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General Sales Manager

Website Graham Media Group

We are dynamic, local brands that extend well beyond traditional broadcast television. Our work helps inform, celebrate and knit together the communities we serve.

WJXT-TV/WCWJ-TV is currently seeking a motivated General Sales Manager to lead the day-to-day multi-platform sales and marketing activities for WJXT-TV, WCWJ-TV, News4JAX.com, and all Graham Media Group related digital properties associated with the station.  This position is based in Jacksonville, Florida—a top 50 market rank with an equally as powerful website— ranking in the top 1% of all websites in the United States. Our brand has the largest footprint in the local community and comprises the best products available in the advertising universe through our full-service digital agency, Omne. Graham Media Group brings together the top experts and best technology in the industry, to power our client’s success.

Our company strives to stay ahead of the latest emerging trends in the industry and has gained national recognition for our forward-thinking initiatives. It is to no surprise that we are seeking a candidate with the same proactive mentality.  The successful candidate will have a command of sales and marketing, be a dynamic leader of people with a sharp focus on creating solution-oriented campaigns for clients, be a collaborator, understand the importance of long-range planning and strategy, have a strong work ethic, and have the highest standards of integrity. This individual will have experience recruiting exceptional sellers, coaching, training, and leading team members to consistently grow market share and new revenue streams.

Experience:

The General Sales Manager reports to the Vice President & General Manager, and specifically she/he will be responsible for:

  • Management of sales inventory, setting of rates and coordinating with the station’s operations/traffic specialists and the Graham Media Group Traffic Hub.
  • Supervision of all aspects of national, local, and digital sales personnel in achieving revenue budgets and accomplishing the goals and objectives of the station’s sales plan.
  • Development of short and long-range sales plans and goals, developing new business, digital, and yearly revenue budgets, and administration of them throughout the year.
  • Oversight of transactional business negotiations coordinating with local, national, and digital sales managers.
  • The successful candidate will be part of the station’s senior management team and will oversee the recruitment and retention of sales, creative sales, and research personnel.
  • Understanding of digital media and its prominent role in cross-platform selling, strong computer skills and a thorough knowledge of digital analytic, pricing, and negotiating.
  • Ability to set measurable goals, analyze sales market sales trends, work to motivate a team of seasoned sellers, and the ability to hold mangers and sales personnel accountable to department and station goals.
  • Other projects as assigned by the General Manager.
Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent sales experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in broadcast sales, 2 to 4 years as a sales manager preferred.
  • Experience with metered Nielsen ratings and a track record in an extremely competitive environment.
  • Knowledge of Wide Orbit, Wide Orbit Media Sales and Sales Force preferred.
  • Successful track record driving local revenue and selling creative solutions.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong and positive leadership skills.
  • Highly skilled leader, negotiator, and motivator.
  • Assertive, organized, and creative problem solver
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license (or be able to get one.)

Additional Information:
Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.

GMG/WJXT-WCWJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, GMG/WJXT-WCWJ will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

To apply for this job email your details to twalton@wjxt.com

Listing Expires: July 24, 2024