Maine Public is seeking an individual with an affinity for public radio and television to join our thriving Business Development team as a full-time Underwriting Sales Representative in Portland, Maine. The Underwriting Sales Representative is responsible for developing revenue by soliciting business, non-profit, and foundation support in the form of underwriting on radio and television as well as advertising in print and on Maine Public’s digital platforms. Maintaining relationships with current underwriters and actively engaging in developing new business through marketing and media proposals are core responsibilities for this position. Collaborating with a team of five other Underwriting Sales Representatives, this position utilizes fundraising and sales techniques in working with clients, developing proposals, and delivering effective presentations. Additional responsibilities include maintaining client records, assisting with billing, promotion, scheduling, collections, etc.
The successful candidate must thrive in a professional and dynamic environment, work well both in a team environment and independently, and demonstrate an appreciation for public broadcasting.
Job Requirements: Three to five years’ experience in development, fundraising, sales or marketing is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills required. Knowledge of Nielsen and other media rating research tools preferred in addition to knowledge of broadcast advertising sales and service. Valid driver’s license is required. Hours vary as necessary for special events and activities and will occasionally include evenings and weekends. Regional travel for client meetings may be required.
Maine Public offers a competitive salary, commission structure, plus a comprehensive benefits package for employees including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, dental, vision, health/wellness reimbursements, and other supplemental benefits.
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by Sunday, May 12, 2019