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Townsquare is a media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. Our assets include 310 radio stations and more than 325 local websites in 66 U.S. markets, approximately 550 live events with nearly 18 million attendees each year in the U.S. and Canada, a digital marketing solutions company serving approximately 8,000 small to medium sized businesses, and one of the largest digital advertising networks focused on music and entertainment reaching more than 60 million unique visitors each month. Our brands include iconic local media assets; acclaimed music festivals such as Mountain JamWE Fest and the Taste of Country Music Festival; unique touring lifestyle and entertainment events such as the America on Tap craft beer festival series, the Insane Inflatable 5K obstacle race series and North American Midway Entertainment, North America’s largest mobile amusement company; and leading taste maker music and entertainment owned and affiliated websites such as XXL.comTasteofCountry.com, and Loudwire.com.

Part-Time Producer
Rochester/Preston or Faribault/Owatonna

Position Overview

Townsquare Media is looking for hard working, team oriented, talented professionals that want to pursue a career in media. The ideal candidate is an outgoing, reliable, self-starter with a flexible schedule to provide support to multiple departments including our operations, broadcast, digital, and events. You’ll be our in-studio producer for live events, assist our digital department in creating content for our digital platforms, represent our stations on-site at local events, and connect with listeners, clients, and community leaders as a brand ambassador.

General Responsibilities

  • Operates control board for studios and remote programming.
  • Regulates program timing, operates syndicated programming, and plays commercials.
  • Monitors the technical quality and accuracy of incoming and outgoing on-air programming from master control room.
  • Protects station’s license by censoring live programs and deleting words/phrases not permitted on air.
  • Processes time-out programming for accurate play back.
  • Follows all FCC guidelines.
  • Checks studio equipment for proper functioning and notifies Engineering of technical malfunctions affecting quality of the broadcast.
  • Screens in-coming phone calls and selectively chooses callers for On-Air Talent and talk shows.
  • Handles emergency inserts (e.g. news updates, breaking stories, alert system tests, etc.).
  • Drives promotional vehicles.
  • Performs basic office administrative functions and updates station web site and socials (as directed).
  • Conducts on-site promotions, and handles clients and listeners.
  • Sets up and runs audio and other types of equipment; hangs banners and other staging elements.
  • Records events (i.e. photos, videos, audio and social media measures for station promotions).
  • Sets up, breaks down and transports promotional event equipment as required.

Qualifications

  • Strong desire to grow and learn.
  • Drive and enthusiasm.
  • Positive attitude.
  • High digital proficiency with a working knowledge of basic html, blogging, and social media.
  • Strong background and fluency in social networking and online marketing.
  • Software proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite as well as the ability to learn new software and automation systems.
  • Video editing experience a plus.
  • Must be a self-starter who excels at working independently, with a proven track record of independent judgment and decision making.
  • Willingness to multi-task and work beyond the job description.
  • Availability to work days, nights, and weekends.
  • Project management from start to finish, assuming responsibility and accountability for assignments and tasks.
  • Education: High school degree required.  College degree preferred.

How to Apply

Please send resumes and cover letters to:
Rochester/Preston – Troy.Dunken@TownsquareMedia.com
Faribault/Owatonna – Paul.Benzick@TownsquareMedia.com

Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview.

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Sports Director & Sales
Preston, Minnesota

Townsquare Media is looking for a hard working, team oriented, talented media professional that want to create relationships in the community selling radio, digital, and calling play by play for sporting events.  The ideal candidate is an outgoing, reliable, self-starter with drive and passion.  In this role, you’ll represent our stations on-site at sports and local events, and connect with listeners, clients, and community leaders as a brand ambassador.

