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Political Account Executive

Media Convergence Group, Inc.
Washington, DC 20004
  • Job Code
    JR021971

The Account Executive Political Sales position is responsible for selling commercial air time and digital solutions in the Over The Top and Connected TV Marketplace to candidate and advocacy accounts.

What Youll Do

  • Sell commercial air time and digital solutions with a special focus on the OTT/CTV marketplace to direct accounts and advertising agencies specializing in, but not limited to, political and advocacy advertising
  • Develop new business by prospecting accounts originating in the Washington DC sales territory and placing on Newsy OTT/CTV properties around the country
  • Execute FCC rules and regulations surrounding political broadcast advertising
  • Negotiate advertising rates with new and existing accounts to maximize share of revenue
  • Prepare and present marketing proposals utilizing qualitative and quantitative research
  • Perform client services, including but not limited to avail presentations, account management reconciliation, credit and collections, package preparations
  • Perform other duties as needed or as directed by sales management

What Youll Need to Know

  • Demonstrated excellent communication and organizational skills in a fast-paced sales environment
  • Capitalize on the presence of existing business relationships with key agencies and marketers in the Washington DC market
  • Ability to quickly develop trusted relationships with clients and deliver world-class customer service
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word, Power Point, and Access
  • Experience working with Wide Orbit is a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail

Education & Experience/Certifications

  • BS/BA in related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2 - 4 years of successful sales experience in media sales in the Washington DC, Political Advertising Marketplace

About Newsy

Newsy is an over-the-top news network that provides "news with the why," built to inform and engage by delivering today's top stories across platforms. Its content is available in on-demand and linear formats on over-the-top (OTT) services including Hulu, Apple TV, Sling TV, Watchable from Comcast, Pluto TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google Chromecast; connected television including Xumo; on mobile for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire; and at newsy.com.

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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Posted: 2019-11-01 Expires: 2019-11-30
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