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Sales Assistant

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Tribune Company

Chicago, IL

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Overview Provide administrative support to a group of account executives as well as the sales department as a whole. Candidate must have experience with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and be interested in working on a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities Enters/edits orders in traffic system

Generates reports related to sales activities

Creates/revises proposals, recaps and various presentation documentation/correspondence for account executives regarding their accounts

Creates audio recordings of on-air segments

Communicates often and effectively with traffic department to ensure campaigns run correctly

Serves as the initial contact person for clients when account executives are out of the office

Organizes and maintains the sales drive for the staff, keeping sales pieces up-to-date

Coordinates, creates and updates programming and promotional pieces to be used by sales staff

Creates and updates media kit informational pieces

Provides additional administrative support as required

Answers phones, files, general office admin

Qualifications Demonstrates impeccable attention to detail

Is a self-starter, working both quickly and efficiently

Manages time; focuses on urgent/important tasks; avoids procrastination; meets deadlines

Adapts well to shifts in priorities and urgencies

Anticipates salespeople's needs and is proactive to follow-up

Is conscientious and automatically double-checks work

Learns quickly

Assumes responsibility and accountability for assignments and tasks

Exhibits good interpersonal skills; collaborates with others; maintains composure when faced with difficult situations and personalities

Goes above and beyond without being asked

Exercises good judgment

Exhibits excellent communication skills, including listening, speaking and writing

Possesses an optimistic, can-do attitude

Is reliable and trustworthy

Must be willing to submit to a background check

Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States


4 year college degree

Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Info Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit


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Tribune is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting. In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Sun Sentinel (South Florida), Orlando Sentinel, Hartford Courant, The Morning Call and Daily Press. The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations, WGN America on national cable and Chicago’s WGN-AM. Popular news and information websites complement Tribune’s print and broadcast properties and extend the company’s nationwide audience.

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