WMRA Public Radio, an NPR station licensed to James Madison University, is seeking an Account Executive to join the radio sales team. The successful candidate will be a driven sales professional who takes initiative to secure significant business, non-profit and corporate foundation support for WMRA’s operating budget.
This is a full-time, salaried position with comprehensive benefits. Pay is not commission-based. While WMRA is a grant-funded organization, this position is funded by listener contributions and underwriting sales rather than tied directly to a finite grant.
Duties and responsibilities
- Meeting established sales goals
- Identifying and contacting prospects to secure underwriting revenue
- Preparing sales proposals and drafting underwriting copy
- Maintaining and upgrading existing relationships with underwriting clients
- Representing WMRA at community events as needed
- Previous outside sales experience
- Enthusiasm for sales and promotion
- Ability to communicate in an outgoing and friendly manner, in both verbal and written formats
- Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Outlook
- Familiarity with public radio programming is a plus
- Familiarity with Nielsen ratings and FCC regulations for noncommercial radio underwriting is a plus
All applicants must apply online through the JobLink system: https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/12661