General Sales Manager- Chicago, IL

Salem Media Group
Chicago, Illinois, United States


Date Posted: 03/26/2018
Categories: Media/Video/Radio - Sales
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Work hard and have fun leading a seasoned sales team in a professional and family-like atmosphere!

 

AM 560 The Answer is hiring a General Sales Manager to work from its Elk Grove Village, IL office who exemplifies leadership, achievement and team spirit.

 

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Meet and exceed financial budget/goals
  • Hire and supervise the sales staff, including training, motivating and coaching the sales team through personal interaction and hands-on learning experiences.
  • Developing, implementing and monitoring of sales plans/budgets (weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly).
  • Creating sales promotional campaigns that maximize revenue potential.
  • Studying and understanding the local market for increased revenue opportunities.
  • Ability to drive advertising sales solutions utilizing integrated, idea-based programs, including on-air, on-site, event, mobile, and digital components.
  • Experience with digital and mobile media sales initiatives
  • Basic Google analytics and best practices
  • Work across departments to optimize execution of sales campaigns

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE INCLUDES: AM 560’s next GSM must have successful radio sales management experience (at least 2 years as a Local Sales Manager, Director of Sales or Sales Manager).  Have a proven record of developing local business, enjoy hitting the streets with Account Managers, demonstrate creativity resulting in revenue generation, and have a deep understanding of pricing, inventory, marketing as well as how to position and sell digital and mobile opportunities.  Must be proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point and have reliable transportation.

 

PERSONALITY TRAITS:

  • Strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, highly organized, possess a positive attitude, and willingness to go above and beyond the job description.
  • A team player with all station departments and maintain a commitment to “do the right thing”. In addition, your desire to see others succeed and even surpass your achievements is critical. Leadership skills and a passion for AM 560 The Answer will set you apart from all other candidates.

Salem Media Group is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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