Sales Assistant in Chicago, IL at Cumulus Media

Date Posted: 9/10/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One Chicago has an immediate opening for a full time Sales Assistant to support the Midwest region and Sports vertical.  The sales assistant is an integral part of an audio advertising sales team and provides administrative support to the sales reps and managers.  The ideal candidate will be dependable, hardworking and have the ability to balance multiple deadline-oriented projects while maintaining a great attitude and sense of humor in a fast-paced work environment. If this sounds like you, and you are looking for a great opportunity to learn the sales side of the radio broadcasting industry, read on.

Who We Are:

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news, and entertainment content to more than 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 7,300 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, CNN, the AP, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and Westwood One Backstage. The rapidly growing Cumulus Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary role is acting as a liaison between our sales team, our clients and our other inter-company departments
  • Organize and input both new and revised orders; assist in creating sales proposals, digital campaigns; and provide customer care to help eliminate problems, and grow our business
  • Assists Account Executives with orders and traffic as needed
  • Prepares and assembles reports and presentations
  • Provide research materials using Counter Point, Media Monitors, Scarborough, etc.
  • Keep sales materials/ media kits up to date
  • Backup for Account Executives as needed to input traffic instructions into Vcreative
  • Attend National promotions as needed
  • Answers telephones, type correspondence and schedules appointments
  • Maintains account lists and mailing lists and employee lists
  • Provide support to clients by providing documents, forms and other paperwork to ensure seamless execution of client media buys
  • Assist Traffic Managers by gathering copy and traffic and working to solve clearance issues
  • Works on highly time sensitive projects, adhering to deadlines
  • Manages multiple project requests simultaneously with quick turnaround time
  • Responsible for entering National orders and commercial copy
  • Additional duties as designated by EVP, Midwest Sales and Sports Partnerships

 

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 Years of experience in sales, marketing, advertising and/or promotions preferred
  • Extensive computer skills including but not limited to extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, image manipulation, social media and the ability to adapt to proprietary computer systems
  • Background in radio station continuity, media, or sales helpful
  • Self-starter that is detail oriented, organized, and must be excellent at written and oral communication and possess strong multitasking skills
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic and possess a team player attitude
  • Aptitude to make decisions and work independently without immediate direction or supervision
  • Ability to interact with management and staff at all levels
  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Professional growth and career path
  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask “what if” and try innovative solutions
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance coverage
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long-term
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

For immediate consideration, please visit https://cumulusmedia.jobs.net/

For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at: https://www.cumulusmedia.com/

CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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