Sales Assistant

Cumulus Media Knoxville , TN 37902

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

CUMULUS MEDIA | Knoxville seeks a detailed and energetic individual to serve as a full time Sales Assistant for our 3-station cluster. The assistant is an integral part of a radio advertising team and provides administrative support to the sales and administrative departments. The ideal candidate will be dependable, hardworking and have the ability to balance multiple deadline-oriented projects with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced work environment.

CUMULUS | Knoxville is home to three of Knoxville's favorite radio stations - WIVK 107.7, WOKI NewsTalk 98.7 and Sports Radio WNML AM990/FM99.1. At Cumulus Knoxville we are Home of the Tennessee Volunteers and are located near downtown Knoxville.

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media 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 447 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary role is acting as a liaison between our sales team, sales management, our clients and our other inter-company departments

  • Organize and input both new and revised orders and provide customer care to support revenue growth, help eliminate internal and external problems, and grow our business

  • Assists Account Executives with orders and uploading spot traffic as needed

  • Prepares and assembles research, Futuri Topline vendor reports, goal setting information and other business reports

  • Keep sales materials/ media kits up to date

  • Acts as back-up for receptionist and, on occasion, promotions

  • Answers telephones, types correspondence and schedules appointments as requested

  • Maintains account lists and mailing lists and employee lists

  • Provide support to clients by providing documents, forms and other paperwork to ensure seamless execution of client media buys

  • Assist Traffic Managers by gathering copy and traffic and working to solve clearance issues; described as continuity

  • Works on highly time sensitive projects, adhering to deadlines

  • Manages multiple project requests simultaneously with quick turnaround time

  • Responsible for entering National orders and commercial copy

  • Additional duties as designated by the Market Manager or Business Manager related to sales or administrative functions

Job Requirements


  • Previous experience in sales, administration, marketing, advertising and/or promotions preferred

  • Extensive computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, image manipulation, social media and the ability to adapt to proprietary computer systems; including Wide Orbit, Vcreative, and other systems

  • Background in radio station continuity or sales helpful

  • Self-starter that is detail oriented, organized, and must be excellent at written and oral communication and possess strong multitasking skills

  • Dependable with a strong work ethic and possess a team player attitude

  • Aptitude to make decisions and work independently without immediate direction or supervision

  • Ability to interact with management and staff at all levels

  • A valid driver's license, satisfactory completion of a motor vehicle record check, and if the position requires use of applicant's own vehicle, proof of insurance is required.

  • All new hires must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of hire, subject to legally-mandated accommodations

What we offer:

  • Competitive pay

  • Professional growth and career path

  • Focused, responsible and collaborative work environment with the ability, to ask "what if" and try innovative solutions

  • Medical Dental & Vision Insurance Coverage

  • 401K

  • Paid Vacation & Holidays

For immediate consideration, please visit

For more information about CUMULUS MEDIA, visit our website at:

CUMULUS MEDIA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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