JOB OPENING — General Sales Manager

Description:

Job Summary:

KMVT is the top ranked station located in Twin Falls, Idaho with affiliations with CBS, FOX and CW. We are looking for someone to lead our motivated, experienced sales team through the evolving landscape of broadcast, digital and OTT. Our next GSM must be an excellent communicator, a creative thinker and have a willingness to learn. This GSM will also need to be a strong Leader and have the ability to create vision and goals for our local sales team.

General Responsibilities:

•Organize and direct local sales department.
•Negotiate ratings, rates and budgets.
•Manage the sale of advertising time to clients/agencies, involving local travel and national travel. Meet with clients and advertisers to maintain high visibility in the community.
•Manage non-traditional revenue and new business projects and maximizing all station platforms including but not limited to broadcast, digital and mobile.
•Assist GM in building linear and digital budgets for the local media business unit.
•Creative and effective in training, development and motivation of local sales team.
•Manage the local sales team. Hire, develop and promote individuals with skills that complement or exceed existing talents to achieve goals and advance the sales organization. Foster a culture of ownership and excellence.
•Implement new business plans, sales projects, and strategic plans for sales.
•Oversee accounts receivable and credit policies.
•Understand and interface with traffic system and personnel to efficiently manage air time inventory. Approve all local sales orders.
•Establish local market value and position of the station; increase overall market share
◦Know the strengths and weaknesses of competing stations and mediums.
◦Maintain integrity in all business dealings.
•Work with GM to accomplish the sales objectives of this station.
•Perform other duties as needed and directed by GM.

Requirements:

•Advanced oral and written communication skills
•Effective in a variety of formal presentation settings both inside and outside the organization
•Proven and effective leadership skills; fosters open dialogue, empowers others, addresses conflict quickly and directly
•Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office
Bachelors or experience equivalent preferred
•Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings.

About Gray Television:

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 85 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

About KMVT:

KMVT is the dominant news source for the Magic Valley. KMVT is located in Twin Falls, Idaho, a community along the Snake River, known for its amazing canyon, and Shoshone Falls. Twin Falls is a rapidly growing community, in the midst of amazing agriculture and recreation.

Learn more about KMVT at, http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/?article=402306135&disable=ads.

Additional Info:

Gray Television provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Gray Television complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Gray Television expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Gray’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.