Job Description:



Account Executive, representing Pittsburgh’s NPR station 90.5 WESA and Music station 91.3 WYEP.



This is an exciting opportunity for a high-impact media Account Executive to do work that matters by helping grow media sponsorship sales for Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting’s stations 90.5 WESA and 91.3 WYEP.


The Account Executive will be a part of a collaborative and successful sales team. Use your strong relationship selling skills and develop win-win solutions for our sponsors as they align their brands with the highly valued and trusted resource of public media in Pittsburgh.



  • Responsible for exceeding monthly, quarterly, and annual sales goals.
  • Prospecting, cold calling, appointment setting, presenting and selling corporate underwriting for both 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA, including digital assets and event sponsorship.
  • Work within in a team-based collaborative department to achieve department and organizational goals.
  • Effectively develop new business while managing an assigned list of accounts.
  • Responsible for weekly/monthly activity tracking, projecting and forecasting future results, and reports of sales activity. 
  • Maintain accurate client and prospect records that are current, organized and accessible.
  • Planning comprehensive marketing campaigns for underwriting partners using all media assets.
  • Adhere to accounting department payment and collection procedures.
  • Complete understanding and observance of the FCC rules and regulations as it relates to underwriting messaging in a noncommercial setting.
  • Maintain current knowledge of radio ratings and digital metrics.
  • Understand the unique nature of public radio to be able to effectively advocate for the products and services.


Ideal Candidate Profile:

Candidates should demonstrate most, if not all, of the following:

  • Minimum of three years of proven success in advertising or business to business sales (ideally in media or the non-profit sector).
  • Successful record of cultivating, managing, and retaining new business.
  • Experience in Event Sponsorship and Digital Media sales.
  • Understanding of Media and Advertising as well as willingness to continually increase knowledge base.
  • Effective time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks and clients simultaneously. 
  • An excellent communicator, with the ability to write and present in a professional and motivating manner.
  • Ability to develop a comprehensive sales presentation.
  • Experience with media research such as Nielsen and Scarborough.
  • Experience tracking and reporting sales activity through CRM System. 
  • Capable of working effectively in a highly collaborative culture and Hybrid work environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills and customer relationship management skills.
  • Uncompromising honesty and integrity.
  • Possess a genuine interest in learning about people and businesses.
  • Possess a genuine interest in public media and the roles played by WESA and WYEP in our community.
  • Efficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and CRM System.

About Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting is a team full of passionate and fun people dedicated to our crafts as well as our communities.

We operate two local public radio stations and a local newsroom that serves the community across radio, digital and event platforms. 90.5 WESA is Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station and WESA News is an award-winning, dynamic and ambitious newsroom serving southwestern Pennsylvania over-the-air, online and through our daily newsletter, Inbox Edition. 91.3 WYEP is one of the most highly regarded non-commercial Triple-A music stations in the country and has been a cultural institution in Pittsburgh for almost 50 years. 

Our organization plays a vital role in building connections across southwestern Pennsylvania and strengthening our communities through exceptional journalism and cultural exploration and education . . . and we have a powerful broadcast network to help!

What’s it like working at PCBC?

At Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting we work hard, do great things, and have fun doing them.  Our culture is collegial, and manager’s doors (if they even have one!) are always open.  We recognize that people do their best when they can keep a good balance between their work and personal lives and embrace flexibility as an asset.

Our compensation packages are generous.  We provide competitive compensation in a very affordable city. This position has a compensation package comprised of a base salary plus commission.

Our full-time exempt employees also get access to an extensive benefits package, including a generous retirement plan (with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 6% !), medical, dental and vision, three weeks of vacation, sick time, 10 company holidays and 8 weeks of paid new parent leave. We invest in the professional growth of our team, encouraging continuing education and participation in conferences and seminars.

We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

To Apply:

We believe a strong organization includes employees from a broad range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences, and passions. And if you don’t meet every position qualification, but you have a story to tell, we’d still like to hear it. Please apply and tell us more about yourself. Visit our careers page to get more details and to apply.

In your application, please let us know how you heard about the position.

This position is available immediately, and the search for candidates may be terminated without notice.  No phone calls, please.

Job Location: 
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Job Category: 
Friday, May 31, 2024
Job Type: 
Full time
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