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Underwriting Account Executive - description below


KAFM Community Radio
Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc.
1310 Ute Avenue
Grand Junction, CO  81501


Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
 

UNDERWRITNG ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

KAFM Community Radio
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


DESCRIPTION

Department: Underwriting Sales, Fundraising
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Reports To: Executive Director

SUMMARY
The Underwriting Account Executive position secures underwriting and event sponsorship of programs for the support of KAFM Community Radio. We will provide the necessary tools and training for you to be successful. Salary: Base salary plus a generous commission.

OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Secures corporate funding for KAFM Community Radio, Digital Platforms and Event Sponsorships. Works to cultivate new sales, while maintaining and growing existing client relationships.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Service and develop ongoing relationships with corporate clients.
  • Create underwriting proposals and broadcast orders for clients.
  • Assist in developing client messaging and production.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organized and self-motivated.
  • Works well independently and with a team.
  • Provides above and beyond customer service.
  • Sells in a way that is consistent with KAFM’s mission, values, underwriting guidelines, and standard of excellence.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule.
  • Computer skills – MS Office and Canva, willingness to learn in-house databases.
 
RESPONSIBILITES
  • Responsible for exceeding sales goals and effectively managing a book of business.
  • Responsible for learning KAFM’s sales program.
  • Responsible for weekly and monthly activity tracking, projecting and forecasting future results.
  • Planning comprehensive marketing campaigns for underwriting partners utilizing all sales tools available, including qualitative, quantitative, and market research.
  • Responsible for submitting proposals to clients, broadcast order entry, and underwriting copy.
  • Creating strong and long-term working relationships with clients based on professional follow-through and service.
  • Work well in team-based collaborative culture.
  • Engage in all aspects of public radio, and non-profit culture.
 
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Proven track record of cold-calling, prospecting, appointment setting and presentation skills.
  • Proven track record of successfully achieving and exceeding sales revenue goals.
  • Marketing, advertising and fund-raising experience.
  • Persuasive communicator and closer with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, results oriented and goal focused.
  • Ethically minded as a representative of KAFM Community Radio.
  • In order for the position to be consider for remote working conditions you must have and maintain your own home office space.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
 
How to Apply
Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Cyrene @ KAFMcommunityradio.org 

Human Resources
Grand Valley Public Radio Company, Inc.
KAFM Community Radio
1310 Ute Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
 
KAFM Community Radio is an equal opportunity employer.

No Phone Calls Regarding This Position.

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