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TEGNA, Inc.

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Political Competitive Specialist / Sales Assistant

TEGNA is looking for someone with a unique blend of administrative, computer and sales support experience. In this position, you will maintain highly organized and detailed tracking of Political Spending for all TEGNA clients, and act as a liaison between competitive tracking contacts at our agency clients. As the Sales Assistant you will be the primary support person for the Sales staff and the Sales Fulfilment team and will assist in aspects of the sales process, including good stewardship of client business.

*Please Note: Due to the political nature of this role, new hire should expect to work later hours sporadically leading up to the election.

Responsibilities:

  • Report all political activity for all Tegna stations, both local and national
  • Must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, able to act with a sense of urgency and adhere to set deadlines
  • Detail oriented and ability to handle multiple tasks at once and manage time well
  • Responsibilities include order entry, maintenance of client schedules, regular tracking of client audience delivery, developing presentations, and providing a high level of customer service
  • Resolving discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Provide overall support to the sales organization
  • Ensure all orders follow standardized TEGNA coding for accurate corporate reporting
  • Work closely with TEGNA Sales Management to assure accuracy, continuity and meeting sales deadlines
  • Actively working in TEGNA selling platforms (WideOrbit Traffic, WideOrbit Media Sales, WideOrbit Connect, etc.)

Requirements:

  • College degree in marketing, communications, or a related field preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of account engagement in a professional, fast paced sales environment
  • Previous experience using WideOrbit is preferred
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects effectively under deadline pressure
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills are a must
  • Ability to effectively solve problems with sense of urgency
  • Creative and able to adapt quickly to change
  • Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organization and time management
  • Proficient with computer software/applications, including Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word and Excel

JOB EXPERIENCE

Political Competitive Specialist / Sales Assistant

TEGNA is looking for someone with a unique blend of administrative, computer and sales support experience. In this position, you will maintain highly organized and detailed tracking of Political Spending for all TEGNA clients, and act as a liaison between competitive tracking contacts at our agency clients. As the Sales Assistant you will be the primary support person for the Sales staff and the Sales Fulfilment team and will assist in aspects of the sales process, including good stewardship of client business.

*Please Note: Due to the political nature of this role, new hire should expect to work later hours sporadically leading up to the election.

Responsibilities:

  • Report all political activity for all Tegna stations, both local and national
  • Must enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, able to act with a sense of urgency and adhere to set deadlines
  • Detail oriented and ability to handle multiple tasks at once and manage time well
  • Responsibilities include order entry, maintenance of client schedules, regular tracking of client audience delivery, developing presentations, and providing a high level of customer service
  • Resolving discrepancies in a timely manner
  • Provide overall support to the sales organization
  • Ensure all orders follow standardized TEGNA coding for accurate corporate reporting
  • Work closely with TEGNA Sales Management to assure accuracy, continuity and meeting sales deadlines
  • Actively working in TEGNA selling platforms (WideOrbit Traffic, WideOrbit Media Sales, WideOrbit Connect, etc.)

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements:

  • College degree in marketing, communications, or a related field preferred
  • Minimum 1 year of account engagement in a professional, fast paced sales environment
  • Previous experience using WideOrbit is preferred
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and projects effectively under deadline pressure
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and strong organizational skills are a must
  • Ability to effectively solve problems with sense of urgency
  • Creative and able to adapt quickly to change
  • Position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organization and time management
  • Proficient with computer software/applications, including Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word and Excel


ADDITIONAL INFO

Benefits:
TEGNA offers comprehensive benefits designed to safeguard the physical, mental and financial health of our employees and their families. TEGNA offers two medical plan options for full and part-time employees through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, as well as access to dental and eye care coverage; fertility, surrogacy and adoption assistance; disability and life insurance.

Our 401(k) program offers full, part-time and temporary employees the opportunity to contribute 1% – 80% of their pay on a pre-tax basis to TEGNA’s 401(k). Contributions made up to the first 4% of pay are eligible for a 100% match from the company and are 100% vested from day one.

Regardless of participation in TEGNA medical plans, ALL employees receive nine free virtual doctor’s appointments with a physician through Teladoc, and 12 annual therapy sessions with a licensed clinician for themselves and each of their family members through Spring Health.

TEGNA’s Paid Time Off (PTO) program begins with 15 days of PTO for full-time employees, and nine paid holidays.

*Union employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreement for details specific to their benefits.

About TEGNA
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit http://www.TEGNA.com.

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, hiring and developing individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to add to our collaborative culture. We value and consider applications from all qualified candidates without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, disability, medical condition, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. TEGNA will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with applicable law. If you are in need of an accommodation in order to submit your application, please email [email protected]

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