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Radio sales & sponsor development leader needed (Seattle)


Waking Up Orwell is looking for an experienced sales leader to develop community partnerships and line-up sponsors for the program.

Affiliate progamming is in our sights, but we will need to hit the ground running to sustain 26-30 week comittments.

We need a start-up leader who is available to train and partner on radio advertising sales for a Seattle Metro affiliate, work with programming and production staff and help sustain the program for a successful season.

Compensation: 60-75% shared profits in partnership, straight commission, once start-up goals are met. 

This prospect will appeal to you if you are motivated by:

  • Commission profits based and expanding radio listenership
  • Unconventional radio
  • Progressive or civil libertarian causes
  • Creativity & humor
  • Intrepid, groundbreaking analysis, and truth in reporting
  • Developing and expanding a sales & affiliate team
  • Someone with longterm vision for community, advocacy and public interest

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A sales rep who has worked on controversial news-talk programming
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Station sales and programming staff, as necessary
  • Exhibits strong value of sales & programming goals, a broadcast investor
  • Possesses an understanding of opinion journalism and issues affecting radio news industry markets
  • Experience in developing community promotions as part of sales & broadcast relations
  • Sales management and development of a small team
  • A good track record with broadcast or new media sales results
  • Ability to penetrate new markets quickly
  • 5-7 years experience with sales contracts and proposals
  • A B/A in Marketing, Communications and/or Public Relations

Please send c/v or resume and cover letters to the attention of Sheila Dean with SALES in the subject line to : 

METATAGS: marketing, sales, advertising, radio, news,  opinion, talk, Libertarian,

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