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Corporate Support Rep

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Relations
Location: Roanoke Area
Categories: Communications / Public Relations / Marketing

 

 

WVTF, a National Public Radio affiliate serving southwestern Virginia is seeking a Corporate Support Representative.
The Corporate Support Representative is responsible for obtaining corporate and business underwriting support for WVTF Public Radio. Coordinates the acquisition of new and the continuation of existing underwriters. Writes the on-air underwriting scripts (copy) and ensures the announcements are properly scheduled and aired. Performs all underwriting functions in full compliance with federal (FCC, IRS) and state/local (Virginia Tech/WVTF) rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Works with the Office Manager to collect any past due accounts. Participates in the station's on-air Fund Drives.
The Corporate Support Representative will employ creative sales strategies, retention ideas, negotiation techniques, and collection strategies while working collaboratively with the Corporate Support Manager.

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, and have the ability to relate well with coworkers as well as with clients and listeners to the radio station; ability to prospect for new underwriters and be successful in signing new and existing underwriters on a regular basis; and have the ability to learn WVTF's underwriting and client database programs. Demonstrated ability to consistently hit revenue targets and exceptional ability to self-regulate work.

 

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in broadcasting, communications, marketing, or a related field and/or equivalent professional experience

Demonstrated experience in ad sales for a for-profit broadcast outlet or relevant experience

Demonstrated experience with aspects of soliciting public radio underwriting announcements or relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated work experience in radio

Master’s degree or equivalent professional experience in broadcast or agency sales or professional experience within public media

 

 

 

Review Date

February 18,2020

 

 

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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