General Sales Manager

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Job ID:
2357
Position Type:
Full-Time/Regular
Job Category:
Sales
Location: Manchester, NH US
Station Name:
WMUR-TV

Job Description

WMUR-TV is looking for an experienced General Sales Manager with an exceptional record of success.  The ideal candidate must possess strong leadership, motivational and sales skills along with a proven track record of 5+ years GSM or LSM or equivalent experience.  You must have skills in budgeting, forecasting, managing inventory, recruiting talented sales people and generating revenue.

Job Responsibilities:                                     

  • Manage and guide an experienced sales team to achieve station goals on all platforms. 
  • Develop, implement, and communicate sales strategies and action plans.
  • Manage stations inventory and rates.
  • Meet with clients and advertisers to maintain high visibility in the community.
  • Create and manage non-traditional revenue and new business projects.
  • Interface with station's national rep firm to set goals and objectives.
  • Work with the promotion department to create sales opportunities
  • Work with General Manager and other department managers to accomplish station objectives.

Required Skills

  • Candidates must possess strong leadership, motivational and sales skills with a proven track record of success.
  • Must have the ability to price, forecast, and budget and ability to develop and execute a clear plan and vision.
  • Creative selling abilities a must! 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel

Education:                                        

  • College degree or equivalent work experience 

Required Experience

  • Five years broadcast sales management experience preferred
  • Must have a proven track record of success in transactional, new business, digital and multi-platforms sales
  • Experience with a large volume of political advertising is a plus
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