ION Media Networks Commercial Operations Manager in Clearwater, Florida
Commercial Operations Manager
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