Business Manager

Position Title:  Business Manager - WSLS-TV

Reports to:  General Manager

General Position Description:  WSLS-TV is a NBC affiliate and a Graham Media Group station with strong community ties.  WSLS-TV keeps you completely informed and up to date with news, weather, sports, lifestyles and entertainment.  We have an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Business Manager position. The Business Manager serves as a key member of our leadership team helping the station operate efficiently and effectively, monitoring key business metrics and identifying and communicating risks and opportunities to deliver a quality product in a highly ethical environment.

Responsibilities:  Manage and analyze all financial reporting requirements, responsible for all revenue recognition and reporting.  Manage and supervise Accounts Payable, Fixed Asset reporting, Payroll and Credit functions.  Oversee local Human Resources activities/initiatives.  Prepare, administer and monitor annual Operating and Capital budgets, forecasts, and monthly/quarterly/annual reports.  Make prudent decisions with significant financial impact - often under deadline pressure.  Assist with the negotiation and administration of personnel issues.  Keep VP/General Manager informed of all business and personnel issues, and serve as a liaison with the corporate financial staff and corporate human resources staff.  Assure compliance with company policies, state and federal laws and regulations.

Qualifications:

·       College degree in Business Administration and/or Finance preferred, CPA or MBA a plus.

·       Prior Human Resources experience preferred.

·       Broadcasting experience is a plus, although not required.

·       Demonstrated success in business/accounting management and expertise in accounting, and budget.

·       Strong interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment, exceptional work ethic, excellent analytical required.

·       Advance proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications; experience with Great Plains and Wide Orbit a plus.

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

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 or mail to:

Garry Kelly, General Manager

WSLS-TV

401 3rd Street

Roanoke, VA24011

gkelly@wsls.com

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

Digital Sales Manager

Want to live and work where it's fun, yet competitive?  Like to spend your weekends hiking a mountain or canoeing a river?  WSLS-TV and WSLS.com, in Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA is seeking an integrated media solutions leader to join our NBC team.  Candidate must have the ability to excel in a collaborative environment with a driven team of managers working toward a common goal.  If you are a proven sales leader ready for your next step, prepare your best pitch and submit your resume showcasing your skills and qualifications.  Requires:

  • Expert knowledge of all facets of TV and Digital Sales Marketing
  • Two or more years of experience in media sales management, digital and integrated marketing, preferred
  • An understanding of strategic account management, ratings, and digital execution
  • Excellent sales skills including the ability to create and build relationships
  • Must be familiar with prevailing digital technologies such as Mobile, Google Analytics, HTML, streaming media, ad tagging, Flash, SEM, SMS and BT
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and be able to create polished sales presentations
  • Wide Orbit, Nielsen and Matrix/Sales Force experience a plus
  • Excellent presentation skills are required as are strong written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a team player and key strategist

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

Job Skills: 

  • Responsible for exceeding performance expectations including market share for Digital Media
  • Coordinate and monitor Digital and Business Development sales efforts in conjunction with the Local, National and General Sales Managers to achieve budget goals
  • Lead local sales team prospecting, selling and closing convergent marketing campaigns to local business and advertising agencies
  • Motivate, coach, develop and train a high performing team of Local Account Executives
  • Take an active and leading role in new business development
  • Collaborate with news and promotions to sell all assets and to create new revenue streams
  • Develop and implement revenue generating opportunities for both local and national sales teams
  • Hold Local Account Executives accountable to activity and expectations

Minimum Education:
Bachelors Level Degree from a 4 year accredited university preferred

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 online at www.wsls.com, by email to rmoll@wsls.com or by mailing a resume and application to WSLS-TV, 401 Third St SW, Roanoke, VA 24011 ATTN: News Director.

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

 

Reporter

WSLS 10, Roanoke, Virginia's NBC affiliate is looking for a dynamic MMJ/Reporter who can deliver compelling news stories.   Must possess excellent fact gathering skills and be able to "tell the story" through good on-air presence and journalistic excellence.  Must be well versed in FOIA laws, and data gathering.  Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1 year experience required.  Applicants can apply online at www.wsls.com, by email to rmoll@wsls.com or by mailing a resume and application to WSLS-TV, 401 Third St SW, Roanoke, VA 24011 ATTN: News Director.

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

Tech Skills:
Software - Microsoft Office all applications, AP ENPS system, Non Linear editing

Job Skills:
Ability to use a personal computer; On-air presentation skills; Ability to complete all aspects of a news story from the gathering of information to the on-air presentation; Ability to work with minimal supervision; Ability to work as part of a team; Strong organizational skills; Ability to communicate verbally in English; Ability to communicate in writing in English