ION Media Networks Commercial Operations Manager in Clearwater, Florida

Commercial Operations Manager


Clearwater, FL

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ION Media Networks, has established a track record of operational and financial growth in building its television networks. The highly-rated and fully-programmed 24/7 “ION Television” entertainment network reaches 100 million households nationwide primarily in the areas of broadcast through its ION Television Station Group, as well as cable, satellite and telecommunications.

Launched in 2007, ION Television features a “Positively Entertaining” schedule of proven, award-winning programs, quality original series and popular holiday movies available on multiple platforms via its state-of-the-art distribution system. As owner of the nation’s largest broadcast station group, ION Media Networks’ 62 full-power stations reach 98 million homes, including in 24 of the top 25 markets.

The Commercial Operations Manager is responsible for generating, editing, and verifying the accuracy of all orders, copy, make-goods, and discrepancies; ensuring all paid programs and commercials run in compliance with agency instructions. We are searching for a vibrant manager who can efficiently oversee the Traffic and Commercial Coordinator’s functions, and lead the team in successfully developing and implementing strategies to meet business needs.


  • Manage Local Traffic Managers and Commercial Coordinators

  • Contract entry and maintenance and verifying accuracy for ION’s O&O stations

  • Responsible for generating, editing and verifying accuracy of daily program logs ensuring all paid programs and commercials run in compliance with agency instructions

  • Format all necessary paid programs

  • Responsible to notify and work closely with P&I and Sales to ensure accurate processing of all orders, copy, make-goods, and discrepancies.

  • Audit placement to confirm that all spots are given required separation, rotation and check for possible conflicts.

  • Work directly with advertisers and agencies to acquire commercial copy instructions and determine delivery status of missing creative or new media

  • Coordinate with TOC on new tapes arriving via courier or electronically from Extreme Reach, Comcast Ad Delivery or Yangaroo transmission

  • Apply commercial copy to contracted lines within flight per advertiser instructions

  • Reconciliation of daily logs

  • Provide back-up support to staff members when on PTO

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by management



  • Minimum BA/BS Degree (Communications or Broadcasting preferred)

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in a broadcast network or traffic environment

  • Minimum 2 years managing in a fast-paced team environment

  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently

  • Results-oriented and strong decision making skills

  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7


November 29, 2016

Equal opportunity employer