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  • Hearst Television - Broadcast Media Sales

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Colchester, VT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Colchester, VT
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hearst Television full-time (More than a year)


    Hearst is an incredible company to be a part of and offers a lot of opportunity for growth, as fast or as slow as you want it. If you show desire and perform well, you can go far. With 31 Television Stations to chose from and a proven track record on a sales team at one of them, opportunities to move up into management are there. It is a fast paced environment where, as an account executive in sales, your income is incentivized through a commission structure that pays well, and a support team that backs you to find success and earn a great living. Hearst Television is equipped to offer sales teams numerous tools (like research for selling) and integrative, top of the line products that are progressive and up to date (like with digital) to offer comprehensive solutions to local advertisers.


    Can be high pressure at times with short deadlines to make - time management is key. You're running your own book of business while answering to a team of managers who are there to run the station top-down and enable you on the streets. You really need to have a dedication to your work, daily focus is key, and multi-tasking is a huge part. Often you need to find time to do your 'busy work' after hours or on the weekend, as there can be times where this is just so much. This is definitely not a traditional 9-5 career where you leave your work at the office, it's a 24-7 job that requires you to think on your feet, be responsive, and be a part of the community. These are not necessarily cons, but are important to consider.

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    Television Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Hearst Television (Winston-Salem, NC) in June 2014.


    Apply online, heard about a month later. Two phone interviews and one in person interview. Was given a 'producer assignment' on ideas I could bring to the station. Last interview - asked to come in and was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some things the station can improve on?   1 Answer


    Easy to negotiate.

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Website www.hearsttelevision.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

One might wonder whether or not Hearst Television ever shows "Citizen Kane" on its stations. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation (Hearst family patriarch William Randolph Hearst was the inspiration for the 1941 film). It is one of the leading TV groups in the US with about 30 stations (both owned and managed) serving more than two dozen markets around the country. The stations reach nearly 20% of US households and are primarily affiliated with the ABC and NBC networks. The firm also manages two Hearst radio stations in Baltimore. Hearst ... More

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