Nexstar Media Group

  • National Sales Assistant

    Requisition ID
    2018-3322
    Category
    Sales
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Peoria
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 171 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    EEO Statement:

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    Position Summary

    WMBD-TV (CBS Affiliate)/WYZZ-TV (FOX Affiliate through an outsourcing agreement with Cunningham Broadcasting, Inc) is currently hiring a National Sales Assistant for their Peoria, IL station.  The National Sales Assistant will work closely with the National Sales Manager and National Sales Rep Firm, Katz, to maintain advertiser schedules, ensuring that all spots ordered match billed invoices.  Responsibilities include, but not limited to: inputting all national orders, revisions, make goods and credits, formulating make good offers, sending late run notifications, research and resolve discrepancies, send pre/post logs when requested, filing of all paperwork, writing up credit memos.

     

    During years with heavy political advertising, the NSA is responsible for uploading political contracts to the public file and tracking the billing/payments.  The National Sales Assistant works within established Sales Department guidelines to maximize station revenue opportunities from an order entry, traffic and accounting perspective.  The National Sales Assistant is also responsible for performing all clerical functions required by department personnel as needed.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

     

    • Performs all clerical functions for the Sales Department
    • Maintains awareness of the most current traffic policies, practices and procedures
    • Enters order, traffic and accounting data using computers, ledgers, orders and other resources
    • Corresponds with customers and confers with coworkers to answer inquiries and resolve account problems
    • Prepares forms and reports
    • Monitors inventory
    • Maintains files and other business records
    • Performs other duties as assigned

     

    Requirements & Skills:

     

    • High School diploma
    • Attention to detail and follow through a must
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written as you will be communicating with offices in other markets regularly
    • Professional communication skills demonstrating diplomacy as well as firmness when necessary
    • Fluency in English
    • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
    • Minimum one year’s experience in clerical support or administrative assistance, preferably in the sales or media fields
    • Proficiency with computers, telephones, copiers, scanners, fax machines and other office equipment

     

    Physical Demands & Work Environment:

    The National Sales Assistant must be able to sit, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.

     

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