JOB POSTING – Posted 8/22/2016

TITLE: Television Account Executive

HOURS: Full Time

REPORTS TO: Local Sales Manager

KAPP-TV and KVEW-TV are seeking smart, focused, digitally savvy candidates who are excellent communicators and want to share in our passion to help local companies grow their business with effective advertising ideas and strategies across Broadcast, Digital and Social Media platforms.

If this sounds like you, we are currently accepting qualified candidates for an Account Executive position at our Yakima and Kennewick, WA headquarters to join our sales team. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and have a persuasive/teaching mindset, strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with daily deadlines.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION:

Prepare and execute successful sales plans that meet and exceed monthly, quarterly and annual budgets for both on-air and digital platforms.

Develop new advertising clients through a relentless drive to generate new business.

Face to face meetings with prospective clients.

Involvement in the local business community, developing relationships with business owners and decision makers.

Creating advertising campaigns for your clients that are focused on their marketing needs and growing their business.

Developing strong relationships with clients to ensure success and repeat business.

Closing business and executing the client campaign as agreed upon.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Proven ability to ask for the business and the courage to ask again.

Outside sales experience and a track record of successfully prospecting and developing new business.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent computer skills. Power Point a must.

Internet, social media and digital marketing savvy.

Strong curiosity to learn about your clients’ businesses.

Ability to see a problem as an opportunity for a creative solution.

Reliable vehicle for outside sales calls.

The ability to access emails, texts and apps (i.e. use of your smart phone).

Valid driver’s license, insurance and acceptable driving record.

We are offering a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan and incentives.

KAPP TV is an ABC Affiliate that serves Yakima and the surrounding area. KVEW TV is an ABC Affiliate that serves Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and the surrounding area. We are committed to serving our viewers and the business community.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

All applicants must submit an application with resume and cover letter. Applications can be downloaded from the website (http://www.yaktrinews.com/station/employment). Please email application, resume and cover letter to hr@kapptv.com or mail to:

Human Resources

PO Box 1749

Yakima, WA 98907

*PLEASE SPECIFY “KAPP Account Executive” or ‘KVEW Account Executive” POSITION AND REFERRAL SOURCE IN YOUR COVER LETTER

*NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE

KAPP/KVEW TV IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER