Account Executive (FT)

WDBJ7 CBS Affiliate - #1 rated legacy station located in the beautiful southwest region of Virginia (the Roanoke-Lynchburg market) has a proud heritage with a forward thinking strategy. WDBJ7 is the market leader with viewers relying on news and weather coverage from WDBJ7, Your Hometown Station©. Along with strong news ratings, the #1 website, ACC/SEC/CBS Sports and CBS Primetime, we deliver the results for our advertisers. Roanoke, known as the Star City of the South, is a vibrant city nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains which affords tremendous opportunity for those who choose to live and work here.

Job Summary:

WDBJ7/Gray Television seeks a dynamic Account Executive to join our award-winning teams. An Account Executive is responsible for generating and closing new local direct TV business, as well as selling digital advertisements. The ideal candidate has strong communication and presentation skills and motivation to become the best.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

A proven track record of closing new business

Ability to make face to face outside sales visits

Ability to generate sales leads

Attract and close advertisers to sell products and services on all of our platforms (broadcast, web, digital and social media)

Provide input on sales promotion ideas to sales management

Retain current business and develop new business contacts

Present marketing/advertising ideas to area businesses.

Sell commercial advertising time and other station products to local advertisers

Attain budgeted revenue goals through effective solicitations, promotions and service

Understand the business objectives and advertising strategies of clients and find ways to help them achieve their objectives through effective advertising

Other Duties as Assigned

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WDBJ/Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company and requires pre-employment drug testing. Also, if applicable to the position, MVR/Driver’s review and testing. EOE.