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Sales Assistant - Hearst Television Careers

Sales Assistant


🔍 Salinas, California, United States

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KSBW-TV, Central Coast ABC-TV and Estrella-TV Central Coast, all owned by Hearst Television and located in Salinas, California, is looking for a national sales assistant with excellent computer skills. This is an administrative assistant position that supports the General Sales Manager and two National Sales Managers in the execution of advertising campaigns generated from national and political advertisers. Accurate data entry and multi-tasking are necessities. Everyday is a different fast-paced day! People skills and polite telephone manners are required. This is a great opportunity for someone who can maintain a high level of accuracy and work with a team of sales professionals.     


Job Responsibilities:                                                

  • Assist National Sales Managers in day-to-day duties
  • Accurate data entry using a variety of software systems and databases
  • Effectively communicate, both in writing and verbally, with internal teams (sales, production, finance) and external clients on performance and delivery of campaigns
  • Enter and maintain all national orders including electronic transfer and maintenance
  • Provide account management assistance and problem solving with NSMs and national sales reps across the country and in a timely fashion
  • Communicate with, and provide support for, the commercial traffic department regarding order entry, commercial placement and formatting
  • Fulfill customer service requests for reports, etc.
  • Research billing discrepancies and reconcile credit memos as required
  • Share in assisting the Local Sales Team and cross-train to fill in for and cooperate with other assistants
  • Maintain organized filing systems and accurate, detailed record-keeping including political public file
  • Interact with co-workers, clients and public in a professional manner on the phone, in email, and in person
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Wide Orbit Traffic, Strata, TV ratings services, Matrix, Kantar and other sales tools

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years of office experience; commercial media experience a plus
  • Type 40 WPM minimum
  • Proficiency with the full Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Accurate and expeditious data entry
  • Comfort with basic arithmetic
  • Professional, respectful, conscientious, enthusiastic demeanor
  • Capable of learning new systems and software promptly and thoroughly
  • Must take pride in work, respond to instruction well, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and perform at a consistently high level


  • Minimum High School graduate
  • College experience a plus

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 #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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