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Manager National Sales

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Tribune Media

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Grand Rapids, MI

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Overview
WXMI is seeking someone to act as Manager of Regional Sales working in conjunction with national representative offices -with the responsibility to maximize all national or regional sales revenue ensuring all financial goals are being met while developing and maintaining relationships with clients.
Responsibilities
Participates in the development of a planning process that produces acceptable operating plans and budgets for the Department for submission to the Sales Director. Recommends to the Director of Sales the organizational structure and staffing needed to execute the operating plans of the division. To provide an environment that supports the management philosophy of the organization and that provides leadership to employees in contributing to the success of the organization. Assures the periodic comparison of performance/results against established standards/objectives so that corrective actions are taken to ensure that total results are in line with total objectives. Assists the various national representative (rep) firms through on-going evaluation of various areas including revenue growth, share increases, success at selling specials, pre-and-post-sell efforts, and attention to buyers\u2019 and Stations\u2019 needs. Develops sales goals and strategies to effectively meet those goals. Assists rep firms in preparing sales presentations of major events and specials by gathering data from various station sources and overseeing preparation and presentation. Packages available airtime, decides rates to be charged using Station\u2019s commercial rate card as a guide and sell to national buyers. Develops and maintains direct relationship with agencies and clients to promote the Station. Supervises national sales assistant and assists in the training and developing of Station and rep firm sales personnel. Decisions directly affect the station\u2019s ability to meet the station\u2019s revenue and market share goals and impact the station\u2019s image in the advertising community. Works under the general direction of the Director of Sales. Works on a day to day basis with station sales staff as well as national representative sales staff and management; has frequent telephone contact with sales reps, agencies and clients; and visits rep firm offices on a regular basis.
 
Qualifications
Requires bachelor\u2019s degree in advertising or marketing or equivalent related experience. Requires analytical and technical skills to analyze the markets, package, price, and sell available airtime. Must demonstrate knowledge of sales, research and agency operations to train, motivate, direct and evaluate the performance of staff and rep firm. Requires a thorough knowledge of the ratings strategies of each station and competing rep firms in the national markets. Must demonstrate effective negotiation, oral and written communication skills to communicate with and influence internal and external contacts. Requires the ability to analyze the market, set rates and direct national sales activity to meet established financial goals and market share. Requires ability to analyze the market, set rates and direct national sales activity to meet established financial goals and market share.  Requires ability to effectively direct and influence national sales activity to get the best performance for the station. Typically requires three to five years experience in television sales with three or more years in a major market. Must be able to travel extensively to visit clients.
 
Please apply online to: www. tribunemedia.com. Tribunemedia is an Equal Opportuntiy Employer. Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
 
Company InfoTribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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Tribune Media
Website : http://www.tribunemedia.com

Company Profile
Tribune Media combines distinctive content with nationwide broadcast distribution and cutting-edge digital properties and data businesses. In the last 18 months, as it prepared to separate its publishing business, Tribune Media acquired Local TV Holdings to become the nation’s largest independent broadcaster, began the conversion of its superstation WGN America into a widely distributed general entertainment cable channel, launched a re-imagined Tribune Studios as an engine for producing original content and expanded the company’s segment leading metadata businesses, including Gracenote, the world’s most-used music metadata company. In every aspect of the company, whether in producing critical local news, riveting original programming, or premier sporting events, Tribune Media engages and connects viewers with must-have content across every distribution platform.

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