Sales Associate

Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Job Number 179864 Brand WPXI-TV


The Sales Associate role is to support the sales department in all areas relating to performance of their required and requested duties.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in the multi-media industry. We are looking for an outgoing self-starter, to assist our sales team at WPXI. Our ideal candidate will be able to hit the ground running, take charge of their position and provide excellent support to our staff of sales professionals. We are looking for someone who has the ability to work effectively with all the departments at our television station and be flexible in an ever changing environment.  This position has the potential to interact with internal departments such as Digital, New Business and Production.  You will be asked to communicate with agencies and clients. The ideal candidate has great attention to detail, knows how to build successful relationships; can take direction as well as work independently.

Prior sales assistant experience is a plus.

Support the sales department in all areas including:

  • Entering orders into our Wide Orbit traffic system
  • Working with managers and/or Account Executives (AE’s) on pre-emptions and makegoods

  • Collaborating with managers and/or AE’s to fulfill advertising agencies’ and clients’ requests such as posting, pre/post log times, discrepancy resolution and other reporting and support needs

  • Serving as a liaison between other departments to complete client projects

  • Working with AE’s to create proposals
  • Trouble shooting issues and problem solving
  • Handling general administrative tasks as assigned
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel & Power Point
  • Performing other duties as assigned by management and/or AE’s


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To execute this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university
  • Preferred two to three years related experience and/or training
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills

Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-PA-Pittsburgh-4145 Evergreen Road

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing