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Account Executive

JOB DESCRIPTION:
ESPN Chicago/WMVP-AM is searching for an experienced sales professional to develop and sell advertising and marketing campaigns to new and existing clients. Responsibilities include working and growing established accounts; prospecting for new business and development of customized solutions that meet a customer’s needs. An independent worker; self-motivated; strong work ethic and the ability to manage and meet individual goals and projections are a must.

ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.

ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and enhance working relationships with current customers and new clients/partners
  • Create sales packages and marketing strategies to meet prospective client’s objectives
  • Able to meet individual sales goals and objectives
  • Responsible for increasing the company’s gross revenue by developing new business and growing existing business accounts with local and regional clientele
  • Represent the radio station in the local and regional buying community and to conduct good business practices that benefit the client while adhering to the company’s needs and standards
  • Knowledge of radio sales; digital sales; sports sponsorships and sports marketing

    REQUIREMENTS:
    Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ Years Radio Sales/Digital Sales experience must have Direct Sales and Agency Sales success.

    Required Education

  • College Graduate or Advanced Degree

    Additional Information
    Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

    ESPN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

    Job ID: 130516BR

    HOW TO APPLY:
    Anyone interested in applying for this open position, or any open positions at ESPN, should do so online at www.ESPNCareers.com.

    DEADLINE: 2013-10-11