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Sales Assistant
 
POSITION TYPE:  Full-Time / Part Time

 

ABOUT US

Blarney Stone Broadcasting, a 2017 SBDC Best Small Business of the Year recipient, co-owned by Sheryl and Jerry Coyne, operates WQON (100.3 FM), Q100.3, The Only Place for Rock & Roll – 60,000 watts; WGRY (101.1 FM), CBS Sports Talk - 6,000 watts and WMQU-AM (1230 AM), The Catholic Light of Northern Michigan.

Blarney Stone Broadcasting assumed ownership of the three stations based in Grayling, MI in October 2012 and within two years, have become a profitable, viable broadcasting leader in the region.  In November 2016, Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc., entered into a Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) with Northern Broadcast, Inc., pending final FCC Sale of six FM stations including 92.5 WFDX (100,000 watts) / 94.3 WFCX (20,500 watts), Fox Music Radio; 97.5 WKLT (32.000 watts) / 98.9 WKLZ (100,000 watts), KLT The Rock Station; 105.5 WSRJ (17,000 watts) / 106.7 WSRT (100,000 watts), ESPN Northern Michigan.  Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc., operates all six LMA stations plus four major northern Michigan websites including wklt.com, 943thefoxfm.com, espnupnorth.com and q100-fm.com. 

Blarney Stone Broadcasting is a community orientated media resource in Northern Michigan dedicated to providing local information, entertainment and promotions focused on the needs of the audience and the businesses that serve the audience. Our family owned business is expanding our staff in 2018.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc., has an immediate opening for an Sales Assistant in Grayling and/or Traverse City, Michigan. This position provides administrative support to the Sales Department as well as the entire team. 

 

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Provides support in sales administration, generates sales-related reports, and acts as an extension of the sales team.
  • Provides administrative and/or process support for contract administration, customer service and order history.
  • Acts as an extension of the sales team by assisting with sales material creation, order entry, production entry, sponsorship proposals and recaps. 
  • Generates contract confirmations, reports related to sales activities & revenue data including payment report and A/R.
  • Responds to client requests, e.g., spot times.
  • Responsible for shipping/receiving of UPS/FedEx/DHL mail and dropping off the daily mail at the Post Office (if convenient)
  • Assist in the monthly billing/invoicing process.
  • Filing of order entry and production orders.
  • Answer phones, greet people coming into the lobby, may facilitate listener prizes and other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Team-oriented and excel in a multi-tasking environment. Must be a self-starter who requires little or no supervision.
  • Superior organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work under pressure and deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Actively listens; clearly and effectively conveys information; uses professional telephone skills; demonstrates effective business writing skills; shows excellent grasp of grammar
  • Adapts to shifts in priorities and urgencies with a professional demeanor and understanding of business
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and have excellent typing skills.
  • Assumes responsibility & accountability for assignments and tasks

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

  • High School Diploma required
  • Some College (in Business or Accounting) preferred.

 

Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc., provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc., complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc., expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Blarney Stone Broadcasting’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

 

Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inv., offers competitive income potential, medical, dental, vision, life insurance benefits, vacation, sick, holiday pay and 401k retirement plans.  To apply, please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to tonja@blarneystonebroadcasting.com

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