AT&T Sales Support Specialist in Houston, Texas

/ROOT SPORTS/ Southwest is the television home of the Houston Astros, Houston Rockets. The network reaches approximately 4.2 million households across five states and delivers more than 250 live events each year- all of which are available in high definition. ROOT SPORTS Southwest is owned and operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC and is now part of the AT&T family. It operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Rocky Mountain Pittsburgh and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and have exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 25 teams and conferences.

Sales Support Specialist - DIRECTV Sports Networks

The Sales Support Specialist will be responsible for a variety of tasks related to our Ad Sales, including order entry, preparing sales presentations, keeping accurate ratings information, inventory management and other client related needs. The candidate must be detail oriented team oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks.

This position is based in Houston, Texas and reports to the General Sales Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist the sales team in the day-to-day operations of local sales including but not limited to inventory management, order entry, order management, ratings information.

  • Work with General Sales Manager on new sales initiatives, to present to the sales staff.

  • Work directly with the local sales staff on client order management and presentation materials.

  • Manage sporting event tickets for client distribution.

  • Work with research software to develop sales strategies for both local and national clients.

  • Manage new client activity list and prospecting list for all local Sales needs.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Punctual, regular and consistent attendance.

  • Bachelor s degree in communications/journalism or like field preferred

  • This is an entry level position. Experience in television, sports or cable industries is a plus.

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft products including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects

  • Excellent personal and communication skills

  • Ability to work well with others

  • Occasional extended hours with evening and weekend client related events

  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities a must

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Category: Corporate Support

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