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Local Sales Assistant

Local Sales Assistant

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POSITION:           Local Sales Assistant


REPORTS TO:      Local Sales Manager


MAJOR PURPOSE: To provide support to the local staff on all sales platforms and to assist in the activities and organization of the sales managers and account executives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Local Account Executives in their daily sales activities
  • Administrative support and assistance to the Local Sales Manager and Director of Sales
  • Manage local sales orders by inputting and revising into the traffic system
  • Coordinate local sales orders with local Account Executives, Traffic Department, Accounting and other Departments as needed.
  • Maintain sales files, pull daily log reports, and posts for clients as needed
  • Resolve discrepancies, make goods and credit adjustments for orders as needed
  • Assist in presentation building for client proposals
  • Back up support for National Sales Manager, and National Sales Team
  • Answer and direct incoming telephone calls
  • Cover receptionist during scheduled breaks and as needed
  • Additional duties as necessary


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good command of the English language and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent customer service, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Detailed oriented and self-motivated
  • Professional appearance and telephone manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledgeable with Internet
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations

Working Relationships

  • Cooperation with staff both within KTXL and Tribune Corporate staff
  • Works with clients and viewers over the phone on a regular basis

Supervisory Responsibility

  • None

Training Requirements

  • General Safety

Physical Demands

  • Required to sit, input data for long periods of time
  • Heavy computer and phone usage

Personal Protective Equipment

  • None

Work Environment

  • Work performed primarily in an office environment



Education and Experience

  • A.A Degree in Business, Marketing and/or equivalent related experience. B.S. Degree in Business preferred.
  • 1-3 years successful experience in television or sales support

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

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