Manager, National Sales Assistants

Tegna Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 days ago

Manage the National Sales Assistant (NSA) team. This includes direct management of the NSAs, who also have dotted line reporting into the Regional Sales Directors (RSDs). Coordinate and manage the internal workflow of sales activity for Premion generated by the Tegna National Sales and Premion National Sales teams. This position reports to the Vice President/Project, Pricing and Planning.


  • Manage 8 national sales assistants located in New York and other locations across the country, including day to day supervision and regular and annual performance evaluation

  • Determine proper workload distribution amount the NSAs and develop KPIs to measure performance

  • Provide coordination, support and execution assistance to the sales team

  • Train NSAs on order entry and other responsibilities

  • Work closely with the RSDs to ensure NSAs are providing adequate support

  • Communicate the process, procedures, & guidelines to sales

  • Work with the Sales and Planning teams in the development of RFP proposals & presentations

  • Partner with Pre-sales Operations Manager, Planning & Account Management teams to improve, document and communicate pre and post sales processes

  • Respond to sales team issues with swift, solutions-oriented responses

  • Serve as representative on cross departmental initiatives to improve end to end processes

Job Requirements:


  • College degree in business or related field

  • 5-7 years of sales support, enablement, account coordination or strategy experience

  • At least 2 years of management experience

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional knowledge and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

  • Proficiency with and Wide Orbit is required

  • Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced, high-pressured environment and to meet strict deadlines

  • Superior organizational skills - must be able to multi-task and manage multiple priorities with confidence, balance and vigor

  • Strong time management skills- ability to work successfully within tight deadlines

  • Travel: Rarely: less than 10%

  • Work Environment Set: Office: normally performed in a typical interior/office environment

  • Physical Demands Set: Sedentary work: Involves sitting most of the time; walking, lifting, bending, standing, etc.

Premion, a division of TEGNA, is the one-stop shop OTT advertising platform for regional and local advertisers. Through our direct relationships with over 100+ top-tier content providers, Premion simplifies the OTT buying process by placing ads alongside premium long-form (full-episode) and live streaming content across more branded networks than any other platform - in just one easy transaction.

Premion's advertising platform delivers advanced targeting and seamless integration across multiple networks. Advertisers are assured access to brand-safe and fraud-free, guaranteed inventory that reaches the fastest growing and highly engaged OTT audiences.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. For more information, visit [ Link removed ] - URL blocked - click to apply.

TEGNA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus.

EEO statement:

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information. TEGNA complies with all applicable laws related to accommodations.

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