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Market Manager – Alpha Media

Alpha Media is seeking a dynamic Market Manager who will take charge of the overall strategic and cultural plan for the group while consistently applying best practices. The position requires a strong leader with a clear vision and well-crafted sales strategy; who cultivates creativity and who has a bold strategic direction for programming in partnership with the full complement of resources Alpha has to offer; and a motivator who will build a high-performing management team and staff.

Alpha Media is a diverse multimedia company sharing your favorite music, sports and news across a variety of platforms. Whether it’s on your phone, desktop, tablet, Alexa, Google Home or in your car, our stations will enhance your journey. We hire and retain top talent who are unique, innovative and vibrant. We believe in creating progressive products, world-class events, and building strong relationships in our communities.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Media owns or operates over 200 live broadcast radio stations and digital properties covering all formats serving 44 markets across the United States. In addition to our over-the-air broadcasts, Alpha audio products can be heard across multiple platforms, including all major smart devices. Strong relationships with our listeners and clients in the communities where we live and work keep Alpha Media true to its local-first heritage. www.alphamediausa.com.

Responsibilities for this position may include:

  • Recruit, hire, and manage all department heads.
  • Set the tone for a positive and supportive team culture.
  • Develop strategic plans for market growth and profitability.
  • Regulatory Compliance.
  • Provide regular performance feedback and development to staff.
  • Partner with the corporate team to provide maximum assets and opportunities for the local staff.
  • Successfully uncover and close new advertisers utilizing multimedia campaign strategies.
  • Understand and know how to consult on digital from managed services, such as SEO, SEM, and digital marketing including mobile to social and programmatic advertising.
  • Ensure that company initiatives and tools provided are used and maximized.
  • Conduct weekly sales meetings and training sessions.
  • Outline and oversee a measurement strategy with results delivery both internally and externally.
  • Stay informed on relevant media and advertising trends and innovative solutions to bring to the market.

Requirements of this position include the following:

  • The role requires an enthusiastic and hardworking person who exudes passion for Alpha Media’s unique platform and value proposition.
  • Proven track record of running successful and profitable business operations with documented revenue growth success.
  • Experience with digital media and attribution platforms and advertising metrics.
  • Ensure the attainment of monthly, quarterly, and annual budget goals.
  • Experience in Human Resources practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge in all aspects of broadcasting sales and programming.
  • Knowledge of all applicable FCC rules and regulations, EEO and Labor laws.
  • Excellent problem-solving and prioritizing skills.
  • Proven experience and ability to develop community and client relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, communicate, and implement strategies and vision.
  • Proven success leading and developing best-in-class management teams.
  • Strong talent mindset – exceptional people management and team performance experience.
  • Ability to grow the business and find new revenue opportunities over time, as well as create productive, long-term customer relationships.
  • Excellent communication and influencing abilities across multiple levels while creating and leveraging a highly collaborative operating environment.
  • Computer literacy in applicable programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with management and staff at all levels.
  • Ability to multitask and handle pressure and deadlines.
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance.

Preference may be given to candidates who have the above experience plus the following:

  • Experience as a Market Manager in a small to medium sized market.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communication, Accounting, Finance, or related field or equivalent level of experience.
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a Director of Sales in a medium to large market.


Alpha Media invests in people who invest in themselves and offers employees a competitive package of health and welfare benefits.

  • Employer sponsored medical, dental & vision insurance with a variety of coverage options.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for full time and part time employees as well as all household members at no cost.
  • 401(k) with discretionary employer matching.
  •  Paid vacation, company holidays and a birthday day for you to use during your birthday month.
  • Alpha Cares – paid volunteer hours.
  • Pet adoption subsidy

We are looking for someone who understands the ever-evolving nature of our business – a dynamic leader with a proven track record leading successful teams while being mindful of each and every member’s professional and personal growth. If you are an innovator and see yourself as an influencer who truly believes our business can impact our community, let’s talk.

Alpha values Integrity, a Can Do Attitude, Passion, Competitiveness, Creativity and embraces that work can be FUN.  If these qualities are important to you and you feel you check off the qualities we are looking for, apply now and let’s talk.

Alpha Media is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.  To apply go to www.alphamediausa.com and click on the careers tab.