General Responsibilities

  • Prospect for qualified local and regional businesses; conduct thorough Customer Needs Analysis (C N A); present and close appropriate marketing solution programs. These programs may include any of Townsquare Media’s many assets for clients: Broadcast and Online radio, digital products such as display, streaming, loyalty programs, e-commerce, audience extension and digital marketing services.
  • Leverage our live sports programming through sponsorship and sales programs to new and existing clients.
  • Leverage our live event platform through sponsorship and sales programs to new and existing clients.
  • Create new relationships with local and regional businesses in our area.
  • Work with local and corporate marketing teams to develop campaign support materials.
  • Responsible to accurately project revenues, meet and exceed monthly budgets for all product lines and overachieve annual budgets.
  • Enter new customer data and other sales contract details for station clients.
  • Follow accountabilities set forth by your Sales Manager to help guide you to success achieving monthly sales quotas consistently.
  • Provide insight and value to executive management to shape the future of our organization.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and execute all local sports broadcasts, as well as all sports content on our digital properties.
  • Monitor sports programs to ensure they are of the highest quality.
  • Develop and maintain connections with local Athletic Directors, regional on-air sports personnel, and all departments within TSQ to the extent that they have an impact on our sports department.
  • Serve as station representative to Athletic Departments, local schools, and key athletic sponsors.
  • Work with station Brand Managers and Digital Managing Editors to create new sports content on air and online.
  • Perform such other duties as are incumbent upon the Sports Director or as assigned by the Market Manger, Operations Manager, Brand Manager, or Digital Managing Editor.
  • Comply with all FCC broadcast requirements.
  • Report and write sports posts with a strong sense of urgency, energy and tenacity.
  • Engages and embraces the community through frequent posts online, pieces in print and appearances in other media.
  • Write clearly and authoritatively, with sophistication, absolute accuracy and balance, all while doing it on deadline and in a variety of technology tools and social media platforms.
  • As an editor, must understand what the fan audience needs and wants each day of the week and have the ability to see and produce socially sharable content consistently throughout the day.
  • Creates photo galleries, quizzes, memes, GIFs from photographs and videos.
  • Manage time effectively, juggling long-term and short-term work. Consistently meets deadlines and goals set by supervisors.
  • Collaborates effectively with others, along with communicate and work effectively with a team.
  • Must have reliable transportation, or access to it, and be able to travel within the assigned area when needed.

Qualifications

  • Sports Broadcasting experience.
  • Sales experience.
  • Strong desire to grow and learn.
  • Drive and enthusiasm.
  • Positive attitude.
  • High digital proficiency with a working knowledge of basic html, blogging, and social media.
  • Strong background and fluency in social networking and online marketing.
  • Software proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite as well as the ability to learn new software and automation systems.
  • Must be a self-starter who excels at working independently, with a proven track record of independent judgment and decision making.
  • Willingness to multi-task and work beyond the job description.
  • Availability to work days, nights, and weekends.
  • Project management from start to finish, assuming responsibility and accountability for assignments and tasks.
  • Education: High school degree required.  College degree preferred.

How to Apply

Please send resumes and cover letters to:
Regional Operations Manager – JB.Wilde@Townsquaremedia.com

Only qualified individuals being considered will be contacted for an interview.

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Media and Digital Sales Executive

Are you commission driven? Have a sense of what it takes to win? If you want to grow professionally, can move at the speed of light and still have fun, then we want to talk to you.

Townsquare Media Rochester, owner of eight great radio stations including this one, wonderful events and an ever-expanding digital media platform, is looking for a dynamic sales executive to join our media and digital advertising team. You will be selling local advertising for our innovative stations.

Responsibilities

  • Prospect for qualified local and regional businesses; conduct thorough Customer Needs Analysis (C N A); present and close appropriate marketing solution programs. These programs may include any of Townsquare Media’s many assets for clients: Broadcast and Online radio, digital products such as display, streaming, loyalty programs, e-commerce, audience extension and digital marketing services.
  • Leverage our live event platform through sponsorship and sales programs to new and existing clients.
  • Create new relationships with local and regional businesses in our area.
  • Work with local and corporate marketing teams to develop campaign support materials.
  • Responsible to accurately project revenues, meet and exceed monthly budgets for all product lines and overachieve annual budgets.
  • Enter new customer data and other sales contract details for station clients.
  • Follow accountabilities set forth by your Sales Manager to help guide you to success achieving monthly sales quotas consistently.
  • Provide insight and value to executive management to shape the future of our organization.
Qualifications
  • Goal oriented, a strong work ethic and a strong desire to learn.
  • Previous sales experience. A history of success with customers and a proven ability to develop and grow revenue.
  • Knowledge and experience with digital media.
  • The successful candidate will be smart, curious, tenacious, entrepreneurial, independent, passionate, and enthusiastic, and work with urgency to meet deadlines.
  • Accomplished at prospecting and qualifying.
  • Ability to engage clients quickly and develop rapport, with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Associates/Bachelor’s business/marketing-related degree or equivalent experience.
Benefits
  • Highly Competitive Base Salary plus Uncapped Commission
  • Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly contests
  • 3 weeks of Vacation Time
  • Company provided Laptop
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • High Energy Work Environment
  • Opportunity for Upward Mobility
  • The growth opportunity is great. TSM is a fast-growing public company offering unlimited earning potential to our managers and salespeople.

If you’re interested in finding out more about this wonderful career opportunity, please contact Caren Berry, Townsquare Media Rochester, at Caren.Berry@townsquaremedia.com

Townsquare Media provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Townsquare Media complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Townsquare Media expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Townsquare Media’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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