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Townsquare Media – Southwest Michigan (Kalamazoo/Battle Creek) Job Opportunities

Industry: Media – Radio
Office Location: Kalamazoo (4153 Jennings Drive)/Battle Creek (390 Golden Avenue) as noted
Job Openings:  1) Sales Assistant/Front Desk 2) Media Digital Sales Executive 3) Digital Content Intern

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Start Date: Immediate

Position: Sales Assistant/Front Desk
Location: Kalamazoo

JOB SUMMARY: Partner with media account executives and on-air staff to ensure the long term success of our customers and operations by providing sales support. The Sales Assistant provides general support to the radio/digital Sales Department including but not limited to assisting with correspondence, answering phones, account history, and maintaining contract files. The position is also responsible for entering commercial schedules in the traffic system, while assisting the promotional process and managing the loyalty prize claim system.

EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS:
Provide administrative and clerical support to Sales Managers and station Account Executives

  • Gather ratings research and assists with the creation, proofing and assembly of sales marketing materials
  • Act as primary receptionist
  • Participate in Sales meetings
  • Update Sales collateral as directed by Market Manager
  • Keep shared drive up to date and organized
  • Participate in all company and local sales training
  • Coordinate and mail all CO-OP packages every month [Responsible for gathering all scripts/affidavits that require both a signature & notary from the designated departments based on each specific request of the advertiser/agency]

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Answer Phones
  • Transfer phones
  • Night/Messages
  • Vacation Signs
  • Prize Closet Management
  • Manage Office Supplies
  • Schedule Production appointments
  • Assist with Client Billing
  • Manage Seize The Deal tracking and fulfillment
  • Run reports weekly for digital inventory and update tracking sheet as items are sold to keep track of available inventory
  • Distribute mail and take mail out to be sent
  • Take notes and send out to teams from Promotional and Sales meetings
  • Update staff directory as necessary
  • Maintain out of the office calendar
  • Assist the Traffic Department
  • Help post all job openings to multiple sources and track those who interview

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong word-processing and spreadsheet skills
  • Knowledge of computer graphics programs are essential
  • Database management
  • Customer-focused, organized and detail-oriented with the ability to work well under deadlines and handle last-minute assignment

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Start Date: Immediate

Position: Media Digital Sales Executive 

EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS:

  • As part of an on-going recruitment campaign for our radio and digital advertising sales team, we are looking for an Account Executive who has the ability and desire to make a lot of calls to businesses, create relationships with current and potential clients and create great on-going advertising campaigns. Candidates must demonstrate dependability, passion, strong communication and problem-solving skills. Business acumen, open-mindedness and a sense of what it takes to win are essential. PREVIOUS BROADCAST/DIGITAL SALES EXPERIENCE A PLUS.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • A Townsquare Media Account Executive is the primary contact to existing and prospective customers. You will develop business relationships; sell radio advertising, our digital portfolio of products, event sponsorship and sales promotion packages by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote and sell advertising programs which include local radio, digital products such as display, streaming, loyalty programs and digital marketing services
  • Leverage our live event platform to sell sponsorship and sales programs to new and existing clients
  • Cultivate new relationships with local businesses thru effective cold calling & networking
  • Develop advertising campaigns for clients, both new and existing
  • Prepares advertising schedules, promotional plans, sales literature, proposals and sales contracts.
  • Responsible to accurately project revenues, meet and exceed monthly budgets for all product lines and over-achieve annual budgets
  • Enter new customer data and other sales contract details for clients into computer database
  • Follow accountability set forth by your Sales Manager to help guide you to success achieving monthly sales quotas consistently
  • Provide insight and value to executive management to shape the future of our organization

Apply Below!

 

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Start Date
: Rolling

Position: Digital Content Intern


EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS:

  • Undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Film, Video and Media Studies or similar-field-of-study student
  • Creative, ambitious, energetic and motivated to share our local news/features with others
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in and knowledge of social media channels and opportunities
  • Computer technical skills (preferred but not required: WordPress, iMovie, Adobe Premiere)
  • Must be reliable and demonstrate excellent follow-through, project management, teamwork and technical skills
  • Must be able to commit to the position for at least one semester.
  • Must receive college credit for the internship.

JOB SUMMARY:

  • The Townsquare Media Southwest Michigan Intern will work as part of the Townsquare Media (TSM) team, under the supervision of the Digital Managing Editor, to provide assistance in editing, maintaining and enhancing the digital presence of the following radio brands’ websites and social media channels: 103.3 KFR, 107.7 RKR, Kalamazoo’s Country 102.5, WKMI 1360, 95.3 WBCK and 104.9 The Edge. The intern will interact with TSM team members, listeners and media representatives to help build and maintain a strong brand image and disseminate information regarding each of TSM’s local stations.The position requires 15-20 hours per week.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The intern may work on the following projects:

  • Top-edit several posts and features
  • Share station posts on TSM’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
  • Write press releases and disseminate information to media outlets
  • Grow the local digital audience
  • Assist in creative projects, including videos and blogging
  • Attend TSM Southwest Michigan’s Live Events as part of the team and create content for the radio stations’ websites and social sites (ex: Oktobeerfest Kalamazoo, America On Tap Beer Fest, Wine Not? Winter Wine Festival, Ribfest, etc.)
  • Publicize news/events related to the greater community
  • Help develop a social media plan
  • Update and maintain media contact lists
  • Implement promotions online
  • Research local events, news and information and develop story ideas for online contributors
  • Other tasks as needed

Apply Below!

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