Behind every news segment, popular sitcom or morning radio show is a team of media sales professionals working to help companies and organizations meet their business objectives and goals through media sales.
A career in media sales means you are generating revenue by identifying and assisting clients with growing their businesses. Sales professionals sell advertising space distributed across many communication platforms such as television, radio and the internet. Through customized advertising or media campaign packages, media sales professionals work with a range of businesses to fulfill their clients' needs and goals. These needs and goals could include a campaign for a large regional or national brand or a local shop looking for more extensive exposure. From selling ads that air during the Super Bowl to helping a local business increase brand awareness, a career in media sales promises to be exciting and rewarding.
Due to health concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this program will remain remote until it is safe to meet in person. During this time, the NAB Leadership Foundation is committed to connecting students with opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom and college campuses. The Media Sales Academy is just one example of our commitment to recruiting and training entry-level career talent to the broadcast industry.
Participants in the Media Sales Academy receive a fully paid fellowship from participating in the program, which offers professional development opportunities, leadership exposure, networking, and fun. During this eight-month program, you will receive training from leading broadcast sales organizations, learn from top media executives and interview for internship opportunities during our mid-season recruitment event.
Build Your Resume.
With a certificate from the Media Sales Academy, you will be more attractive to employers and prove that you have the skills and knowledge to join any media sales team.
Network with top media executives.
With executives of major media companies as your faculty, you will have the unique opportunity to network and build relationships with successful professionals who have been in the industry for years. You will also be assigned a mentor to help guide you through coursework and get started in the industry.
Showcase your skills and expertise.
Get the chance to win up to $1,000 in a pitch competition against your peers. Everyone starts somewhere, and what better way to differentiate yourself than to practice and perfect your pitch in front of potential employers?
Combine what you know with who you know.
With up to 20 top media companies attending an exclusive career fair, you will showcase your newly acquired skills and start making plans for life after graduation.
This FREE program is open to all college sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in sales. Read more about our application guidelines to prepare your application for review.Learn More »