The Community Idea Stations is seeking a Corporate Sponsorship Account Executive to secure and maintain funding for the local PBS affiliate (WVPT/WHTJ/WCVE). This is a full time position based in Charlottesville that reports to the Director of Corporate Sponsorship.
The Account Executive will prospect and cultivate relationships with potential sponsors for television, events, and digital sponsorship opportunities. This position will prepare underwriting materials and proposals for new and existing sponsors, present the case for sponsorship, and maintain on-going communication with clients.
Successful candidates will have at least two years’ experience in a sales role and experience volunteering or working for a nonprofit organization. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with a wide variety of people should possess well-developed public speaking and presentation skills Candidates should be comfortable working in Google docs and MS Office and have experience in relational databases. Candidates must have a love of public media and the ability to articulate its value and importance to the community.
Candidates should self-starters who are able to work a flexible schedule with minimal supervision. This position requires travel within the state; a valid Virginia driver’s license with a clean driving record is required.
The Community Idea Stations use the power of media to educate, entertain and inspire. We are the largest locally owned and operated media company in the region, each week reaching more than 300,000 people throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley of every age, demographic and economic circumstance through our TV and radio programs. Visit us at www.ideastations.org to learn more.
Our many employee benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) savings plan with match, and tuition reimbursement. We offer a generous amount of paid time off and holidays, flexible work arrangements, and a fun, casual atmosphere.
The Community Idea Stations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Community Idea Stations, Attn: Human Resources, 23 Sesame Street, Richmond VA 23235.
This position is open until March 18, 2019.