20
  • Job Code
    1701507
Sales Assistant - Hearst Television Careers

Sales Assistant

🔍 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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Sales
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WGAL TV
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WGAL-TV Hearst Television's NBC affiliate in Lancaster, PA is looking for an organized, detail-oriented team player with exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively. A positive attitude and professional demeanor is essential along with the adaptability to work in a rapidly changing environment. Individual will work closely with the sales team to ensure effective placement of sales activity. Specifically, you'll work with the sales force on processing advertising contracts, obtaining creative materials, generating support materials for sales team, and coordinating the scheduling and launch of advertising campaigns. This is an ideal position that can serve as a springboard for advancement into advertising sales for candidates that are eager to learn, independent workers and meticulously accurate.  This position provides entry into a highly respected TV station and into Hearst Television, an industry leader in the dynamic media world.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Entering and maintaining all national orders including electronic transfer for both local and national business as needed through Wide Orbit and other order processing software.
  • Assist in the development of sales proposals, advertising packages and client presentations.  
  • Create supportive marketing materials for sales department.
  • Effectively communicate with internal teams (sales, production, finance) and external clients on performance and delivery of campaigns.
  • Maintain organized filing systems
  • Prepare pricing avails, qualitative research and varied reports as needed.
  • Monitor and provide post analysis recaps for various sales initiatives.
  • Work cooperatively with managers, co-workers and clients to deliver a high-level of service.
  • Interact with co-workers, clients and the viewing public in a professional manner, both on the phone and in person

Experience Requirements:

  • Must have computer and software experience.
  • Previous commercial television experience a plus.
  • Military experience will be considered.

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Proficient in all Microsoft products including PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
  • Preferred experience with industry specific software such as Wide Orbit, Kantar, and Marshall Marketing.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced work environment while managing multiple projects.
  • Able to consistently meet deadlines in a challenging and dynamic environment.
  • Capable of learning new systems promptly and thoroughly.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Must be highly-focused, organized, accurate and detail oriented.
  • Must take pride in work, respond to instruction well, enjoy working independently and perform at a consistently high-level.
  • Adaptable to deal with the daily stresses and pressures associated with commercial television sales.

Education:

  • Preferred college degree in a marketing, business or broadcast related field.
  • Related military training and experience will be considered.

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.

Culture

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.

Values

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!

Vision

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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