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About CUMULUS MEDIA 

 

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 433 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 88 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), approximately 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One platforms make CUMULUS MEDIA one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. The Cumulus Radio Station Group and Westwood One are the exclusive radio broadcast partners to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulusmedia.com.


Account Executive

Department: Sales
Location: San Francisco, CA

Cumulus Media | San Francisco sales is looking to hire a dynamic forward-thinking mid to senior level Account Executive who is seeking a strong career opportunity in outside local sales and has the keen ability and determination to sell the power of our audiences through various platforms: on-air, digital, mobile and event. 

Candidates must have the ability to develop/retain new business, secure face-to-face qualified sales calls, manage/grow account portfolios, prioritize their day/work assignments, meet deadlines, sales budgets, and deal effectively with other departments. Professional training will be provided immediately including but not limited to prospecting, cold calling, sales presentations, negotiating and closing skills, media knowledge, event and digital sales, and coverage of topics such as agency strategy and client level selling. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Able to identify client business needs by gaining a deep understanding of their goals, objectives and processes as well as their external environment including key market and consumer trends to proactively develop customized advertising solutions to meet client objectives
  • Deliver effective multi-platform, integrated sales presentations (broadcast, digital, events); negotiation and closing
  • Beyond our broadcast products, have strong familiarity and become full-versed in selling both Cumulus’ station digital assets (e.g. streaming, stations website and social advertising) and digital audience extension products to deliver a complete marketing solution to advertisers
  • Excel at prospecting and aggressively seeking new clientele by networking, cold calling, canvassing, referrals or other means to build and maintain a full pipeline of sales prospects
  • Follow all station and corporate procedures for preparing orders, resolving billing issues, submitting regular reports regarding sales, pipeline lists, forecasts and competitive analysis
  • Stay abreast of the competitive landscape and emerging technologies to best position Cumulus in the marketplace
  • Think creatively and generate original ideas

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, social networking platforms and CRM tools
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience developing new business relationships in an outside sales role
  • Excellent presenter to clients of sales opportunities and post-sale successes
  • Strong understanding of lead generation and ability to connect with viable prospects
  • Comprehension of sales metrics in order to fill a sales funnel and robust pipeline of residual business
  • Positive attitude with the willingness to get beyond comfort zone to grow professionally
  • High energy and passion for the job
  • Flexible and creative
  • Digitally savvy
 

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to embark on a career with a fast growing media company in the U.S.  
  • Recognition and reward for outstanding performance
  • Competitive pay and the ability to increase income
  • Benefits, vacation, and paid holidays offered for all full time employees 
    • Benefits Include:  Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account (Company Match), 401K (Company Match), and Life & Disability coverage

Who we are:

Cumulus Media San Francisco is home to six of the Bay Area's favorite radio stations –KNBR 680 & 1050, KFOG, KSAN (107.7 The Bone), KGO, and KSFO. Our award-winning stations feature Music that Matters on KFOG; Classic Rock on The Bone; Legendary News and Talk Programming on KGO & KSFO; and the best sports coverage and live broadcasts of the Giants and the 49ers on KNBR, The Sports Leader. At Cumulus San Francisco we strive to hire passionate, driven, resourceful, problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio to success. 

Cumulus owns and operates 446 radio stations in 90 U.S. markets, as well as Westwood One Networks, serving over 8,000 stations worldwide. Over 225 million people per week engage with a Cumulus or Westwood One asset making it an exciting and unique career opportunity! We are constantly creating new windows for success and strive to provide world class tools to help you succeed and reach your full potential as an employee. 

For more information about Cumulus Media, please visit www.cumulusmedia.com/work-here.

Cumulus Media, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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