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The audio revolution is here – and iHeart is leading it! From broadcast radio to digital streaming radio to podcasting, audio continues to grow – and iHeart, which reaches 90% of Americans every month, is the #1 audio company in America across every one of those platforms. We’re the home of many of the country’s most popular and trusted on-air personalities and podcast influencers; we build important connections with hundreds of communities across America; we create and produce some of the most popular and well-known branded live music events in America; and we have the only complete audio ad technology stack in the industry for all forms of audio, from on demand to broadcast radio, digital streaming radio and podcasting. Only one company in America has the #1 position in everything audio: iHeartMedia.
If you’re excited about this role but don’t feel your experience aligns perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. At iHeartMedia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace and are looking for teammates passionate about what we do!
What We Need:
Only one company has the #1 position in everything Audio reaching 9 out of 10 Americans every month –– iHeartMedia.
You know iHeart for our massive events and local personalities — but do you know what matters most? We love working with each other; it’s not just what we do. It’s what we do together.
As a Sports Account Executive in Washington, you will be supported with the most innovative and inclusive broadcast and digital marketing tools at your fingertips to leverage across our 160 markets and multiple platforms. You will focus on selling 1190 iHeart Sports DC and the Washington Commanders Radio Network throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
What You'll Do:
- Immerse yourself in learning iHeartMedia’s Broadcast + Digital Marketing Products (we are constantly innovating and growing!)
- Identify and develop new business opportunities while maintaining a pipeline of sales prospects in Salesforce
- Foster and nurture existing relationships with the existing client base.
- Identify new opportunities and develop persuasive proposals to meet each client/agency evolving needs.
- Collaborate with internal partners to drive revenue and meet/exceed established sales targets
- Creates effective sports marketing campaigns in line with the iHeartMedia brand and resources.
- Deliver compelling sales presentations with confidence.
- Maintain productive client communication to ensure client satisfaction.
- Monitor competition to continually prospect new account leads.
- Negotiate rates and ensures prompt payments.
- Follow all station procedures for preparing orders, resolving billing issues, submitting regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts, and competitive analysis.
- Master sports business development and generate new revenue for 1190 iHeart Sports DC and the Washington Commanders Radio Network
What You'll Need:
- High School Diploma required; College Degree preferred
- Microsoft Office suite and social networking platforms skills are preferred
- Drive your own vehicle with a valid driver’s license and state-mandated auto insurance
- A desire to learn and grow!
- Independent; self-motivated; competitive; assertive personality
- Strong problem-solving, analytical, and time management skills
- Persuasive communication skills: verbal, written, and presentation
- Strong client service relationship-building skills
- Ability to plan and organize, set priorities, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
- Stress tolerance, especially with tight deadlines and financial pressures
- Digital/Media Sales Experience is a plus
- Sports Sales (or equivalent) Experience is preferred, but not required
What You'll Bring:
Respect for others and a strong belief that others should do this in return
Confidence to prospect and quickly build rapport with customers
Knowledge of the media industry and related sales processes
Desire to broaden sales capabilities and knowledge base
Accountability for your own work and a desire to provide guidance to new team members
Ability to build a territory plan or account approach
Objective judgement and prior experience to solve business problems
Strong written and verbal communication, comfortable applying active listening and influencing skills to drive sales
Understanding of impact of your own efforts to meet sales quotas
Rockville, MD: 1801 Rockville Pike, 5th Floor, 20852
iHeartMedia’s benefits offering is flexible and offers a variety of choices to meet the diverse needs of our changing workforce, including the following:
Employer sponsored medical, dental and vision with a variety of coverage options
Company provided and supplemental life insurance
Paid vacation and sick time
Paid company holidays, including a floating holiday that enable our employees to celebrate the holiday of their choosing
A Spirit day to encourage and allow our employees to more easily volunteer in their community
A 401K plan
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost – services include telephonic counseling sessions, consultation on legal and financial matters, emotional well-being, family and caregiving
?A range of additional voluntary programs, such as spending accounts, student loan refinancing, accident insurance and more!
The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
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