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Are you a radio sales manager concerned about who your stations might be sold to next? Are you thinking that it’s impossible to grow your management career with one company because stable radio ownership doesn’t exist anymore? WRONG! At Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation we are a privately owned media company and are not “corporate radio.” All of our decisions are made locally. We have a rare opening for a General Sales Manager at our radio cluster in the Johnson City-Kingsport- Bristol, Tenn. Market. As the General Sales Manager you will lead a very experienced sales department for our three FM radio stations; Soft Rock 98.5 WTFM, 95.9 The Hog, and Classic Hits 102.7.
We are a company that believes our employees are our greatest strength. And we live that philosophy by involving our managers in making decisions and establishing goals. We have a very competitive cluster and are committed to our established formats – so don’t worry, we won’t flip a format on you just because it has been successful in some other market. We are committed to our growth in the Tri-Cities area and in addition to our radio cluster we also own two television stations. The Tri-Cities is a great place to live with a low cost of living, terrific community and dynamic business growth.
We have all the tools for you to take your management talents and really utilize them without all the corporate barriers. We have a very attractive performance based compensation plan that will reward you for getting results and not penalize you for your success. We want our employees to be successful and grow within our company for a long time to come.
Major Responsibilities of This Position Include:
§ Manage the local FM sales department with the goal of generating revenues that meet or exceed station targets on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
§ Coach, train, and motivate 8 local Account Executives. Do you have the mindset of a Coach? Do you view your role as helping others to maximize their talents and grow their skills?
§ Drive results through others. After all, isn’t that the real definition of a great sales manager?
§ Set rate structures, control inventory, and create motivational incentives for customers. We need someone who not only understands how to maximize inventory demand but also has the creativity to develop ideas on how to do it.
§ Ensure collection and control of all local accounts.
§ Work closely with our Promotion Director to develop ideas for market positioning materials.
§ Develop and translate market/station business strategies into specific actions that generate revenue.
§ Implement sales activities that generate new business and deepen existing relationships. We need you to develop ideas and be able to monetize them.
§ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
§ 5+ years in a sales and management capacity with documented and proven results…We are ready for you to dazzle us with your examples.
§ Exceptional leadership, negotiation, problem-solving, and strategic-thinking skills...We are eager for you to show us how you have handled these critical areas.
§ Creative, idea-generating, sales mentality…Show us how your creativity will thrive in our environment.
§ Excellent communication skills both with your “customers” inside the building and the stations’ customers.
Our benefits package includes Medical, Dental, Life, 401k, Paid Vacation and Sick Leave. Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send resume to HR@HVBCgroup.com or you may mail or fax to Radio General Manager, 222 commerce Street, Kingsport, TN, 37660. Fax: 423-247-9836
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ABC 19 WKPT is looking for motivated sales professionals! We have an immediate opening for an exciting and rewarding position as a senior television account manager. TV Sales experience is required for this senior AE position featuring an A-plus account list. This is a great opportunity to build a strong income working with the great local and regional businesses of the Tri-Cities TN/VA. If you are ambitious, willing to work hard, love a challenge, and have outstanding people skills, this could be the growth opportunity for you! Please forward resume and qualifications to:
ABC 19 WKPT
222 Commerce St.
Kingsport, TN 37660
Attention: Bob Haywood
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ABC 19 WKPT is looking for a Mobile/Digital Webmaster to maintain and manage our TV station websites, Facebook page, Twitter, and mobile apps. This person must be extremely knowledgeable about posting news stories, weather alerts, sports, etc to each of the entities listed above. You will be sending out e-mail blasts for news, promotions, sales, etc and be in charge of building our e-mail database. This person must also be able to run contests on the websites and combining these promotions with Facebook, Twitter, and our mobile app. You will be in charge of dramatically increasing our web traffic and Facebook likes. More importantly you will help us generate revenue by assisting our sales staff in selling these sponsorships, contests, and breaking news alerts to our local clients. You will also update ABC and local programming and send out alerts to potential viewers about their favorite shows. We are looking for an energetic, technically savvy individual who can integrate our TV stations with the mobile digital world. Send resumes to Bob Haywood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ABC19 WKPT is seeking an experienced Co-Anchor/Producer to join our established male anchor.
The successful candidate must possess at a minimum a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism or applicable degree or commensurate experience producing television news. Prior anchor experience is also required.
This position will be responsible for the development and presentation of the week night 11pm newscasts, as well as anchor responsibilities for the 6pm newscast. This will require utilizing news judgment to create and present stories that execute the stations goals of providing important and useful information to our viewers.
The Anchor/Producer will work in concert with news and production management, digital journalists, and production personnel, to design rundowns, write and edit copy, and then oversee the successful airing of the newscast. We seek journalists who can be creative with formats and concepts of presentation. Familiarity with Kingsport and the Tri-cities, TN/VA, market is a plus, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Versatility, adaptability, integrity, and determination are required as is the ability to work well with others and the community. Please submit your resume’ and DVD to Director of News and Public Affairs - WKPT TV, 222 Commerce Street, Kingsport , TN 37660. No Phone Calls. Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
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ABC19 WKPT is seeking a Multi Media Reporter / Producer to continue the expansion of our television news department.
The successful candidate must possess at a minimum a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism or commensurate degree. Experience in reporting, videography and production of television news and public affairs broadcasts is preferred. Multi Media reporters will be responsible for daily execution of assignments for newscast, websites and other media platforms. Some anchoring may be required. Familiarity with Kingsport and the Tri-cities TN/VA television market is a plus and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Versatility, adaptability, integrity and determination are required, as is the ability to work well with others and the community. Please submit your resume’ and DVD to Director of News and Public Affairs, WKPT TV, 222 Commerce Street, Kingsport , TN 37660. No Phone Calls. Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Holston Valley Broadcasting Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.