Account Services Representative

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the "DECADES" Network, the "H&I" Network and the “Start TV” Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, St. Louis, Cedar City-St. George (Utah), Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Account Services Representative

General Job Description:

The Account Services Representative is responsible for maintaining all aspects of account management for the Chicago advertising sales team and providing timely and accurate information to the sales team and to the client.  Maintain assigned accounts on a day-to-day basis after the close of a sale, from order booking to invoice clearance.  This involves working with multiple departments such as Advertising Sales, Inventory Strategic Planning, Commercial Operations, Finance and Billing across all networks.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Develop a strong understanding of our products and capabilities to better develop solutions for advertisers.

Serve as the first line of contact with internal and external entities to ensure proper maintenance of advertisers’ schedules.

Support and enhance agency relationship by monitoring requests and ensuring commercial spots are booked according to guidelines.

Coordinator with Sales, P & I, and Client Service Management on the maintenance of agency accounts.

Assist the sales staff in all aspects of the order process

Responsible for stewarding all new and revised orders

Work with Billing and A/R to identify/resolve of invoice discrepancies and revenue reporting

Assist in the coordination of sales marketing materials

Develop a working relationship with the Traffic department guaranteeing a timely and precise order process

Answer phones, assist in general administrative duties, send out sales materials on a monthly basis

Performs necessary clerical functions as required to include compilation and dissemination of various reports to appropriate areas

Other duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent previous media industry experience.

Candidates must have MS PowerPoint, Word, Excel experience.

Must be able to deal with deadlines in a fast moving environment. 

Strong Written, verbal, negotiation and communication skills.   

Excellent computer and analytical skills are a must.

Must have the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively. 

Our Perks & Benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance package

Long Term Disability Insurance

HSA Plans

401k with Company Match

Vacation/PTO/Sick/Paid Holidays

Paid Qualified-FMLA Leave

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

Open air office environment

One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.