Director of Sales

WLNE, the ABC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, is looking for a director of sales to drive local and digital sales.

This position is responsible for leading a multi-faceted sales strategy, growing share by serving local clients, developing results producing digital campaigns, and developing brand new TV/Digital business.

The Director of Sales is responsible for developing a strong, forward-thinking sales team and will successfully train each Account Executive to meet sales goals. The position reports to the General Manager.

It is imperative to have a positive winning attitude and to ignite passion in others.

We want someone with a proven history of exceeding advertising sales goals, both television and digital.

The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, presentation & leadership skills and enjoy being in front of our clients. We are looking for an idea person and strategic thinker who not only creates sales opportunities for advertisers but also helps in the continuing development of our entire team.

From Providence to Newport, Rhode Island is fondly known as the “Ocean State” for good reason. Even though Rhode Island is one of America’s smallest states it has 400 miles of shoreline.

Providence is a charming city rich in history and boasts an impressive lineup of universities, including Brown, Rhode Island, and Providence College.


  • Minimum 5 years of media sales experience managing a team of account executives selling TV and Digital products.
  • Documented record of exceeding activity and revenue goals
  • Knowledge of all facets of digital sales and marketing including email marketing, targeted display, OTT, and google ad words.
  • Proven track record of developing new business and solution selling
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; the candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure, evolving environment
  • Outstanding presentation abilities, in-person, virtual, small/large groups.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google suite of products, Wide Orbit Traffic and Wide Orbit Media Sales, Sharebuilders, CRM, and Comscore. College Degree: Major in Business, Communications, or Marketing preferred
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Fluent in English

This is a full-time position on-location offering competitive pay, insurance, 401k, paid holidays and vacation.

Please email resume, and cover letter (stating referring source) to:

No phone calls please. WLNE-TV/ABC 6 is an equal opportunity employer.

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