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National Sales Assistant, WEWS at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Job Description:

National Sales Assistant

Provides sales support for National Sales Manager at a television station. 

Ideal candidate would work with the NSM and the station’s Account Executives in our National Sales Rep offices in NY, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas & LA.  Together, the NSM, The NSC, and the AE’s all work together to schedule and maintain television advertising campaigns (i.e.  TV commercials) on the television station. Responsibilities include: processing new national sales orders, revisions and cancellations; managing our pre-empt list and offering makegood opportunities. Pull reports related to sales activity and revenue data.   Handle all long-form PAID programs on the station. 


  • Create makegood offers for pre-emptions by maximizing inventory opportunities and receive approval directly from advertisers in a timely manner

  • Revise orders as directed by National Sales Manager to ensure posting

  • Identify and correct any billing errors or issues prior to end of month.

  • Research problems that develop with accounts and troubleshoot the issue developing a satisfactory conclusion for the station and the customer needs.

  • Handles the daily general clerical functions such as filing, answering phones, creating correspondence and calculating rates to quote to customers when they call.

  • Provide exemplary customer assistance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Assist clients with commercial time, and make goods and changes.

  • Send station information to clients and national reps.

  • Produce sales pieces in coordination with National Rep. Firm and Research Director.


  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Broadcast sales, Media, or Ad Agency experience is a plus

  • Strong Customer Service skills.

  • The ability to read, analyze, and interpret sales demographics information  

  • Must have the ability to generate reports, business correspondence, and presentations.


  • Strong communication skills and the capability to effectively respond to questions from managers, colleagues and customers.

  • Must have extremely strong attention to detail

  • Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines

  • Must have the ability to calculate figures related to the advertising rate packages.

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint )

  • Must have the ability to learn new television software programs: Wide Orbit and Strata

  • Must have good organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

  • Communicate and work as a team player both internally and externally


  • A career path to grow your professional experiences

  • Full benefits, medical, dental and vision

  • Retirement savings plan with company match



Consistent with our commitment to maintain a safe workplace free of known hazards, all employees and visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We also may require staying up to date on booster shots in the future based on Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and manufacturer recommendations. If you are hired, we will require you to verify that you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated by Dec. 1, 2021 or your start date, whichever is later, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption by Scripps in writing. This requirement excludes positions located in Montana.

At Scripps, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture that reflects the communities we serve. We are intentional about creating an environment where employees, our audiences and other stakeholders feel valued and inspired to reach their full potential and make authentic connections. We foster a workplace culture that embraces each person’s diversity, including the extent to which they are similar or different. Scripps leaders believe that an equitable and inclusive culture is not only the right thing to do, it is a business imperative. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion at


The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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