Local Sales Executive

Position Overview

The Mississippi River Radio Account Executive will identify and solicit new business; service and grow existing accounts. Account Executives are responsible for developing persuasive proposals in response to client needs and/or opportunities. They are responsible for ensuring client satisfaction through cooperative communication. They will also negotiate rates consistent with Mississippi River Radio operating goals and budgets and ensure prompt payment. They will utilize all available resources to create effective marketing campaigns. This is a commission based outside sales position.

Required Skills

  • Entrepreneurial & motivated self-starter.
  • Knowledge of sales principles and practices.
  • Flexible and creative, with an ability to handle stress, deadlines, and financial pressures.
  • Ability to grow the business & find new revenue opportunities, and create productive, long-term customer relationships.
  • Professional appearance and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, assertive, performs well in a competitive sales environment.
  • Prior demonstrated prospecting experience through cold calling, networking and research.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and multi task in a fast paced environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license

Required Experience

  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to communicate product value.
  • Ability to design, present, and successfully execute targeted marketing campaigns.
  • Generate revenue and meet/exceed established sales targets.
  • Prospective candidate should have the ability to exercise judgment and operate independently.
  • Translate market & station business strategies into specific actions that generate sales & revenue.
  • Monitor competitive media to continually prospect for new account leads.
  • Candidate will also need to be able to read, draft and comprehend complex and persuasive business correspondence.
  • Provide regular reports to Sales Manager regarding prospective sales order, new prospect lists, forecasts, and competition analysis.
  • Service client accounts including preparing sales orders and production requests, resolve billing discrepancies, assist in account collections.
  • Follow station/company practices/policies for processing, invoicing, calculation of sales.
  • Establish, maintain, and deepen relationships with existing client base & agencies.

We offer competitive compensation, two weeks vacation the first year, health and dental benefits, short term disability, and 401(k). Sound interesting?

For consideration, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to: ronnie@riverradio.net.

Mississippi River Radio LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace