KRIV Fox 26/ KTXH My 20 in Houston, TX are looking for an Account Executive. The AE is responsible for developing new business and selling digital products by maximizing opportunities and growing transactional accounts. This position requires someone who will identify opportunities and close new sales. The ideal candidate will prospect and aggressively pursue digital and new business advertisers. Provide strategic advice to help new television advertisers get the best ROI by working closely with them in a consultative role. The successful AE candidate must be able to identify qualified targets, use strong communication and presentation skills throughout the sales process and maintain a high closing ratio. We are looking for someone that can bring together all our resources [Top Rated Local News, FOX network, FOX sports, MyNetwork TV, Web/Digital Sponsorships and Promotions] in a creative manner to achieve a high level of results. Other responsibilities include but not limited to: strategically negotiating existing business along with obtaining incremental dollars from the existing market and building strong client relationships. Responsible for completing administrative tasks such as weekly forecasts, monthly reports, new business trackers, weekly meeting forms and the credit and collection of all accounts.
Four-year college degree preferred. The ideal candidate will be a sales professional with preferred television sales experience and have a proven track record of success in sales. Knowledge of media math, TV ratings and web metrics is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Wide Orbit Sales and Traffic knowledge preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft office programs preferred. We are looking for someone who is energetic, positive, creative and passionate to succeed in the highly competitive environment of media sales. Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking are critical to the position.
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