CBS Corporation National Sales Assistant - B96/Newsradio 780 in Chicago, Illinois

National Sales Assistant - B96/Newsradio 780

REF#: 26591


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




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, and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information, please visit


WBBM-FM B96 & WBBM-AM Newsradio 780 Chicago are looking for a professional, detail oriented individual who can multi-task and has exceptional organizational and computer skills to support the National Sales Manager. Ideal candidate is energetic, efficient and capable of multi-tasking for a variety of personalities in the lively fast paced environment of radio sales.


Responsibilities include:

  • Create sales presentations by compiling data; developing presentation formats and materials; creating and/or maintaining one-sheets and media kits.

  • Daily Sales Order entry into traffic system

  • Assist NSMs with preparing and sending proposals

  • Maintain account lists, client database and sales contract book

  • Update managers by consolidating, analyzing and forwarding daily action summaries

  • Obtain local invoices for clients/agencies as needed; interacting closely with Traffic Department to ensure smooth execution of sales orders and track down missing copy and instructions

  • Resolve order and inventory problems by investigating data and history; identifying alternate means for filling orders; notifying managers and customers

  • Perform general administrative duties including filing, faxing and copying; provide back up to Traffic and provide phone coverage for station as needed.

  • Use the following programs in a Windows environment: Microsoft Word 2000, Power Point, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and File Maker Pro.

  • Works as a team with other departments, individuals.

  • Attend sales meetings, training sessions and client remotes as needed.

Preferred Skills/Experience


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 and be a multitasking problem solver. 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, graphic design and internet research

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

  • College degree preferred, marketing or communications a plus


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