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Media Sales Support Specialist - Political Sales

Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Spectrum Reach is seeking a dynamic Media Sales Support Specialist to support our National Political Media team in Bethesda, MD. Spectrum Reach ( ) grows businesses of all sizes with custom, multiscreen advertising solutions, backed by the power of TV, data, innovation, community experts, and unforgettable creative. At Spectrum Reach we offer a hybrid work arrangement for most roles. As an essential team member supporting Political Sales, this position plays a crucial role in: End to end workflow support to ensure effective campaign delivery for Spectrum Reach national and local political clients across the enterprise, in concert with the Political Sales Support Manager in D.C. Collaborating with internal cross-functional groups (Pricing, Planning & Inventory, Operations, Research, Advanced Advertising, Data & Product teams) and Ampersand, our national sales partner. Providing support for enterprise Political Sales leads on internal/external messaging collateral, sales reporting and overall troubleshooting. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Communicate with national and local sales teams to ensure that schedules run as ordered. Identify and reconcile latent order execution issues (rates, dayparts, inventory clearance, deadlines, traffic, etc.). Must have thorough understanding of the work flow between Ampersand, SR and advertising agencies. Provide Ampersand and SR field teams with assistance where needed on all rate, system coverage, research and avail submission requests. Utilize data to identify schedule performance issues and provide solutions to recoup lost revenue to national clients. Partner with Internal Operations to coordinate workflow and reporting schedules to deliver exceptional customer service and order stewardship throughout the election season. Work with Spectrum Reach Brand Marketing and Research teams to develop customer solutions and provide marketing collateral to all internal and external sales teams. Assist the Advanced Advertising team, on behalf of sales, on front end planning and order execution needs Support Political Sales Leaders with reporting and aid in presentation materials for internal and external meetings and events. Stay current with Political press and news that impacts SR sales footprint --- Cook Report, Politico, Roll Call, etc. Assist Sr. Director and VP Political Sales on special projects and assignments SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience Must be proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) Excellent written/oral communication skills required to service internal and external clients. Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload surrounding strict deadlines. Detail-oriented, eager to learn and excellent problem solving skills. Knowledge of cable television and advanced advertising products is a plus. SSU110 312615-2 312615BR

Keywords: SPECTRUM, Bethesda , Media Sales Support Specialist - Political Sales, Advertising , Bethesda, Maryland

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