State University of New York at Oswego RF WRVO Underwriting Account Manager in Oswego, New York
Location: Oswego, NY Category: Research Foundation Posted On: Thu Oct 28 2021 Job Description:
WRVO Public Media is an award-winning non-profit, non-commercial, multi-platform news and information service, licensed to the State University of New York. An NPR member station, WRVO serves residents of central and Northern New York State from broadcast studios and offices located on the campus of the State University of New York at Oswego, with a satellite studio located in downtown Syracuse. We inform, educate and entertain the citizens of central New York with a listener-focused approach.
The Research Foundation for SUNY invites applications for a WRVO Underwriting Account Manager. While this position is affiliated with SUNY Oswego this is not a New York State position.
Posting Date: October 28, 2021
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Benefit Information: The Research Foundation for SUNY offers an excellent benefit package, for more information click here (https://benefits.rfsuny.org/) .
Date of Appointment: As Soon As Possible
Description of Responsibilities: The Underwriting Account Manager is WRVO Public Media's liaison to local and regional businesses, organizations and professional service providers who support WRVO through program sponsorship ("underwriting"), and is responsible for identifying and approaching potential clients with a goal of building underwriting revenue for the organization. The Underwriting Account Manager writes contract agreements, assists in the development of on-air and online messages, and helps facilitate insertion orders in the WRVO traffic system. The Underwriting Account Manager is afforded extended flexibility to complete their responsibilities from remote locations and/or through non-traditional working hours, at the discretion of management.
Responsibilities also include:Underwriting Support -
Research, identify and approach potential program sponsors; present plans and ideas on how they can reach WRVO's audience with their marketing message
Maintain relationships with existing clients to assure their ongoing support wherever possible, including presenting new plans and ideas when necessary
Work with clients to write effective on-air underwriting copy which conforms to FCC guidelines and WRVO policy
Monitor existing progress of contracts and flights to assure clients' expectations are being met
Assist in developing new promotional packages (i.e. Summer Destinations) for client consideration
Serve as liaison between clients and WRVO air/creative staff for details regarding on-air scripts, graphics, etc. as necessary
Identify and pursue potential "underwriting-for-service" trade opportunities which may provide benefit for WRVO and/or its listeners; all trade agreements are at the discretion of WRVO management
Work with management to update spot rates ("Rate Card") as necessary
Engage with the broader business community through networking events, conferences, etc. as opportunities and station finances allow
Generate appropriate reports from WRVO's traffic and billing software to determine on-air underwriting inventory, track sales performance, and monitor clients' underwriting activities
Assist in preparing monthly underwriting billing
Attend and participate in WRVO station events as assigned
Represent WRVO at meetings, conferences and other activities as assigned
Assist with WRVO on-air fundraisers in a variety of capacities, as necessary; includes, but may not be limited to: securing food donations, providing telephone support, and other responsibilities as assigned
Provide office assistance - which may include answering phones, sorting and processing mail, etc. - when necessary
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://ww1.oswego.edu/diversity/) . As such, the WRVO Corporate Support Representative will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Knowledge of the Central New York business community
Willingness to seek support from diverse, non-traditional sources
Strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and meet goals and deadlines
A commitment to diversity and inclusion in professional work, professional development, and service
Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent experience at the time of appointment
A familiarity with public media and/or non-profit organizations
Previous sales experience, preferably in media or a related field
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
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