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 KPOV is Hiring New Underwriting Representatives

 KPOV is looking for one or two motivated, dedicated community radio lovers, and/or sales enthusiasts, to join our underwriting team as underwriting representatives.  The successful application will help us build more support from Central Oregon businesses through underwriting.

Underwriting is a form of advertising on public media such as KPOV community radio. Business underwriters provide KPOV an important income stream by financially supporting the station in return for on-air announcement spots describing their business.

This is a sales position. Underwriting representatives are paid on a commission basis. This position is not likely to provide a full-time income, but can provide a supplemental income stream depending on sales.

For a more detailed job description, see below.

Application period  open until we find the right person(s).

Contact:  Bruce Morris, (541) 322-0863 or bruce@kpov.org

Kpov is a listener supported, volunteer powered non-profit radio station broadcasting at 88.9 FM and kpov.org

KPOV Underwriting Representative
JOB DESCRIPTION – 2016
Part to Full-time

A KPOV Underwriting Representative is responsible for identifying, developing, securing and maintaining underwriting contracts. The representative reports to the KPOV Development Director.    NOTE: Underwriting is a form of advertising on public media (radio/TV).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets or exceeds monthly sales goals and number of new contacts.
  • Identifies and develops new underwriting prospects.
  • Initiates sales calls, makes face-to-face sales presentation and closes sales.
  • Writes contracts.
  • Creates effective underwriting spot announcements and obtains underwriter’s approval.
  • Maintains database records in Salesforce.com regarding status of existing contracts and of other companies contacted.
  • Responsible for billing, invoices, and payment records.
  • Keeps Accounting informed of payment status of underwriting accounts.
  • Renews and upgrades existing accounts prior to expiration.
  • Provides own transportation and travels within sales territory to acquire new underwriting revenue.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications of Underwriting Representative: 

  • Self-motivated and results oriented.
  • High level of effective communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Able to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Effectively interact with individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds, ages and varied business experiences.
  • Knowledge of sales techniques and ability to make effective sales presentations helpful. If no experience, training will be provided.
  • Belief in the mission of KPOV.  Being a current listener is a plus.

 Compensation: Commission – 20% for cash underwriting; 5% for underwriting for trade

 Application Closing Date:  OPEN UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

 How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and two references to KPOV, 501 NW Bond St, Bend, OR. 97701 or email material to: bruce@kpov.org For more information, please call 541-322-0863.