Broadcast Inventory Specialist
Employer: TEGNA Media Job Posted: 1/29/2020
Location: Dallas, TX Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:

We are growing! The TEGNA Commercial Operations (TCO) team is looking for talented and motivated people to join us as we integrate new television stations into our centralized traffic hub.

A broadcast Traffic department maximizes revenue for a television station through careful consideration of spot placement and program formatting. We describe our group as “Commercial Operations” because we do more than just place spots on a log; we work hand in hand with the sales, marketing/promotions, programming, news and engineering departments to create an on-air product that generates positive results for both our stations and clients. Our daily workflow has often been described as working a puzzle; we manipulate commercial inventory to maximize an advertiser’s return on investment.

A successful Inventory Specialist pays attention to detail, is customer-service oriented, shows initiative and is able to balance multiple projects and requests while meeting daily deadlines. Specific job requirements include:

• Using WideOrbit Traffic software, manage commercial inventory by accurately preempting or placing spots on the broadcast log
• Meet daily log finalization deadlines and clear oversold inventory 13 weeks out
• Understand and follow spot placement guidelines to ensure client specifications are met
• Verify the broadcast log is maximized for revenue and meets product and advertiser separation requirements
• Collaborate with TCO and station teammates to identify and communicate revenue opportunities to the sales team
• Process sales orders and assist sales team with accurate order entry
• Various other duties as assigned


• High school diploma (required)
• Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, or a related field (preferred)
• Broadcasting, cable or radio traffic or sales support experience (preferred)
• WideOrbit traffic system knowledge (preferred)
• Proficient with computer software/applications, including Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word and Excel (required)
• Attention to detail and strong organizational skills (required)
• Desire to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment (required)
• If you have relevant work experience, we are willing to train the right candidate

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