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General Sales Manager

logo Location:  Omaha NE
Control #:  109711T
Description:  

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. We own and operate leading media outlets in over 50 markets throughout the country Ė all delivering the news, weather, sports and entertainment that millions of our neighbors count on every day. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

About WOWT: WOWT NBC Omaha is your home for local news, weather, sports and entertainment in the heartland. WOWT is a modern facility equipped with state of the art technology, and with our leading broadcast news we provide award winning local news coverage, dedicated community service, and effective marketing solutions for area businesses. The Omaha area boasts an array of top attractions that canít be matched, from the World Famous Henry Doorly Zoo, to TD Ameritrade Park home of the NCAA Menís College World Series, and donít forget all of those fantastic award winning restaurants. Omaha is also popular for our booming downtown which is home to a revitalized riverfront and the Historic Old Market. The entire downtown area has been re-imagined with top tier restaurants, shopping, bars, clubs and a variety of art galleries. Want to be in the middle of it all? There are plenty of new and renovated condos ready for you to call home. Omaha is a cultural gem right in the middle of the country.

So, come experience the good life!

Job Summary: Gray Television seeks a dynamic General Sales Manager to join our award-winning teams. The General Sales Manager is responsible for the revenue goals of the television station. All areas of broadcast time and revenue are under his/her supervision (Local, Regional, Digital and Internet revenue). The General Sales Manager oversees the Local Sales Manager, the sales staff and sales assistants. The GSM will be responsible for helping Account Executives implement the companyís advertising platforms and marketing strategy, identifying and qualifying leads while consistently closing business in order to meet or exceed their sales quota. The ideal candidate has strong communication and presentation skills and motivation to become the best.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for achieving station revenue goals
  • Sets pricing and inventory management for station Ability to generate sales leads
  • Track pending business and make each salesperson aware of his/her pending as it relates to the monthly goal
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the station sales marketing plan
  • Supervises the Sales staff and sales assistants
  • Other Duties as Assigned

    Required Skills & Experience:

  • Must have management experience in broadcast sales
  • A bachelorís degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing, advertising or speech is preferred
  • Must be able to travel nationally to meet with clients and corporate meetings with occasional overnight travel
  • Strong Management skills
  • Five yearsí experience in broadcast sales or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid Driverís License with a good driving record

    To apply go to www.gray.tv/applynow.

    EOE. Posted 4/20/17

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