Sales Manager

Job Number: R50025685

Brand: Fox TV Stations

Job Type: Management, Sales, Strategy & Business Development

Location Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Experienced Hires

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Posting Date: June 3, 2024

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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations owns and operates 29 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in 14 of the top 15 largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). Of these stations, 18 are affiliated with the FOX Network. In addition to distributing sports, entertainment and syndicated content, our television stations collectively produce approximately 1,200 hours of local news every week. These stations leverage viewer, distributor and advertiser demand for the FOX Network’s national content.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the VP/General Sales Manager, the Sales Manager directs and leads both a team of local Account Executives and National sales team’s efforts for the Seattle O&O properties.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Works with GSM and other members of sales management team to develop and implement strategy for the Sales department that will achieve budgeted goals with regards to Linear, Digital, OTT, new business, and sports/special opportunities.

  • Hire, retain, develop, and mentor sales staff to effectively sell all products in our liner, digital, and OTT portfolio.

  • Provide market insight and strategy to help coordinate sales strategies through pricing and inventory management.

  • Grow existing and develop new revenue streams through leading the sales of local news, sports, special events, new business development, and digital sales opportunities.

  • Assigns accounts and advertising agencies to local sales staff and establishes individual sales quotas.

  • Build and maintain strong client relationships.

  • Meets with existing advertisers and solicits new advertisers for broadcast and digital through direct calls on accounts and agencies.

  • Hold weekly update meetings with Account Executives to monitor sales goals and review performance.

  • Keeps VP, General Sales Manager fully informed of all account activity through weekly and monthly pending and forecasts reports.

  • Responsible for performance management of Account Executives and administrative employee(s) within the Sales department.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Highly proficient in the linear, digital, and OTT media landscapes.

  • Ability to work under daily deadline pressure with attention to detail.

  • Ability to be self-motivated and work as part of a team.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Strong understanding of local marketplace and an ability to make pricing decisions that align with station goals for revenue and market share.

  • Exceptional leadership and management skills with the ability to effectively supervise and motivate a team.

  • Skilled communicator. Ability to establish and maintain customer relationships and possess professional presentation skills with the ability to close a sale.

  • Full knowledge and understanding of ratings analysis, effective inventory pricing, commercial traffic scheduling and research products such as Scarborough, Kantar, Media Monitors, ComScore, Nielsen, etc.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications as well as Wide Orbit, Nielsen, and ComScore.

  • Technical skills- proficient in Microsoft Office Products, Strata, and Wide Orbit Traffic/sales.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year university or college in a related field preferred.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in media/advertising sales with Local and/or National television sales experience

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

At FOX, we foster a culture and environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive. We are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent across our company. We live in a diverse world, with different ideas and different perspectives that come together to spark new ideas and make great things happen. That means reflecting the diversity of the world around us is critical to our company’s success. We ensure that our viewers, communities and employees feel heard, represented, and celebrated both on screen and off.

Click here to learn more about the diverse communities of people behind our brands. 

Pursuant to state and local pay disclosure requirements, the pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on education, skills, experience, and location is: $200,000.00-225,000.00 annually for Washington. This role is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, various benefits, including medical/dental/vision, insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid time off, and other benefits in accordance with applicable plan documents. Benefits for Union represented employees will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

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