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The Sales Planning department at ESPN Audio & Digital is responsible for developing advertising pricing, inventory modeling, forecasting, order approval, inventory management, remnant and per inquiry advertising loading for unsold spots, reporting of sales activities and other functions related to Sales Planning activities. The Sales Planning activities will span Radio and Digital (streaming and podcast), and Play-by-Play sports.
This position will be responsible for departmental duties that include:
◦ Coordinating with the Network Sales team on entering orders in the NCS & Operative 1 System.
◦ Compiling regular reports on available audio and digital inventory and sell-throughs for sales and the sales planning director.
◦ Coordinating with the Traffic department to ensure that competitive advertising separation is maintained within network Radio shows.
◦ Scheduling games and play-by-play activities.
◦ Investigating potential network inventory make goods associated with scheduling errors or failures.
◦ Coordinating all administrative duties including ad hoc reporting for the sales planning department.
Minimum of 2 years of Digital or Network Radio sales planning experience.
Experience working on detail-intensive activities.
Proficient media order entry and traffic software.
Has a solid knowledge of ESPN Audio and Digital networks, affiliates and products.
Has a solid understanding of Network Radio and Podcasting Ad Operations.
Has a solid knowledge of sports and sports media content.
Experience with or ability to gain a strong understanding of sales planning / traffic tools and processes.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
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