Sales Support Assistant (WKBW-TV)

WKBW-TV
JOB OPENING
SALES SUPPORT ASSISTANT
(please apply at www.scripps.com/careers)

WKBW-TV, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company and the ABC affiliate station in Buffalo, NY, is accepting applications for a full time Sales Support Assistant!  Log on to www.scripps.com/careers to apply for all positions.

The Sales Support Assistant works under the direction of the Director of Sales to support the Account Executives on all activities related to the sales process.

  • Assist Sales team with pre-sales events, client appointments and order entry. Facilitate & process sales presentations.
  • Communicate with advertising agencies and clients for make goods, preemption, under delivery and day-to-day contact, including sending station information to clients and national representatives.
  • Generate and analyze sales reports including rating delivery data by week and adjusting advertising schedules. Complete online postings.
  • Identify and correct any billing errors or issues prior to end of month.
  • Correctly input client billing adjustments within the same month as dispute identified.
  • Attend sales training and planning meetings.
  • Arrange and distribute various advertising materials and sales reports to the proper areas in a timely manner.
  • Provide exemplary customer assistance.
  • Assist AE’s and clients with commercial time, arrange tape pick-ups, and make goods and changes.
  • Send location information to clients and national reps.
  • Produce sales pieces in coordination with National Rep. Firm and Research Director.
  • Assist with inventory control and updating and weekly rate card.
  • Paid programming liaison with advertisers where necessary.
  • Cross-train in all sales and traffic software applications as well as sales support positions.
  • Handle the daily general clerical functions such as filing, answering phones, creating correspondence and calculating rates to quote to customers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a related field.

About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of local and national media brands. With 52 television stations in 36 markets, Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners. Scripps runs a collection of national journalism and content businesses, including Newsy, the next-generation national news network; podcast industry leader Stitcher; the fast-growing national broadcast networks Bounce, Grit, Escape, Laff and Court TV; and Triton, the global leader in digital audio technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.