Front Desk/Administrative Assistant

Cumulus Media-Blacksburg/NRV
Job Description

Cumulus Media| Blacksburg is offering a great opportunity to learn the radio broadcasting industry as a Front Desk & Administrative Assistant.  The ideal candidate will be a team-player, courteous, professional, detail oriented and punctual. This position requires excellent customer service and communication skill, the ability to operate a multi-line telephone system, and receiving guests in a friendly, professional manner.

Who We Are:

Cumulus Blacksburg/NRV currently features 6 stations: 015.3 The Bear, NASH Country 107PSK, Mix 100.7, CBS Sports/SuperSports 101.7, Good Time Oldies 1460 and News/Talk WFNR 710/103.5. At Cumulus Blacksburg, we strive to hire passionate, driven, and resourceful problem solvers who have the ability to drive the evolving, diverse culture of the Power of Radio to success. 

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 447 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,000 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels.

Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMY’s, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, exclusive digital content, and live events.  For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

Our Opportunity:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Welcome visitors by greeting them in person or on the phone.
  • Route calls to appropriate department or staff member.
  • Answering or referring inquiries about the company.
  • Cater to visitors by promptly acknowledging their presence and reason for business, as well as offering/providing refreshments. 
  • Coordinate meetings and organize catering.
  • Ensure reception area is neat and tidy.
  • Coordinate and manage all incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries.
  • Issue prizes to listeners and contest winners when necessary.
  • Take and relay messages accurately and effectively to the necessary staff member in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for assisting the Business Manager with business office duties as assigned by the Business Manager. 
  • Responsible for notarizing Co-Op affidavits and mailing monthly invoices in a timely manner.
  • Assisting the Business Manager with Corporate requests.
  • Assist with the maintenance of all files including those related to leases and contracts for the market
  • Assist with monitoring and administration of all trade accounting functions
  • Responsible for assisting as needed for the monthly financial close and submission of information to the Corporate office by stated deadlines.
  • Work closely with Business Manager to ensure adherence to the various components of the Company’s internal accounting controls and policies, including but not limited to; revenue recognition, cash control, credit and collections, and employee compensation.
  • Assist with maintenance of the EEO program, FCC related reports and hiring procedure.
  • Coordinate with National Sales reps on order entry, questions and requests.
  • Coordinate with Virginia Broadcast Association on NSCA Program.
  • Support Sales team with contract entry, production entry and workflow.
  • Assist Market Manager and other department heads as requested by the Business Manager

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 1 plus year of  administrative or receptionist experience required
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Savvy at problem solving and prioritizing
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Team player 
  • Prefer licensed Notary Public or willing to become one.

What We Offer:

  • Recognition and reward for outstanding performance.
  • Competitive pay and the ability to increase income. 
  • Benefits, vacation, and paid holidays offered for all full time employees. 
  • Benefits include:  Medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account with company

For immediate consideration, please complete the application process at: http://www.cumulus.com/careers/ 

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

 

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