Recruit College Graduates Who Want a Career in Media Sales

May 20 and 21: Recruit College Graduates Who Want a Career in Media Sales at the NABEF’s Media Sales Institute

Hiring great people is difficult. Hiring recent college graduates who want a career in media sales is almost impossible. Until now…

The NABEF’s Media Sales Institute is a 10-day intensive sales training boot camp program for recent college graduates targeting women and minorities. Participants, by choice, learn the basics of media sales, including winning sales strategies, networking, presenting effective pitches, and closing sales. MSI is a great place for your organization to recruit talent.

As the Resident Sales Expert for the Tallahassee, Florida A&M MSI, I can promise you that these attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to become integral, effective components of your members’ stations, and best of all, you can watch these graduates in action by attending our MSI Recruiter Days on May 20-21 at Florida A&M. This will be your chance to observe our participants present a mock sales presentation to actual local business clients that include digital, radio and TV sales solutions. Then you will have the opportunity to individually interview the participants on site. It is sure to help you find great talent for your organization!

Register Today!

Recruitment interviews will be held on May 20-21. Attendance is required for both days to ensure a rewarding experience for all. Only a limited number of interviewing spaces are available, and the deadline for registration is April 10. Register today at the Media Sales Institute Recruitment Site. See itinerary below)


Wednesday, May 20

  • Welcome & Introduction of Media Companies
  • Morning Presentations
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Presentations
  • Dinner with Participants

Thursday, May 21

  • Morning Interviews
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Interviews
  • Graduation & Certification Ceremony (Optional: Program begins at 4 p.m.)

Speaker:  Michelle Duke, Vice President, NAB Education Foundation

Hotel Reservations

The Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol is the official hotel for this year’s MSI. Book your group rate for Florida A&M MSI by April 10. The hotel provides a shuttle from Tallahassee Regional Airport (code: TLH) from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. The shuttle leaves at the top of the hour. Please call 850-329-9053 for ground transportation arrangements.

In closing, if you have any questions, please contact Deidre P. Williams, Program Director at (850) 412-6579 or deidre.williams@famu.edu. And if you’d like to discuss systems, tools and tactics to help you get over budget each month, let’s talk next week or at the NAB!