Account Executive

WGBH Educational Foundation - Springfield, MA2.8

Full-timeEstimated: $61,000 - $87,000 a year
This position is responsible for the generation of program underwriting, web advertisements, pledge and event sponsors. This position is responsible for cultivating new accounts and continued growth of renewed business.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with General Manager servicing existing clients and cultivating new businesses through in-person presentations, telemarketing and target mailings
  • Service assigned clients by negotiating contract terms and organizing all elements of account relationships associated with timely billing, account reporting and Pro-Track affidavits
  • Facilitate spots by working in collaboration with the On-Air Promotion Director and completing necessary paperwork. Review and approve pre-produced credits
  • Present and enforce consistent WGBY/PBS standards for underwriting credits
  • Coordinate advertising sales for the WGBY web site and coordinate production of ads with the WGBY Marketing Director and clients
  • Meet with the Director of Development and Director of Events to coordinate underwriting/sponsors for On-air Pledge and Events
  • Communicate and behave in a way that is free from discrimination, intolerance or harassment when interacting with co-workers, colleagues and clients
  • Stay informed on station activities and cooperate with all departments
  • Participate in station Events and other community events and/or activities as assigned
  • Other reasonable related duties as assigned by the General Manager
Skills Required
  • Sales or fundraising background with 2-5 years demonstrated successful results required
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written required
  • Familiar with WGBY’s programming schedule
  • Knowledge of, and interest, in public media
  • Strong working habits and be able to function in a multi-task environment
  • Self-starter and be able to work independently and as a team player dependent
  • Computer literate
  • Detail Orientated
  • Valid driver’s license and access to transportation required
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree preferred.