Account Executive

WVLT-TV has an immediate opening for a full-time Account Executive, responsible for selling our three television stations, as well as a full suite of digital product offerings. The ever-changing and expanding offerings in the digital space make this position most suitable for someone with a passion for new technologies, a natural curiosity, and ability to adapt and embrace new and emerging technology.

At the door step of the Smoky Mountains and on the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville is home the competitive 61st largest television market in the country. In addition to being home to the University of Tennessee’s flagship campus, Knoxville sports a walkable downtown, sophisticated mix of culture and cuisine, a diverse and robust employment sector, advanced medical care, and amenities found in big cities yet in a city that retains a small town feel.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Build, present, sell, and execute cross-platform advertising campaigns
• Create client re-caps, demonstrating delivery and effectiveness of advertising campaigns
• Maintain and sell existing TV and digital accounts
• Prospect and sell new business, using television and digital products
• Work collaboratively with other departments and within a sales team on station projects

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of outside sales experience. A 4-year college degree or equivalent professional experience is preferred. This candidate will be customer-service oriented, self-motivated, and possess strong local contacts, excellent computer knowledge, outstanding written and verbal presentation skills, as well as an intense desire to succeed in a commission-based sales environment.

Must have a good driving record.

Persons interested in submitting an application for the position identified above should apply online at www.gray.tv/applynow

WVLT-TV –AE
6450 Papermill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

Gray Television Group, Inc. is a drug-free company requiring pre-employment drug and background testing. WVLT/Gray Television participates in E-Verify. EOE.

Job descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of management.