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KLAX-TV, the ABC affiliate in Alexandria, LA, under Cox Media Group, has an opening for an aggressive, knowledgeable, creative and goal-oriented Station Manager/Director of Sales.  This opportunity is ideal for someone with a successful broadcast sales management background who wants to put his/her skill set to work running a successful television operation with creativity and hard work.

Ideal candidates will be aggressive, knowledgeable, and goal-oriented individuals who are also capable of driving revenue, building winning teams, building a community-oriented and quality product, and are capable of handling multiple tasks.   Strong decision-making, organization, communications, and time management skills are a must.  Proven track record of leadership and successful experiences in a competitive television environment required.  Sales management experience required. 

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proven revenue generator.
  • Proven ability to identify and acquire talent.
  • Proven ability to structure sales staff to maximize strengths.
  • Ability to coach sales staff.
  • In depth knowledge of traffic systems to include OSi and Wide Orbit
  • Ability to effectively price and control inventory.
  • Analytical ability to utilize market analysis, ratings research, and other information to enhance sales efforts.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow broadcast policies, regulations and ethics.
  • Knowledge and ability to follow FCC rules and broadcast regulations.
  • Ability to forecast and budget as well as maintain budget throughout the year.
  • Ability to manage personnel across news, production and engineering as well as sales.
  • Ability to develop and successfully execute strategic plans.
  • Proven team leader with the ability to motivate, train, and deliver results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and other computer applications.
  • Reliable, self-motivated, positive, high energy individual.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred, but not required.  A minimum of 3 years sales management experience required with previous GSM/DOS experience preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and good driving record.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Revenue growth in both broadcast and digital.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of station personnel and able to hold personnel accountable to daily job requirements.
  • Identify and acquire quality personnel.
  • Train, coach, debrief and develop staff members.
  • Able to effectively strategize, build, and execute operation plans across all divisions.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining operational budgets.
  • Responsible for building and achieving monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals for sales staff.
  • Highly visible to current and potential advertisers and the community.
  • Responsible for maintaining a sales list.
  • Responsible for ensuring superior relations with staff, clients, and others in the community.
  • Responsible for following all regulations to protect the station licensing.

If you wish to work for a company that rewards excellence and you are a motivated, goal-oriented self-starter, please contact Becky Swan, Regional Vice President, at becky.swan@cmg.com.  No Phone Calls Please.

KLAX-TV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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