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.