National Sales Account Manager

Fargo, ND
Depends on Experience
Dec 31, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
The Team

Agweek is part of Forum Communications Company, a family owned newspaper and communications company that has been in operation for more than 125 years. Our headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Fargo, ND, and not too far from Minnesota's beautiful lakes country. If you are seeking a career where you can help to grow our company, interact with coworkers and know that your voice and opinion matter, you have come to the right place.

The Role

Agweek TV is hiring a National Sales Manager to grow national broadcast sales. In this position, you will be responsible for generating revenue by maintaining and establishing business relationships with new and existing customers, as well as present advertising and marketing proposals that address their broadcast needs.

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Create and present multimedia agriculture advertising products to a national client base both new and existing
  • Expand and grow AgweekTV affiliate network
  • Maintain strong relationships with existing accounts and affiliates
  • Initiate and fully participate in all special promotions, packages, and new projects
  • Pro-actively seek out new business clients and prospects
  • Diligently monitor active orders for correct copy, correct programming and equitable rotation of spots to ensure the fewest amount of credit
  • Work with on-air and content teams to establish and develop new revenue generating opportunities
  • Travel, as necessary, to regional sales territories to develop and maintain advertising relationships

To excel in this role, a Bachelor's degree in marketing, advertising or communications preferred. In addition to three years sales and/or marketing experience. Experience with the use of multiple media platforms including broadcast, digital and print is preferred, along with a basic understanding and knowledge of agriculture, strong verbal and communication and presentation skills, the ability to manage multiple assignments under deadline and ability to coordinate the work flow of projects.

Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time with overnight travel, possess a valid driver's license and a driving record that is insurable by the company, and carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.

About the Organization
At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

EOE Statement
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.

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