Job Title: Ad Sales Assistant
Reports to: VP, Ad Sales
Location: New York
Who we are
UP Entertainment, home to UPtv, UP Faith & Family and AspireTV, is the destination for positive and authentic storytelling that is relevant to each network’s audience. UPtv, the trusted network for uplifting entertainment, offers exclusive premiere movies, uplifting theatricals and beloved series. UP Faith & Family, America’s favorite streaming service for families, gives instant access to the best in family and faith-friendly entertainment anytime, anywhere, and AspireTV is the leading network for Black and urban lifestyle programming.
Who you are
You are a hands-on, "roll-up-the-sleeves” kind of person who thrives in a fast-paced, team environment. You are proactive, great at building relationships, have a strong attention to detail and great follow through. You work quickly and efficiently in a team environment.
What you will do
The Sales Assistant is an entry level position with growth potential on our Ad Sales team. In this role, you will provide full support to, and manage day-to-day maintenance of all accounts for, the Ad Sales team by performing the essential duties and responsibilities:
- Maintain agency accounts including upfront and scatter order entry, inventory moves, and product allocations and Electronic Data Interchange, flowcharts, change notices, handling program changes, booking billboards for marketing sponsorships.
- Assist Account Executives, Sales Planner and Pricing Inventory in managing day-to-day Ad sales responsibilities including editing PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets.
- Communicate daily with Traffic Department to ensure proper booking of all components of deals.
- Create and maintain quarterly flighting grid.
- Perform weekly dollars checks, preemptions.
- Work with agency buyers on a daily basis to maintain integrity of media buy.
- Compile information for Sales team (i.e. marketplace data, account overview documents, special projects, etc.).
- Perform other related duties and tasks as necessary or as assigned.
What skills and experience you will bring to the table
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Communication or equivalent from a four-year college; Prior internship experience in sales and/or media industry a plus. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask is a necessity. Exceptional relationship-building skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team. Must be self-motivated and results-oriented.
This is a hybrid role, with a combination of telecommuting in-office workdays. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The Company has a policy that requires employees who enter our offices be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Our policy is subject to and complies with applicable law.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal-employment principles and comply with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. The terms and conditions of the application process and employment relationship are to be non-discriminatory—without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation or any other protected category or class that may be applicable to you in the jurisdiction where you are employed. Moreover, in accordance with federal and applicable state and local law, we provide reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs, practices or observances conflict with work requirements and for applicants and employees with known disabilities provided that such individuals are qualified to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without accommodation, and provided that any accommodations would not impose an undue hardship on the company or introduce a direct threat to the health and safety of the worksite employee with a disability or others. Any applicant or employee who requires a reasonable accommodation during the application process or to perform the essential functions of the job should contact a company manager, a company officer or TriNet to request such an accommodation.
For information on our company, visit www.uptv.com