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General Sales Manager

logo Location:  Omaha NE
Control #:  110576T
Description:  

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 93 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.

About WOWT:

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. Omaha is one of the most progressive cities in the Midwest with a strong market supported by several national industries. The Omaha area boasts an array of top attractions that can’t be matched, from the World Famous Henry Doorly Zoo, to the NCAA Men’s College World Series. Omaha is popular for our downtown which is home to a revitalized riverfront and the Historic Old Market.

Job Summary/Description:

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 company’s advertising platforms and marketing strategy, identifying and qualifying leads while consistently closing business in order to meet or exceed their sales quota.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Responsible for achieving station revenue goals, sets pricing and inventory management for station.
  • Tracks pending business and makes each salesperson aware of his/her pending sales as it relates to the monthly goal.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing the station sales marketing plan.

    Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing, advertising or speech is preferred.
  • Must have experience in the advertising industry with strong management skills.
  • Five years’ experience in broadcast sales or equivalent, with broadcast sales management experience.

    Come join our dynamic sales team, apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings by searching the station call letters (WOWT-TV) and attach your resume.

    Additional Info:

    Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

    As a condition of employment, Gray Television will require that newly hired employees, whether part-time or full-time, be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by the first workday to the extent permitted by applicable law unless you qualify for a medical or religious accommodation. Posted 9/9/21.

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