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KRQE Seeks Account Executive

Details:

KRQE Media Group a CBS Affiliate in Albuquerque, NM seeks an Account Executive for its sales & marketing department. This position works within guidelines to increase sales volume with assigned accounts, aggressively seeks new customers for both TV and digital business, executes plans and strategies set forth by sales management, maintains awareness of the competition, and maintains visibility in the community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Implements strategies to consistently grow revenue and exceed revenue goals.

• Establishes credible relationships with local business community.

• Makes sales calls on existing and prospective clients.

• Develops new accounts and maximizes revenue on existing accounts.

• Prepares and delivers sales presentations to clients.

• Explains to customers how specific types of advertising will help promote their products or services.

• Provide clients with information regarding rates for advertising placement in all media.

• Works with clients and station personnel to develop results driven marketing solutions across multiple platforms.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Skills:

• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, or related field preferred.

• Ideal candidate has at least one year’s experience in sales, preferably in the media field.

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently.

• Experience achieving long-range objectives and implementing the strategies and actions to achieve them.

• Knowledge of Matrix, Kantar, and Wide Orbit Systems programs preferred.

• Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

• Ability to work extended hours, as needed.
To express your interest in this position, apply online at www.krqe.com.    The application deadline is open until the position is filled.

KOB Seeks Reporter/Photographer

Qualifications: 

Previous professional experience in news gathering required. Experience with AVID editing required. Candidate must be beyond the basics in shooting skills. The Farmington Bureau Chief must have strong news judgment and writing skills; ability to shoot, write and edit a news story; ability to deliver the news story from the field or the news desk.  Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently.  Must have a valid drivers’ license and a clean driving record, both will be checked.

Duties: 

This multi-media journalist position is located in the Farmington, NM bureau of KOB-TV, an Albuquerque based TV station.  The MMJ teleconferences into the daily editorial meeting in Albuquerque and is responsible for pitching turnable stories that are already researched and set up.  Once story assignments are approved, the MMJ will  shoot, write and edit the piece and deliver the story.  Must be willing to drive long distances and have the ability to work on tight deadlines The right candidate will work periodic shifts in our Albuquerque Newsroom to hone their skills.  Bureau Chief will have a high profile presence in the community to enhance KOB’s profile in the Four Corners. We love to promote from within. There are tremendous opportunities for growth and you will be working with a Management team that loves to coach.

Physical Requirements: 

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. The following physical requirements are typical, but not all-inclusive: Lifts and carries moderately heavy camera equipment including camera, tripod and lights. Ability to drive long distances in company vehicle under a variety of weather conditions. Work requires a great deal of walking, standing, bending and kneeling. Dexterity and knowledge to operate sensitive computer and editing equipment.

Apply to: 

http://www.kob.com/jobs
Job# 17-17
Albuquerque, NM
No Telephone Calls Please
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Response To Las Cruces Sun News Layoffs

The Las Cruces Sun News laid off three journalists this week and the editor resigned. The EL Paso times also laid off four journalists.

NMPolitics.net has details: Layoffs hit Las Cruces Sun-News again; top editor resigns

Here’s a statement from SPJ Rio Grande president Laura Paskus, on behalf of the board:

Already in New Mexico, we have too few reporters trying to cover too many issues. And many are doing that on a salary that’s not sustainable, and in a job that’s not guaranteed or secure. 

We’ve watched the disappearance of locally-owned newspapers. And we’ve watched corporations from out of state buy out newspapers and newsrooms. Neither of those have been good for the communities those papers serve. As out-of-state owners value profits above their employees and the communities they’re supposed to serve, all New Mexicans suffer.

Right now in New Mexico, we need more reporters covering the border. Not fewer. We also need more reporters covering oil and gas development in the San Juan Basin and the Permian Basin. We need more reporters covering WIPP and the proposed new facilities in southwestern New Mexico and west Texas.

In recent years, we’ve seen round after round of layoffs. And the latest announcements are disturbing, to say the very least. At this moment in history access to accurate information has perhaps never been more important.

Like most people, I read online newspapers and get my national and international news from media outlets outside the state. And I realize many people rely on cable television. But that access to more information about the nation and the globe can’t be at the expense of knowing what’s happening in our own neighborhoods and counties.

At a time when we need to know more — about one another, about what’s happening around us, and about how our governments operate — the news of these layoffs is very bad for all New Mexicans.