CBS Corporation Account Executive - Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Account Executive - Chicago

REF#: 28616

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


CBS Television Stations/Chicago seeks a top notch Account Executive for CBS/CW Owned and Operated stations to develop, maintain, service client accounts/relationships, negotiate and develop broadcast and online business.


The ideal candidate must have:

  • 5+ years multiple-market and/or local television sales experience.

  • Strong relationships in the marketplace.

  • Experience presenting and selling multi-platform and digital opportunities to all agency levels, as well as direct to clients.

  • Ability to actively identify new business opportunities and develop plans for new accounts to generate strategic partnerships that result in new sales revenue.

Applicants must possess a strong knowledge of current and emerging consumer and media trends, NSI and comScore. Excellent verbal and written presentation skills, along with strong organizational ability. Candidate must be PC literate (MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and well-versed in the competitive media landscape.

Knowledge of Wide Orbit traffic system is a plus. College degree preferred


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled