Corporate Support Representative

Title Corporate Support Representative
Categories Administrative and Professional Career Postings
Search # PG-0048-23
Employee Type Full-time Professional
Department Boise State Public Radio
Status Open
Position Summary

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position of Corporate Support Representative.  Boise State Public Radio, seeks a Corporate Support Representative for its corporate underwriting program. This position develops and solicits prospects for underwriting of public radio programs. Responsibilities include servicing clients with copy writing, scheduling, billing, accounting and research; soliciting corporate challenge grants and in-kind donations for use during on-air campaigns; developing print materials to aid corporate solicitations. This is an unusual position in that it operates in a highly commercialized environment (media sales) but must do so within the boundaries of and with sensitivity to a not-for-profit, non-commercial media outlet. Salary will include base pay and the potential for commission payments. Access to an automobile or personal transportation is required.

You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Sales and Marketing: Develop and maintain relationships with local and regional clients and advertising agencies by responding to prospect inquiries regarding underwriting and sponsorship opportunities; develop and research prospects; initiate sales calls; prepare proposals; close sales; assist in the creation of marketing materials to be used as sales tools.
  • Account Maintenance: Maintenance of existing accounts to include: reconcile insertion orders with invoices; review invoices prior to mailing; answer customer inquiries regarding billing and the airing of their radio spots and radio copy; prepare Underwriting Agreements for customers execution;  sales order entry; work with customers to develop radio copy and prepare voicing requests to be voiced by radio talent; contact customers with regard to past due accounts.
  • Misc. Duties: Miscellaneous duties to include: participate in semiannual pledge drives as assigned; soliciting companies to participate in the form of Challenge Grants, prize or testimonial providers. Assist with special events and community outreach.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent plus 2 years of professional experience
  • Strong communication skills including diplomacy, negotiating, writing correspondence, and oral presentations to individuals and groups. Outside sales experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5 years of media experience
  • Knowledge of public broadcasting
  • Demonstrated success in commercial sales or non-profit corporate fund raising
  • Knowledge of audience demographics or market analysis

 

Salary

Base salary, plus commission, and an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: http://hrs.boisestate.edu/careers/benefits/ .

 

If This Sounds Like the Job for You

Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position.  Attach a resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information.  Required documents should be emailed to Krista Doble, kristadoble@boisestate.edu.

 

Close Date Review of documents will begin immediately and will continue until filled.
Additional Information

About the University:  http://www.boisestate.edu/

 About the City of Boise:  http://www.boisechamber.org/

 About the Department:  www.boisestatepublicradio.org

 

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