CBS Corporation Account Executive in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Account Executive

REF#: 25040

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

  • Sell television time, online and new media for WCCO-TV and WCCO.com. Generate revenue with new accounts by prospecting local businesses in the Minneapolis/St. Paul DMA.

  • Directly responsible for the sale of television commercial time and online advertising on WCCO.com within the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area.

  • Develop opportunities for new business and new media outlets including WCCO mobile.

  • Achieve weekly /monthly/quarterly sales goals.

  • Create, develop and maintain strong working relationships with direct clients throughout Minneapolis/St. Paul market.

  • Effectively research and cultivate new business clientele.

  • Develop sales tools to effectively present and position the television station during the sales process.

  • Handle all paperwork in a timely manner.

  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Persuasiveness, sales ability, results-oriented, ability to demonstrate leadership and team values.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, computer proficiency required

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Previous television sales experience is a plus.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled