Account Executive - Accelerate Program


WITI FOX6 & FOX6NOW.COM are Milwaukee’s trusted multi-platform local source for news, entertainment and sports programming. FOX6 has a hyper local emphasis and differentiates itself from other media organizations by offering 61.5 hours of local TV news programming per week – more than any other station in the market. As Milwaukee’s most consumed and trusted news organization, it is vitally important that we maintain and grow the strong community emphasis. On the business side, a key role for FOX6 is to help accelerate growth of the Southeast Wisconsin economy by helping local businesses strategically communicate their messaging to the marketplace and ultimately grow our advertising partners revenue. FOX6 has an extensive portfolio of advertising solutions with: WITI FOX 6, Antenna TV TV6.2,, FOX Sports App platforms,, OTT/Connected TV, and an extensive portfolio of home-screen and non-home-screen digital advertising solutions.

Position Details

Account Executive - Accelerate Program
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

ACCELERATE is a unique one-year training program developed to provide all the skills necessary for a complete and successful career in media/digital advertising sales. You will learn how the FOX6 brand reaches into the community and how to align with and cultivate customers as you help them to grow their local businesses.

Our team loves to help local businesses grow, create unique campaigns across our platforms and have fun…all while building an exciting career. As an account executive, your primary responsibilities will be to help our current and new customers increase business and grow advertising revenue for FOX6. You will be armed with a full suite of integrated advertising solutions and a support staff that enables you to help our customers communicate their messaging to the marketplace. The impressive FOX6 sales product portfolio includes: the most consumed local news in the market, FOX Sports – NFL/Green Bay Packers, MLB/Milwaukee Brewers, World Cup Soccer, College/football & basketball including Wisconsin and Marquette, OTT/Connected TV, and a plethora of digital advertising platforms. Your career journey begins on day one with the FOX6 ACCELERATE career training program.

ACCELERATE begins with a comprehensive four-week core curriculum training program covering all aspects of the industry. Strategic and ongoing coaching along with individual feedback continues throughout the year-long program. Additionally, the ACCELERATE mentorship program pairs you with your personal mentor on the FOX6 sales staff as well as an ACCELERATE advisor in all FOX6 Departments. There will be several opportunities to network with FOX 6 Senior Leadership as well. ACCELERATE account executives will receive broad station exposure with our ‘Walk-A-Mile’ initiative in all FOX6 departments including Community Service, News, Creative Services, Promotion, Traffic, and Engineering. This enables ACCELERATE account executives to have a complete understanding of what makes FOX 6 so impactful to the lives of our viewers and advertising customers.

  • Strong motivation to have long term career success in media & digital sales.
  • Personable with excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Have a basic understanding of business, sales, media and core marketing principles.
  • Strong desire to work in the field as a partner with businesses, helping them with their marketing/advertising opportunities.
  • Detail oriented with a strong work ethic and excellent follow through.
  • Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Four-year college degree and/or successful sales experience preferred.

ACCELERATE account executives will be paid a salary with the opportunity to earn additional monthly bonuses, receive full health benefits, and participate in a company matching 401k investment program.

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