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Account Executive

Overview:

WENY-TV has an immediate opening for an Account Executive to enhance our strong sales team!  The ideal candidate will have previous media/digital sales experience.   

Responsibilities:

Identify the needs of local businesses and prepare custom sales presentations with solutions to address those needs.
Develop strong relationships with both advertising agencies and local clients.
Sell advertising on our television and digital platforms.
Demonstrate a great attitude and strong work ethic to help our clients grow.
Achieve monthly and quarterly revenue goals.

Qualifications:

Well organized, excellent oral and written presentation skills.
Ability to develop and enhance strong client and agency relationships.
College degree and sales experience in Television or related industry.
Proficient computer skills.
Valid driver’s license with access to a vehicle.

Must be willing to submit to a background

Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S.

Send resume, cover letter to:

WENY General Sales Manager
474 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845


jobs@weny.com

No phone calls please!

WENY and Lilly Broadcasting, LLC are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


News Producer

WENY News in Horseheads, NY has an opening for producer for its 5:30 and 6pm newscasts. The right candidate should have excellent broadcast writing skills, the ability to craft a rundown that`s focused on local news, as well as the ability to work under pressure and handle changes on the fly.

Prior producing experience is beneficial, but not required. ENPS knowledge is a bonus. In addition, you`ll wear many hats, including contributing story ideas, assigning stories to reporters, maintaining communication with reporters in the field, and staying on top of station`s website and social media.

This is not an on-air position.

We`re looking for the right person to join our award-winning, tight knit team that`s focused on local news that impacts the communities in the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania.

WENY is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. Just a few hours drive from many major cities (NYC, Buffalo, Syracuse, Toronto, Philadelphia), it`s surrounded by nature full of natural waterfalls, hiking trails, wineries, and small but thriving communities.

Send resume, cover letter, demo reel of recent show if available, or writing samples to:

Renata Stiehl
WENY News Director
jobs@weny.com

No phone calls please!

WENY and Lilly Broadcasting, LLC are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Account Executive Job Description

  • Are you the type of person who needs to be busy & productive every waking hour?
  • Do you maintain momentum despite setbacks or disappointments?
  • Of all the "sales people" you know, are you the best at pinning down commitments from clients?
  • Do you genuinely like people and people seem to really like you too?

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media at WENY-TV. 

WENY-TV, the ABC CBS +CW affiliate TV stations have an exciting opportunity for an Account Executive to join our dynamic and forward-thinking sales team. The ideal candidate will showcase his or her entrepreneurial and strategic expertise by building collaborative relationships and providing results driven customer solutions through an integrated suite of media platforms- including television, internet, mobile and additional emerging products.


This position requires an energetic and strategic entrepreneur. As an Account Executive, you'll use a consultative selling approach to build relationships with businesses to sell a broad set of solutions from our extensive market-leading portfolio:

  • ABC,CBS + CW network affiliates
  • Targeted Display Advertising (Banner Advertising)
  • Web Presence Optimization, including services for Organic Search (SEO) 
  • Marketing and Reputation Management
  • Email marketing

Roles and Responsibilities

  • This position will be accountable for local television and digital revenue performance; working both strategically and tactically with other sales executives in the station and division.
  • Prospect for qualified local and regional businesses
  • Meet with prospective clients to conduct thorough customer needs analysis (C N A)
  • Build out solution based programs specifically designed to solve client needs/challenges
  • Present and close tailored marketing programs 
  • Create new relationships 
  • Accurately project revenues & meet / exceed monthly budgets
  • Follow accountabilities set forth by your Sales Manager to help guide you to success achieving monthly sales quotas consistently
  • Provide insight and value to executive management to shape the future of our organization
  • This individual is responsible for driving new television and digital sales (by assessing and facilitating the use of best practices in solutions based selling), up-sell of existing account advertisers, while driving retention.
  • This individual will be responsible for order entry and maintenance of advertising schedules.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years experience selling television/digital preferred.
  • Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in marketing or advertising.
  • Sales experience in television, digital or media industry preferred.
  • Excellent communicator who can communicate and sell ideas and solutions.
  • Must have strong time management and organizational skills; candidate must be able to work in a fast paced, high-pressured, evolving environment. 
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills required.
  • Be able to utilize Wide Orbit Traffic + Wide Orbit Media Sales or be willing to learn
  • Professional appearance is a must
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and your own vehicle

WENY General Sales Manager
474 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845

jobs@weny.com

No phone calls please!

WENY and Lilly Broadcasting LLC are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Entry Level Account Executive Job Description

WENY TV has an excellent opportunity for an Entry Level Sales Account Executive. We are looking for someone to help achieve their business objectives through effective TV and digital advertising. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, an enthusiastic and passionate personality, have a tenacious yet empathetic attitude, and a drive to succeed! 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • General administrative tasks as needed
  • Professionally formatted and written documents, including emails
  • Keep current on all of the company’s TV and digital advertising products
  • Order entry and maintenance of advertising schedules
  • Assist in the collection of past due accounts 
  • Develop advertising concepts and ideas
  • Create short and long-term client campaign plans
  • Prepare, negotiate and implement client media buys
  • Understand demographic data as it relates to media buys
  • Develop new business through selling commercial advertising time and other station products by contacting local advertisers
  • Contribute to client proposals and other client documentation
  • Maintain and build positive customer relationships
  • Document all client contact and file all advertisement documentation
  • Handle confidential information with discretion
  • Initiate, follow-up and conclude assignments accurately and independently
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

  • Strong desire to be in outside sales
  • Solid organizational, written and presentation skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Be able to utilize Wide Orbit Traffic + Wide Orbit Media Sales or be willing to learn
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to overcome objections and retain a positive attitude
  • Working knowledge of new media, digital initiatives and social media required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of personnel styles, including clients and co-workers
  • Enjoys a fast paced environment with a desire to win
  • Professional appearance is a must
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and your own vehicle

WENY General Sales Manager
474 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845

jobs@weny.com

No phone calls please!

WENY and Lilly Broadcasting LLC are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 



WENY in Elmira, NY is always accepting applications for future reference


News Interns

WENY News is looking for college students who'd like to intern with us for the semester. This is an unpaid internship, though you'll get full college credit.  We have several positions available for college credit internships.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to:

Renata Stiehl
WENY News Director
474 Old Ithaca Road
Horseheads, NY 14845

Jobs@weny.com

No phone calls please

WENY and Lilly Broadcasting LLC are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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