New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings for a local sales manager for stations in Columbia, Mo., and an account executive for a network-owned station in Philadelphia.
KQFX-NMIZ, the Networks of Mid-Missouri in Columbia, is looking for a highly motivated, competitive professional to lead its Fox and MyNetworkTV team as local sales manager. The station is owned by News Press & Gazette out of St. Joseph, Mo., a family-owned business.
The local sales manager is responsible for the financial success of the two stations. The position will be expected to implement the company’s plan to cultivate new local business, grow long lasting relationships with clients and shape a productive sales team through training and management. The position leads the revenue generating effort of the company through selling television air time, internet and special events. The company reserves the right to assign other related duties.
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Columbia is a city in central Missouri, about 120 miles between St. Louis to the east and Kanas City to the west. Columbia is often referred to the “Athens of Missouri” or the “Athens of the West” because of its classic beauty, architecture, and most notably, the columns at Mizzou. The city is home to the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Stephens College and Columbia College. It is the headquarters of the University of Missouri system, which houses campuses in St. Louis, Kansas City and Rolla. The college influence is everywhere you go in the city.
Because of the city’s excellent higher education programs, the job market and economy is booming here. That’s why Forbes listed Columbia in the top 20 best small places for business and careers. The city boasts a low crime rate and endless family-friendly events like watching movies in the park.
CoMo has a flourishing music scene, whether it’s alternative, traditional or jazz. The city is working harder every day to making bicycling around CoMo more friendly and enjoyable hosting events like Bike To Market Day and Bike, Walk and Wheel Week. Head to Rock Bridge Memorial State Park for the day where you can hike to check out the large cave system boasting a rock bridge, sinkholes, a spring and underground stream at the Devil’s Icebox. But if serious trails are what you’re looking for, head to the MKT trail, a 10-foot wide and five mile-long trail of crushed limestone built on the old railbed of the MKT railroad, for walking, jogging, running, and bicycling.
There’s always an event on the horizon in CoMo. Popular festivals include the annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show for old time exhibits and education along with crafting vendors, the monthly Family Fun Fest for a bunch of PG-rated entertainment, the Columbia Food & Wine Festival to stuff your face through the city’s best, and everyone’s favorite mellow Hot Summer Nights Festival, just to name a few.
WCAU, the NBC O&O in Philadelphia, needs an account executive. The ideal candidate has a track record of multi-platform selling and increasing revenue and share on their accounts. It’s looking for a high character, self-motivated team player with excellent organizational skills.
This candidate is energetic, passionate about new business, enjoys strategic planning and wants to win. They have developed solid relationships with their client base and they understand the value that WCAUand co-owned Telemundo62 can bring to a client’s campaign. This position is based out of our state of the art facility at the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia.
NBCUniversal says: “We believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.”
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There are cheesesteak and hoagie shops on nearly every corner. It’s a cottage industry around here. And of course, there’s WaWa, ask a local about that.
Colleges? Please. Penn, Drexel, Temple, St. Joe’s, Villanova, and my alma mater, West Chester Univeristy. They’re everywhere.
Sports team? The Eagles, the Phillies, the 76ers, the Flyers and the Union.
History? If you have to ask, maybe this isn’t for you.
Art, theater, music, and culture? Let me put it this way, you don’t have enough time to sample it all.
Outdoor? Parks, trails, woodlands, lakes, rivers, whether you’re in the city proper or in the suburbs, you can take your pick.
Philadelphia is two hours from New York, Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay, and Washington. It’s two hours to the shore, what we call the beaches in Jersey. You’re two hours to fishing, skiing and hiking in the Pocono Mountains.
Look, you’ll be working at an NBC O&O; once you get here, you’ll never want to live or work anywhere else. Got questions about living here? Call me. I know what I’m talking about.