From $39,000-$65,000 a year

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  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan


Come work with the likes of Big Bird, Rick Steves, and Arthur! PBS Fort Wayne is seeking a corporate development sponsorship executive to join our dynamic and innovative team. Who wouldn’t want to help fulfill the mission of public television by reaching out to local businesses for sponsorships? (Don’t worry about the posted salary, we will help you earn more! Commissions are available!) Join our team today!

Who Are We?

PBS Fort Wayne provides high quality telecommunications services which enhances the quality of life in the communities we serve through educational, informational, cultural and entertaining programs and services.

What Are The Perks Of Working at PBS Fort Wayne?

  • Annual Salary of $45,000 plus commissions!
  • Bonus program based on meeting sales goals
  • MTO (Managed Time Off) – 144 hours for first year employee
  • Paid Holidays off + 2 floating holidays (This is in addition to MTO hours)
  • Extremely generous health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Robust Employee Assistance Plan through Parkview
  • 403b retirement plan, matching after 1 year
  • Life insurance – No cost to employee (additional units may be purchased)
  • Long-term disability- No cost to employee
  • Access to Big Bird and Elmo (well, sorta)

What Would You Do?

With a career in corporate development at PBS Fort Wayne, you will have the opportunity to reach your maximum potential while directly impacting growth of the station and its clients. As a Corporate Development Account Executive your primary responsibility will be to generate new business and maintain existing sponsors through great customer service.

The ideal candidate will possess a true passion for developing new business and have the ability to persuade and influence others. This person will also exhibit excellent communication skills, consistent work ethic, and be achievement oriented and self-motivated.

Role Expectations:

  • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with local business leaders/executives by educating them about the PBS Fort Wayne mission and programming.
  • Initiate corporate development process by prospecting, scheduling appointments, making presentations, understanding client business needs, developing proposals, and closing deals.
  • Build diverse client portfolios by crafting strategic solutions around PBS Fort Wayne its unique products and services.
  • Actively manage, service, and grow multiple accounts.
  • Deliver consistent value and service that ensures the client considers you a strategic partner and enables PBS Fort Wayne to capture repeat and incremental business.

What Do You Need To Have To Be Successful?

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; candidates with Media, Marketing or Sales specialization will be preferred
  • A strong client service outlook and the ability to represent PBS Fort Wayne with the highest degree of professionalism are essential
  • A working knowledge of the Fort Wayne metro area
  • Knowledge of PCs (Windows programs and spread sheet applications desirable) and standard office equipment
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record

What Skills Should You Possess?

  • Ability to seize opportunities
  • Flexibility/Resilience
  • Ability to create relationships and influence others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good negotiation and convincing skills
  • Confidence and the ability to be a good team player
  • Excellent presentation and public speaking skills

COVID-19 considerations:

PBS Fort Wayne requires all employees and independent contractors to be vaccinated in accordance with the CDC guidelines.

Application Question(s):

  • Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19? If not, an exemption may be required.
  • Are you willing to submit to drug and background screening?
  • How many years of Corporate Development Sponsorship Experience do you have?

Other duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How To Apply:

To apply for this position, Click This Link.

You can also direct your résumé and cover letter to:

PBS Fort Wayne

2501 East Coliseum Blvd.

Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1562

Attn: Human Resources


Please note that PBS Fort Wayne makes a strong effort to fill job openings by considering the qualifications, background, experience, and employment record of each individual applicant. PBS Fort Wayne is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates without regard for race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or military status.

Questions? Contact:

Kelsey Rutledge, via email at: