KPBS Account Executive
San Diego State University

San Diego, California

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KPBS Account Executive

Req No: 2023-15147
Category: Radio/TV/Multimedia
Type: Full-Time Contract
Salary: $3,616.60/mo plus commission
Close Date:

KPBS serves the greater San Diego community with informative, cultural, entertaining and educational television, radio, and web programming. KPBS TV/FM is the public television and radio station for San Diego. Licensed to San Diego State University, KPBS supports and furthers the university's educational and community service mission by informing, enlightening and empowering its audience. It does so not only by presenting national and locally produced programming of value to its San Diego audience, but also by producing programming about San Diego and its people for distribution nationwide.

The KPBS Corporate Development Department is responsible for securing support from corporations, foundations, individual businesses and government agencies. That support is recognized in the form of advertisements, underwriting, sponsorships or credits in our local, regional and national television and radio programming. The Corporate Development Department is also responsible for generating revenue through support of the website and various KPBS events. The department consists of one Manager, currently five account executives, three support personnel and one student assistant.

Perks you'll enjoy as a member of #teamKPBS

- Working on a college campus & in public media (access to campus facilities and staff discounts, farmer's market Tuesday's, tons of eateries, community events, entertainment)

- Hybrid schedule, remote work flexibility & casual work attire

- Paid time off on your birthday (can take on any day)

- 10 vacation days and 13 holidays off (enjoy 4+ days off over winter break)

- Enjoy a 'beautiful day in the neighborhood' with local employee discounts

- Opportunity drawings to attend SDSU basketball games, local concerts, and events

- Free wellness classes & programs

- Monthly pop-up events for staff & KPBS swag

- Full benefits packages that are unmatched (medical, dental, vision, life)

- Sick leave accruals and paid leave options

- On-site childcare at a discounted rate

- Opportunities for continued learning and professional development

- Flexible spending account(s)

- Employee assistance program

- Matching and voluntary retirement savings plan

Salary is $3,616.60/mo plus commission

The following information is intended to be representative of the work performed by incumbents in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of position responsibilities. Job descriptions may be changed at any time based on the needs of the department.

Sales 75%

  • Secure financial commitments for Radio and Television programs, website and various KPBS events in the form of underwriting/sponsorships from the business community, individuals, foundations, agencies and media buyers
  • Act as a liaison to the community; build and sustain strong relationships with our current and future supporters
  • Develop and maintain all revenue generating accounts; prospecting, initiating sales calls, sales appointments, presentations, proposals, and closing agreements
  • Supply internal accounting and reporting to service and maintain accounts
  • Work with clients to produce underwriting credits and/or web ads
  • Attend KPBS activities related to Corporate Development

  • Administration 15%
  • Manage monthly, quarterly and annual revenue goals by platform
  • Collect payments due KPBS from their accounts in a timely manner

  • Other Duties as Assigned 10%

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Four years professional experience in the areas of outside sales, advertising sales, fundraising, or marketing.

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Graduation from a four-year college/ university or equivalent
    • Five years local San Diego media sales experience
    • TV-Radio-web sales experience
    • Experience with Nielsen, Arbitron and Scarborough
    • Knowledge of public broadcasting

    • This position will remain open until filled
    • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with SDSU Research Foundation/KPBS
    • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer

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