The Sports Account Executive position is an outside sales position based out of the broadcast facility in Rockville, Maryland. Account Executives are experienced media sales professionals able to generate revenue from local and regional advertisers and advertising agencies. The ideal candidate has a proven track record in advertising sales with an understanding of the Sports Talk format and personality driven content. Our account executives sell advertising across popular sports talk shows like Mike & Mike in the Morning, Tony Kornheiser, the Sports Fix, Inside the Locker Room, and the Sports Reporters as well as a wide array of play-by-play sporting events including Redskins Football, Orioles Baseball, University of Maryland Football and Basketball, NFL Playoffs, Super Bowl, and Georgetown University Basketball. We are looking for a self-starter with a consultative sales approach who is pro-active in generating new business and increasing advertising from existing advertisers.
Red Zebra Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
1. Job emphasis is on selling new business through cold calls and existing account lists.
2. Proactively prospecting and qualifying potential new advertising accounts.
3. Sell advertising and sponsorship opportunities on ESPN 980 and espn980.com.
4. Present persuasive sales presentations to all levels of an organization.
5. Successfully close accounts in excess of $50,000 annually and manage a business exceeding $1,000,000 in yearly revenue.
1. Minimum of 2 to 3 years advertising sales experience with proven success.
2. Strong sales and customer service skills.
3. Superior phone, in-person, and written communication abilities.
4. Strong understanding of marketing dynamics including demographic and psychographic targeting and branding positions.
5. Results oriented, accountable, strong work ethic, proven negotiation skills.
6. Outstanding computer skills including solid knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
7. 4-year college degree, preferably Marketing and Advertising.
Interested candidates contact Anthony Verni at email@example.com
Who is the internship for?
Are you good with Photoshop? Like designing graphics or websites? Like to make/edit videos? Or perhaps you're into sports journalism or broadcasting? If so, an ESPN 980 Multi-Media Web Internship is your dream internship come true!
About the Internship
Interns will work on various multi-media tasks and projects dealing with ESPN 980 and ESPN980.COM. Internships will cater to the Intern's desired focus. With all the multi-media action we got going on now and in the pipeline, there's sure to be something creative and productive for you to do. The work environment is laid-back, but professional and the people are great. Learn what the "real-world" is like as the forces of radio, ESPN, Redskins media, DC Sports, sales, programming, social media, video, and the internet collide within the realm of ESPN 980.
Testimonals"My experience at ESPN 980 has been by far the best internship I have done since coming to college. I really felt that my web, design and video skills really improved and the projects that we did really made the experience worthwhile. I've been a sports fan my entire life and being able to create videos with the distinguished radio talent was really neat! I would tell anyone who wants to have a future in sports media needs to know how work the Internet and this internship covers it all. It is a great, fun, learning experience and I would do it all over again if I could!"
~ Amanda from American University
"Coming to intern at ESPN 980 has easily been one of the best experience's of my college career up to this point. The daily tasks I was assigned provided me an opportunity to actually use many of the skills I have worked on in school and on my own. Sports and web design are two great passions in my life, and I was able to tie the two together here more than I could have ever expected. I would highly recommend this internship to anyone looking to learn more about all types of media (because we literally dealt with them all!!!)."
~ TJ from The Catholic University of America
1. THIS IS AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE ASPIRING TO BECOME WEBMASTERS, GRAPHIC DESIGNERS, WEB DESIGNERS, SPORTS JOURNALISTS, VIDEOGRAPHERS, or PROFESSIOANL PHOTOGRAPHERS one day. Summer 2014 Internship inquiries are currently being ACCEPTED so apply today!
2. This is an unpaid internship. Interns receive college credit (credits determined by your school and is usually reflective of total internship hours worked).
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Enzo - Creative Director of Digital Media) and tell me:
1. Why you're interested in the internship
2. Why you would be a good intern
3. Your school and year
4. Contact info (including phone #)
5. (Optional) Feel free to attach resumes, sample work, website url's, etc.
ESPN980 Street Team Member
ESPN 980 is in search of a few good all stars to join our street team! As an ESPN 980 street team member, you will gain a first hand perspective into the many aspects of the sports radio, marketing and advertising industries!
Setting up event and staging elements, attending promotions which include Redskins Games, Remote Broadcasts, station events, and sales appearances.
Supporting programming staff during live broadcast, and listener interaction.
Must be dedicated, hard-working, self motivated and open to learning new skills through hands-on experience.
Must apply creativity and initiative to all projects.
Clear verbal, written and typing/computer skills are essential.
Knowledge of media, sports and entertainment industries is preferred.
Must have access to reliable transportation, a clean driving record, and a comfort level driving station vehicles.
Be able to lift at least fifty pounds and be able to learn how to set up station display materials.
Be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Ability to work a minimum of ten to twelve hours a week during football season.
Be able to work well in a team environment.
If interested, send your resume, cover letter and a headshot to Dan Wurtzel at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Principal Job Functions:
The purpose of this internship is to give students an opportunity to learn and provide support in the day to day operations of the Marketing & Client Services department. Responsibilities may include designing and creating new sales materials, planning and assisting in the execution of station promotional events, supporting the sales and marketing teams, client and market research, and working at station remote broadcasts including home game dates. Interns may also work with clients on day to day projects involving game day marketing campaigns and on-air advertising.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Applicants must be dedicated, hard-working, self motivated and open to learning new skills through hands-on experience. Must apply creativity and initiative to all projects. Clear verbal, written and typing/computer skills are essential. Knowledge of media, sports and entertainment industries is preferred. Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word programs are used daily.
Requirements and Reporting Structure:
This is an unpaid internship and students must earn college credit. Students must be entering at least their junior year in college to be considered. The main office location of Red Zebra Broadcasting is in Rockville, MD and applicants must be able to provide their own transportation to the station as well as possible events at FedEx Field in Landover, MD or Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA.
If Interested: Please email a cover letter and resume to Rachel Northridge, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
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Red Zebra Broadcasting is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
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