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Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 91 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.
We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.
KKTV 11 News is looking for a progressive, creative thinker who can conceptualize, execute, and close revenue-producing ideas that connect our advertiser's goals to our digital products. This position works on the sales management team in tandem General Sales Managers in business development for the station; specifically championing local direct and digital sales.
KKTV, a Gray Media Group station in Colorado Springs, CO has an exciting opportunity to join our sales team. To excel in the position as Local/Digital Sales Manager you must have the ability to drive local and digital revenue growth for the station and company; take revenue share out of the market and create new digital business.
• Work at a partnership/consultative level as an expert in digital advertising with account executives, agencies, and advertisers.
• Work in tandem with the General Sales Managers in revenue strategy, expense management, training, and overall cross-media revenue production.
• Oversight of all digital sales products, inventory management and pricing strategies.
• Ability to forecast revenue, develop and sustain a business plan to exceed the digital sales budget
• Management of the digital sales pipeline, including the formation of individual AE budgets and regional agency business.
• Coach and deliver sales presentations in tandem with sales people.
• Presentation experience, excellent written and verbal communications essential.
• Create strong business relationships and develop a sense of team with the Account Executives and assist with targeting, building, negotiating and closing deals.
• Brainstorm with sales people for creative marketing promotions that leverage the digital and broadcast assets.
• Develop and deliver best practices for digital knowledge among the sales department and clients.
• Partner with News and Creative Services to support the overall growth of our digital audiences through internal strategic objectives.
• Work with the corporate digital team on corporate led sales initiatives, 3rd party revenue channels, and group sales projects.
• Promote a winning, positive culture. Be a team player. Have thick skin, ability to sell up and down. Have passion for the business, your job, and helping clients to be successful.
• Translate and communicate problems into opportunities. Creativity and nimbleness is essential.
• Manage multiple projects, manage time wisely, and prioritize projects and people.
• The understanding of SEO, PPC, Website Development, Audience Targeting and any other non-traditional digital strategy is preferred. Some technical skills to work with ad tags, analytics, campaign tools.
Must have at least 2 years’ experience with managing and/or selling digital marketing solutions and be proficient with Microsoft Office products especially PowerPoint, screen sharing and Social Media, etc.. A confident and positive personality with a winning attitude is a must. All candidates must have a valid driver license and good driving record. This person must be able and willing to travel for any company required educational and/or client meetings.
Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings
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