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Kentucky Public Radio Network (KPRN) seeks a statewide Director of Sales.
The Kentucky Public Radio Network is a consortium of eight Kentucky public radio stations with a massive media footprint. It reaches a monthly audience of more than 610,000 of Kentucky’s most influential people across the Commonwealth. The network includes Louisville Public Media, WEKU in Richmond/Lexington, WKYU in Bowling Green, WKMS in Murray, and Cincinnati Public Radio.

Reporting to the Vice President of Business Partnerships at Louisville Public Media, you’ll work with businesses and organizations to connect them with public media audiences through broadcast on the Kentucky Public Radio statewide network, as well as sponsorship of stations’ podcasts, websites and newsletters, and special programs and events.

You’ll exercise creativity, strategic thinking and strong communication skills daily as you present opportunities for businesses and organizations to market their products, services and organization initiatives to our audience and be recognized as supporters of public media. You will work to win new clients across the state while also maintaining and growing the existing KPRN client base, and have the freedom to work from KPRN stations, or from a location that best suits your needs.

What You’ll Do

● Establish and maintain new client relationships, and develop existing ones

● Refine a prospective client database of Kentucky’s business and agency influencers

● Express the unique value that public media offers in a competitive media marketplace

● Research and prepare proposals to meet prospective client needs

● Work and regularly communicate in collaboration with local KPRN stations

● Foster an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion

What We’ll Do

● Compensate you at a range of $44,000 to $48,000 base salary annually plus high potential commission-based earnings

● Invest in your professional growth through individual direction and training

● Keep you connected with our industry through conferences and professional associations

● Provide you with an excellent benefits package that includes paid time off, health insurance and 401(k)

● Invite you into a culture that is supportive, transparent, experimental and accountable

Key Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

● Proven success in outside sales

● Safe driving record and reliable transportation

● Strong communication skills and ability to build and maintain relationships

● Excellent written and interpersonal skills

● Must be able to work occasional non-standard hours

● Fluency with all types of client communication platforms

● Knowledge of/experience working with Kentucky state agencies and significant Kentucky employers is a plus

If this is you, please submit your resume, cover letter and three references before May 3 to resume@lpm.org.

WEKU is looking for organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job applicants or have job applicants to refer.

If your organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at WEKU, please notify WEKU Director & General Manager Mike Savage at mike.savage@eku.edu, or mail to: WEKU Job Openings, 521 Lancaster Ave., 102 Perkins Bldg., Richmond, KY 40475.

Eastern Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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