NESN National Sales Manager Salary in the United States

How much does an National Sales Manager make at companies like NESN in the United States? The average salary for National Sales Manager at companies like NESN in the United States is $159,935 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $126,695 and $193,174. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What does an National Sales Manager do at companies like NESN?

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Reporting to the VP of Sales, The National Sales Manager (NSM) will develop and implement the goals for all of NESN’s national sales activity.  Through managing and directing NESN’s national rep firm, with offices across the country, the NSM will achieve national sales revenue objectives. He/she will also be responsible for the management of 2 direct reports including the National Sales Coordinator and the National Sales Media Planner.

About You

  • You will:
    • Manage and direct Fox Sports Media group (HTS) and all offices and personnel where it pertains to NESN
    • Service and represent NESN clients throughout the country
    • Oversee direct sponsorship and agency driven revenue streams by designing and recommending packages for national rep firm.
    • Develop short- to mid-term sales plans and initiatives for generating advertising sales revenues for regions or segments of accountability
    • Interact with major decision makers to convince and influence business decisions
    • Build and enhance high level internal and external relationships
    • Negotiate and close prominent and complex sales accounts
    • Provide accurate revenue budget forecasts and on-going projections for national sales team performance
    • Assign accounts and assist in all facets of rep firm management including making recommendations for hiring, training, evaluating and performance incentives.
    • Partner with HTS to achieve digital sales goals
    • Actively participate in the sales process through prospect identification, needs analysis, sales presentations and sales analysis.
    • Analyze market data and sales trends; collect and report on research information to ensure NESN’s sales plans are effective and strategic
    • Interact with top management to keep them abreast of advertising sales plans and strategies
    • Engage Creative Services, Programming and Production on the creation of sponsorship opportunities that meet the client’s needs
    • Monitor competitive activity to ensure market leadership
    • Manage, develop and provide leadership to the National Sales Coordinator and National Sales Planner
    • Embrace the NESN Core Values; People, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Teamwork, Diversity, Integrity, Accountability, Passion, Social Responsibility
  • You have:
    • 8+ years of media sales experience required
    • 3+ years of national sales management or national rep firm experience required
    • Experience in digital sales is strongly preferred
    • Proven track record of success in developing new business, creative selling techniques, prospecting and inventory control
    • Proven track record in developing and growing sponsorship and entitlement sales
    • Experience with managing and developing junior sales staff
    • Strong leadership, motivational, negotiation and problem solving skills
    • Working knowledge of the world of sports, with a focus on New England’s professional sports teams
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent presentation
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint; Knowledge of and/or experience with the Wide Orbit traffic system a plus

Who We Are

NESN (New England Sports Network) is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, and delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. The definitive source for New England sports programming, NESN consistently has been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country, with a reputation for innovative and award-winning production of sports events and specials.


Our professional environment is passionate, adaptable, creative, filled with aspiring individuals who are driven to grow with our company. Our core values are at the heart of who we are. We have a spontaneous and vibrant culture, and we truly believe in team spirit and collaboration.


NESN is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the NESN National Sales Manager in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $126,695 to $193,174 with an average total cash compensation of $159,935. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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