The WMRA Radio Network is seeking an Account Executive (working title is Director of Corporate and Foundation Support) to join the radio sales team that secures significant local business support for WMRA’s operating budget and for broadcast and non-broadcast projects.
This position is primarily responsible for identifying and contacting prospects to secure underwriting revenue and trades;
maintaining and upgrading existing relationships; preparing proposals, documentation, and other paperwork; and preparing grant applications to corporate foundations
Skills/Experience: Previous outside sales experience required, preferably in broadcast sales, with a proven sales record. Familiarity with public radio preferred. Familiarity with FCC underwriting rules and Arbitron ratings helpful. Excellent communications and computer skills required. Familiarity with Allegiance Traffic/Underwriting system helpful. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license or have the ability to immediately obtain one.
WMRA is located in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on the campus of James Madison University. The format is primarily news/talk, with a cume audience of 50,000 over a five-station network. WMRA’s broadcast region includes most of the Shenandoah Valley and part of Central Virginia, including Charlottesville, which is one of the top public radio markets. Harrisonburg is a two-hour drive to Washington, D.C. and Richmond, a half hour to Shenandoah National Park, and four hours to the beach. We’re surrounded by National Forests with several ski resorts nearby.
WMRA also manages WEMC for another university and this position is responsible for securing underwriting for WEMC. The format is news and classical music. The broadcast area for WEMC is Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, with a cume audience of 7,700.
The incumbent will report to the Assistant General Manager for Administration and Development.
Questions: Contact Diane Halke at 540.568.3808 or email@example.com
Open until filled. Salary DOE. Generous state employment fringe benefit package. AA/EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
More information is available and you can apply online at: joblink.jmu.edu and reference posting number 0404802.
Do not apply directly to WMRA. We are not permitted to accept applications directly.