Account Executive, Key Accounts

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Have you dreamed at working at one of the top NBC affiliates in the country?  Are you ready to take your career to a higher level and become a part of the NEW Gannett?

Our Sales team connects our business partners with our consumers leveraging the unmatched, local media assets and integrated marketing expertise that only KSDK can provide.  As an Account Executive, these media assets include the NBC Olympics, Sunday Night Football, The Voice, Saturday Night Live, numerous local and national digital platforms; including SEO and SEM and award winning newscasts. 

KSDK News Channel 5 has a proven history of creating partnerships that focus on our customers’ success.  We have a legacy news brand with a nationally recognized team of reporters, photojournalists and producers.  We partner with the community and we know what matters to St. Louis.  If you are looking to join a winning team and a proud tradition of excellence, consider us.

What we need:

KSDK is seeking a key Accounts AE to develop brand new and incremental revenue, focused on the customer’s Return on Investment.  Retains and grows existing key accounts through Insight proposals, proof of performance, and maximizing station assets.

  • Creates a strategic business plan with manager to achieve total revenue goals.
  • Develops advertising solutions for new customers that deliver results to their customers.
  • Upsells current customers by providing proof of performance and solid results.
  • Works at least 10 TARGET accounts in the pipeline at all times. Replenishes as these accounts emerge.
  • Sources for at least 10 EXTRA accounts (prospects) in the pipeline at all times.  Replenishes as these accounts emerge.
  • Conducts Needs Analyses and account reviews to uncover the customer’s most essential needs.
  • Possesses a deep understanding of key vertical segments and constantly seeks to learn more
  • Able to demonstrate product knowledge and value to their customers.
  • Able to explain the benefits of Digital and its integration with TV, in tandem with digital personnel.
  • Communicates effectively with external clients and internal personnel.
  • Provides exceptional customer service to clients.
  • Organizes and prioritizes to meet goals and deadlines.
  • Effectively negotiates with customers to meet a winning return on investment.
  • Collaborates with Account Manager to provide timely and accurate traffic instructions; conducts account maintenance including make-goods posts, and aging/collections.
  • In collaboration with Account Manager, creates and delivers formal written and verbal presentations to clients.
  • Stays abreast of details requiring immediate attention.
  • Uses CRM to manage day to day activity, build a pipeline and ensure execution.
  • Uses CRM tool for projections, weekly.

What you need:

  • Minimum 3 years successfully selling a range of advertising solutions.
  • Media experience preferred.
  • Experience building a pipeline of accounts.
  • Highly developed time management skills to prioritize activities
  • Adapts to change, expert problem- solving skills and strong financial acumen.

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COMPANY: Gannett Co., Inc.

UNIT: KSDK-TV - St. Louis, MO

LOCATION: Saint Louis, MO 63101 (map it!Map it!)




INDUSTRY: Broadcasting - Radio - TV



REQ'D EDUCATION: Not Specified



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Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit

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