National Sales Assistant

Company: Nexstar Media Group
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Location: Kansas City
Full Time

WDAF-TV Fox4 in Kansas City is seeking a National Sales Assistant. The National Sales Assistant works within established Sales Department guidelines to maximize station revenue opportunities from an order entry, traffic and accounting perspective. The National Sales Assistant is also responsible for performing all clerical functions required by department personnel as needed.

• Work in collaboration with all facets of the sales department: national sales, local sales, digital sales, traffic and research
• Enter orders/revisions in WideOrbit.
• Confirm orders in the Strata (rep firm) system.
• File original Strata orders and revisions in a master file.
• Communicate with national rep firm regarding preempted commercials and provide make-good offers. This includes following up with all unresolved preempts.
• Provide commercial advertising times and rating point analyses to rep firm as needed.
• Work with corporate A/R department on invoices, discrepancy claims and collection issues.
• Notify rep firm of late runs due to programming overruns, late-breaking news, etc.
• Support National Sales Manager by working with Creative Services on commercial production projects.
• Communicates with our National Reps and buyers; confers with National Sales Manager and coworkers to answer inquiries and resolve account problems
• Responsible for entering Political orders and uploading Political orders/forms to the FCC file and keeping the file current
• Distribute reports to sales management when needed.
• Oversee paid programming by working directly with rep firm to make sure station has all paid time periods sold with program titles and CIA checks.
• Submit advertising copy instructions to the traffic department.
• Work with other sales support personnel when needed.
• Weekly rotation to fill in at station switchboard
• Support other station departments and initiatives when needed
• Perform or assist with additional projects and duties as assigned.

• Two or Four year college degree and prior work experience preferred

• Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Strong work ethic
• Ability to work under strict deadlines
• Personable with good verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to learn industry software such as Strata, Wide Orbit, Nielsen, ComScore.

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