Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is eligible for performance based incentive pay. Location: 4516 University Way NE Suite 310 Seattle, WA 98105
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
KUOW is the Puget Sound Region's NPR-affiliated public radio service for local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming. We serve more than one million users monthly: on-air, online, live streaming and on demand. KUOW operates four broadcast frequencies in Seattle and Western Washington State and produces discrete content services on an additional two HD channels. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed publicone challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.
The station is licensed to the University of Washington, which is assisted in its operation and management by Puget Sound Public Radio, a private nonprofit corporation established in 1999 and governed by a community board.
KUOW's intent is to be the finest possible provider of news from both within and beyond our region. By doing so, we hope to enable our audience to be better citizens of the world and participants in our local community. We intend to push hard with ever better local/regional coverage: deeper reporting, broader reach and inclusiveness, and to establish emotional connections that resonate and connect citizens. By helping the citizens of the Puget Sound enrich their personal truths, tempered through the perspectives of their fellow citizens, KUOW works to bind us together through common understanding rather than rend us. To help in this mission KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Business Support Representative. Reporting to the Director, Business Support, this individual is responsible for soliciting and obtaining contributions from businesses and organizations in support of KUOW public radio, on-air, on-line and events.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages sales and service for sponsors and/or their advertising/public relations agencies to achieve business support revenue goals. Cultivates and maintains relationships with existing clients. Actively cold calls and develops new clients through direct contact with businesses and corporations or their agencies.
Actively promotes corporate support for the station.
Consults with clients to develop proposals and non-broadcast opportunities for support. Discovers prospects' business objectives, mission, values and marketing and community relations activities, goals and priorities. Analyzes and interprets audience and market research to present an appropriate match with station listeners.
Represents the stations at meetings and events. Makes sales presentations to large and small groups in support of revenue objectives.
Negotiates pricing, terms and copy that conform to FCC and station policies. Prepares contracts and writes on-air copy. Assists with other fund raising activities as directed.
Bachelor's degree and two years' experience in broadcast, digital media or other media sales.
Demonstrated skills in sales, cold calling and business development, written and oral communications, organizing and prioritizing work
Computer literacy with Microsoft Office Suite.
Must possess general business acumen and understanding of marketing communications, sales promotion strategy, syndicated research and applications.
Familiarity with and appreciation of public radio programming, ability to provide professional representation to the business community.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Commitment to providing high quality, consistent service.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Conditions of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.