The Business Sponsorship Representative is responsible for securing financial support from businesses and non-profits for Wisconsin Public Radio. Our business sponsors support WPR because of the shared belief in the news, programs and content it provides, and for the opportunity to reach a large audience of loyal listeners.

This fundraising professional must thrive in a performance-based, goal-driven sales environment and independently manage their time between selling and non-selling activities. The account executive should thoroughly embrace the culture and ethos of WPR’s audience and have an affinity for the companies that support WPR. Reports to the South-Central Regional Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited:

  • Identifies and solicits corporate and foundation gifts including the development, implementation, and evaluation of giving strategies; manages relationships with key industry and foundation officials to advance institutional goals;
  • Designs, delivers, and evaluates new and existing corporate and foundation relations events, programs, and communications materials;
  • Collects, analyzes, and evaluates company and industry research in support of determining appropriate resource allocations;
  • Monitors site visits with internal and external corporate and foundation stakeholders to assist in multi-unit collaboration.

Education Requirements:

Preferred, Bachelor’s Degree: Degree in Marketing, Mass Media, Business or other related preferred.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in media sales.
  • Experience in Arbitron and/or Nielsen ratings.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization.
  • Proven ability to work in both independent and group settings.
  • Goal oriented and self-motivator.

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