Account Executive

Position Title:  Account Executive

Reports to WSLS Local Sales Manager

General Position Description:  WSLS-TV, the Graham Media/NBC affiliate in Roanoke/Lynchburg, VA is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and results oriented Account Executive to join our team and sell WSLS-TV, Me TV Roanoke, WSLS.com and our advanced digital solutions.

Responsibilities:  Maintain and grow a core account list.  Candidate must be a self-starter and a team-player.  Primary focus is on developing and growing a new client base.  Exceptional customer service is required.

Qualifications:

  •  Bachelor’s degree preferred  
  •  Broadcast sales experience is preferred, but not required
  •  Proven track record in direct sales
  •  Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with Wide Orbit traffic and media sales, Matrix/Sales Force preferred, but not required

We offer a competitive compensation/bonus plan, as well as a strong benefits package including medical, dental, vision and 401k.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, investigative background check, employment/education verifications and reference checks.

To apply, please send resume via email to amower@wsls.com     (Include "Account Executive Job Posting" in the subject line)

No phone calls, please

 

WSLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination

 

Graphic Design Coordinator

Position Title:  Graphic Design Coordinator – WSLS 10 Digital Media

Reports to:  Creative Services Director

General Position Description: If you have a stellar reel, are versatile in style and design, and create cutting edge graphics, we want to hear from you!  Work in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and with an award winning creative team.   WSLS 10 is the NBC affiliate in Southwest Virginia and a Graham Media Group station with strong community ties.  We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Graphics Designer.  The position will serve as a key member of the creative services team, focusing on creating compelling elements for promotion, news and sales.  This position will also help manage the overall branding presentation, on-air and online.

Responsibilities: 

  • Conceptualize and create compelling still and animations for sales, promotions, news, print, digital and station events.
  • Help CS team conceptualize and enhance station promotion
  • Collaborate with news management and producers to create graphics that will enhance storytelling
  • Work with Creative Services Director and Production Supervisor for creation of map and ticker templates
  • Create day to day news graphics and maintain an advanced graphic look
  • Implement and communicate new elements from the design hub
  • Maintains close contact with the design hub and serves a station liaison
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications:

  • College degree in graphic design, kinetic imaging, marketing or communications preferred.
  • Prior graphic design experience in broadcast strongly preferred
  • Advanced proficiency in Adobe products and 3D creation software (3D Max, Cinema 4D or similar program) a plus.
  • Must have strong design skills and the ability to generate a project from concept to completion
  • Knowledgeable on Miranda/Vertigo playout a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to successful candidate.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screening. 

To apply, please send resume and a link with examples of work via email to Heath Oldham jheatholdham@wsls.com

WSLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. 

 

Digital Account Executive

WSLS 10 is currently seeking a motivated Digital Account Executive to help lead our multiplatform sales to include digital, mobile, search, SEO, video, social, app, content marketing and all other platforms that content is distributed.

There is no limit on earning potential with the growth and opportunity the Roanoke-Lynchburg market offers.  We are looking for someone who has a passion to use digital media to drive ROI and success for their local business clients.

REASONS TO JOIN WSLS 10:

Growth, experience and training.  At WSLS 10, we'll work with you to help you reach your full potential through ongoing career development programs.  We'll help you leverage your existing skills and coach you to position yourself as a true marketing professional.  We are also committed to ongoing training throughout your career.

You can "be your own boss" by deciding how your day is going to go - you have full control over which clients you visit and are empowered to suggest marketing strategies to help them meet their business objectives.  The media business is fast-paced and exciting and your friends and family will think you are in "show business!"

Our employees are our most important resource.  We encourage entrepreneurship and initiative, and recognize and reward achievement.  We offer a generous benefits package that includes 401k and healthcare.

Are you ready to join the team?  We encourage you to submit your resume for consideration by email to wnorris@wsls.com.

Tech Skills: Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint and Excel.  Experience with Wide Orbit and Matrix Account Management System helpful.

Job Skills:  The digital account executive will meet or exceed sales objectives by promoting and selling products through professional sales techniques and long-term customer relationships.  Specifically she/he will be responsible for:

  • Meeting/exceeding set sales goals; Proven success prospecting, cold calling, building a pipeline, moving opportunities through the sales cycle, proposing, negotiating, presenting and discussing solutions with key decision-makers to close the sale.
  • Champion new digital technologies and understand how to package ideas for presentation
  • Ability to create and deliver creative, high-impact sales presentations
  • Excellent communication, organization and prospecting skills
  • Being well informed about current industry trends and being able to talk intelligently about the industry
  • Maintaining accounts receivables in compliance with objectives
  • Preparing written presentations, reports and forecasts

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran; Pre-Employment Drug and Background Screen required.

Minimum Education:
Bachelors Level Degree

Minimum Experience:

  • Bachelors degree and equivalent sales experience preferred
  • Successful achievement of sales goals and the consultative sales process
  • Ability to manage a pipeline of 50+ accounts at any given time
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team enviroment
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Assertive, organized and creative problem solver
  • Professional appearance

 

WSLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.

 

Producer

WSLS 10, Roanoke, Virginia's NBC affiliate is looking for a creative, quick-thinking Producer to assist in taking our news product to #1.  Candidate must possess strong leadership skills, excellent writing skills, and the ability to create strong, compelling, fast-paced newscasts.  Candidate must demonstrate the ability to creatively combine eye-catching video, viewer-driven graphics and meaningful stories that will engage the viewer and keep them coming back.  Qualified applicants can apply by email to rmoll@wsls.com.

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran; Pre-Employment Drug and Background Screen required.

Tech Skills:
Operating System, IRD, Scanner, Router, IFB System, Video on Demand

Job Skills:
Ability to use a computer; Ability to work as part of a team;  Demonstrated creative writing skills; Ability to communicate verbally in English;  Ability to communicate in writing in English; After Hire - Knowledge of organizational policies; Ability to use the AP ENPS Grass Valley system; Knowledge of control room equipment; Knowledge of the writing style of the organization;  Good news judgement

WSLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition to complying with the requirements of federal law, WSLS will comply with applicable state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.