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Sales Service Representative

Date: Aug 24, 2017

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel television network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.

Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.

We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

The Sales Service Representative is responsible for servicing accounts as assigned.  The position reports to the Midwest Director Ad Sales and AE’s, and indirectly reports to the Manager, Pricing & Inventory. The SSR will input national advertiser schedules, make all changes required, track audience delivery, post plan performance and clear all discrepancies. He/she will support Director and AE’s with order letter and other business communications, account delivery updates, meeting logistics, mailings, and other requests.  The SSR will interface with agency contacts, both on the phone and in-person. He/she will assist with building sales proposals, and assist Sales team with negotiations. The SSR will work with the TWC Ad Sales team to achieve best network results, including Pricing and Planning, Traffic, Research, Marketing, Finance and Sales Management. The SSR is expected to travel occasionally for meetings.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in the television industry, preferably in a national cable sales organization or advertising agency.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Sales Management and AE’s with National account implementation from order entry to post/billing clearance
  • Assist Planning and Sales with plan proposals and negotiations to secure best results for TWC
  • Build relationships and effectively communicate with agency peers, both on the phone and in-person
  • Interface with P&I and Traffic to develop and implement ad plans in compliance with TWC policies and processes
  • Track plan delivery and post results
  • Possess exceptional written and oral communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Create and customize PowerPoint presentations
  • Follow pricing policies to maximize revenue
  • Manage and develop solutions that optimize customer satisfaction
  • Work with Finance to clear discrepancies
  • Work with Traffic to insure accurate schedule execution

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of sales support experience with demonstrated progressive responsibilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional written and oral communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Highly motivated with a strong business work ethic, positive attitude and professional demeanor
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Proven critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Proven organizational and time management skills

Disclaimers

Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

Hours
The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
 
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to hrservicedelivery@weathergroup.com, which is a confidential e-mail in box. You may also fax the completed form to 770-744-2021, which is a confidential fax number.
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf
 
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.


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