Local Sales Assistant

Posted by Sinclair Broadcast Group

Rochester, NY
Posted: 2020-01-30


WHAM: Rochesters news and marketing leader in Upstate New York. Were hard-working, were award winning, and we believe in the value of each and every member of our team. WHAM is seeking a detail oriented Local Sales/Traffic Assistant who has strong written and oral communication skills.


The Local Sales/Traffic Assistant assists the Sales Managers and Marketing Consultants in the daily operation of the sales department and is responsible for assisting in production of daily broadcast logs and assigning copy to local advertiser contacts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Process and maintain incoming commercials and instructions.
  • Contact agencies and marketing consultants and associates regarding missing commercial tapes and instructions.
  • Works closely with agencies, advertisers, marketing consultants and associates and centralized traffic hub to make sure commercial copy is accurate.
  • Provide client contracts and spot placements as requested.
  • Team environment including switchboard relief and backup responsibilities for other assistants.
  • Coverage as required within department for vacations or absences.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Sales and Sales Managers.
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Previous broadcast traffic/commercial operations and traffic systems experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • Must be obsessed with accuracy, detail, and focused on job responsibilities
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Organized to efficiently perform all aspects of the job.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Detail-oriented and able to perform consistently and effectively under daily deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Good communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.  Ability to develop and maintain client relationships.
  • PC-savvy: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Responsibilities cover multiple stations.


Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

To apply, visit Sinclair Broadcast Group - Careers

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: 100% company-paid life and disability, 401K match, employee stock plan, education reimbursement, and the ability to design your own comprehensive benefit package to suit you and your family’s every need. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer