CBS Corporation Local Sales Assistant in Chicago, Illinois

Local Sales Assistant

REF#: 26994

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Radio

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

ABOUT US:

CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets - including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio - as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit www.cbsradio.com.

DESCRIPTION:

To assist the sales staff and sales managers with their sales-related duties, as well as help with the general upkeep of the Sales Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Create/type/layout sales presentations in Word and/or PowerPoint

  • Type and send business correspondences including memos, faxes and e-mails

  • Filing contracts, pitches, and other historical sales data

  • Write up orders, discrepancies, promotion requests, POs, and merchandising requests

  • Assist promotions with creation and distribution of POP and promotional materials

  • Develop recaps with the account executives for integrated campaigns

  • Assist in the execution of large integrated campaigns

  • Communicate with clients when requested to by AE or Sales Manager

  • Maintain a clean and orderly Sales Department

  • Develop schedules and positioning research when requested by AE or Sales Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

The right candidate will be a team player who takes initiative with excellent written and verbal communication skills. All employees are expected to bring a positive attitude to the work place and be cheerful, cooperative and productive and to perform other such duties as may be required for the efficient operations of the stations. To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. In addition, the right candidate:

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) with the following skills: data entry, reporting, photoshop, graphic design and internet research

  • Must be a professional and a proven team player with customer focus

  • Previous radio sales experience preferred

  • College degree preferred, marketing or communications a plus

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled