NBC Universal Digital Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Job Number 33263BR

Job Title Digital Specialist

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - WMAQ

Posting Category Marketing

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Illinois

City Chicago


This job is for WMAQ-TV (NBC 5 Chicago) and WSNS-TV (Telemundo Chicago), the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations in Chicago. Reporting to the Manager of Integrated Sales Marketing & Production, the Digital Specialist has two primary areas of responsibility: to develop digital media plans for prospective and current advertising clients across NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago’s digital properties, and to effectively manage all digital campaigns from start to finish.

Other job responsibilities include:

  • Partner with Sales Account Executives on campaign strategy; create targeted and effective digital media plans that will meet client goals

  • Manage the digital campaign process for all sold digital media plans, including but not limited to: booking digital orders, maintaining inventory, collecting / submitting creative and assets, and optimizing campaigns to ensure promised delivery

  • Collaborate with on-air and digital production teams to make sure creative design is accurate and production deadlines are met

  • Act as the liaison between the Sales Account Executives and Ad Operations to ensure campaigns go live flawlessly and on time

  • Maintain thorough and constant feedback with Sales Account Executives and clients on campaign status by providing pacing information, delivery reports, and screenshots of the campaign

  • Identify and minimize potential problems throughout campaign and find solutions where necessary

  • Merchandise campaign fulfillment and results to clients to generate continued business

  • Coordinate client-focused sweepstakes construction, administration and promotion



  • Exceptional computer skills to include PowerPoint, Word and Excel

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or related field

  • Minimum 2 years of working experience in media, broadcast, or digital sales

  • Exceptional communication skills; verbal and writtenADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

  • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered for this position

Desired Characteristics

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities on multiple projects efficiently and on a consistent basis

  • Professional experience in television, ad sales, marketing, and/or digital sales planning

  • Proficiency in TV and/or digital sales / traffic systems

  • Working knowledge of Wide Orbit, Salesforce, Operative.One, DoubleClick for Publishers, and FreeWheel applications is a plus

  • Superior organizational skills and possesses the ability to efficiently manage multiple priorities while meeting frequent deadlines

  • Excellent project management and presentation skills

  • Basic knowledge of digital media landscape, creative design, html and web-page creation

  • Able to work various hours on short notice including weekends and evenings as needed

  • Possess Spanish language skills a plus