NBC Universal Sales Assistant in Hartford, Connecticut

Job Number 34685BR

Job Title Sales Assistant

Business Segment Owned Stations & Affiliate Relations

Sub-Business NBCUOTS - WVIT

Posting Category Administrative Support

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 Entry-Level

Country United States

State/Province Connecticut

City Hartford

Responsibilities

As a Sales Assistant, you will provide complete administrative and sales support to two Local Sales Managers and several Account Executives at NBC Connecticut. You will also provide direct support to the Local Sales Managers, as well as provide backup to the Traffic team.

  • Process, manage and maintain sales contracts for all local business through the Wide Orbit system

  • Receive all incoming orders and revisions and work with Account Managers to confirm information regarding rates, ratings and, programming is accurate.

  • Provide managers with a weekly report (weekly rate card) with updates on commercial inventory.

  • Handle make goods by working with Local Sales Managers to confirm where commercial spots were displaced and to identify where they can be scheduled to air at a different time.

  • Manage discrepancies which may exist between buyers’ reports and the station’s report. Verify where commercial spot ran on our air and identify whether there are differences with where the spots should have aired.

  • Review post-contract data and analyze whether the station is owed revenue or the buyer should receive credits.

  • Work closely with Sales Account Executives at the station to provide complete customer service to all NBC Connecticut clients

  • Act as a liaison between the Local Sales Managers, Account Executives and advertising agencies to meet all client requests

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 1 year working with Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPointEligibility Requirements:

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

  • Willingness to work overtime, and on weekends with short notice

  • Must be willing to work at the station in West Hartford, CT

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

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

Desired Characteristics

Desired

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Sales, Traffic or Media

  • Demonstrated ability to identify anomalies and be able to suggest solutions for the fixes

  • Able to be a team player and be able to work with a variety of personalities and have the ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment

  • Detail oriented and good communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities concurrently

  • Process-oriented: Analyze current processes and help implement improvements for continuous operating growth

  • Experience with Wide Orbit Traffic and Wide Orbit Sales

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