Account Executive (TV)

What Does An Account Executive (TV) Do?

A sales account executive has the job of maintaining current advertising accounts as well as looking for new ones. Renee, the executive featured in the video, works for a television station.

How Do I Become An Account Executive (TV)?

A four-year bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, business, or a related field may be required to obtain this position.

What is the Average Salary For An Account Executive (TV)?

High – 115,000
Median – 51,000
Low – 24,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Account Executive (TV)?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Psychology

What Is The Work Environment For An Account Executive (TV)?

Advertising sales agents primarily work for advertising organizations, tv or radio stations, and newspaper publishers. These positions may be paid on a commission – there can be a lot of pressure because if you don’t sell, you don’t get paid!

What Is The Future Outlook For An Account Executive (TV)?

Job opportunities for these positions may be decreasing in numbers over the next 10 years, so there will likely be a lot of competition for these positions.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada