10 hours

Manager, Credit

Tribune Company
Metairie, LA
  • Job Code
Careers Center | Manager, Credit
  • Manager, Credit

    Location US-LA-Metairie
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/31/2018 4:42 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Reports To: Credit Director & CFO

    Location: WGNO/WNOL-TV, New Orleans, LA


    Responsible for the day-to-day activities of the credit and collections area that includes credit approval, order approval, credit profiles and billing. Responsible for all aspects of account receivables for the local clients and all aspects for political clients. Utilization of the Wide Orbit system is critical as it pertains to credit and collections.


    (These responsibilities vary from daily, weekly, monthly to as needed basis)


    • Client profiles…creating, updating and editing for local clients and for political for both local and national. This can include changing credit status on profiles depending on delinquent status of each client’s account as well as updating addresses, sales reps and possible electronic invoicing coding.
    • Obtain signed Tribune credit applications from potential clients for extending credit. Run credit reports for determining credit worthiness for all new clients and reviewing for established clients on as needed basis. Obtain necessary approvals from management.
    • Understanding of credit reporting and ability to interpret reports to establish credit limits.
    • Order approval for CIA clients, clients on credit stop, political orders and trade orders once receipt of payment has been confirmed. Trade orders are approved once established we have an approved trade agreement on file and orders do not exceed trade agreement.
    • Thorough review of station’s aging for local and political accounts to determine necessity of action needed which can include sending past due invoices, calling clients, communicating with sales and management, sending demand letters and negotiating payment plans with sales and management approval. Maintain accurate notes of actions taken on clients aging.
    • Processing credit card transactions. Posting of credit cards and wire transactions to client accounts.
    • Draft, submit and process credit adjustments, write off and refund requests once approved. Complete back up and explanations required.
    • Comply with required reports as it pertains to the receivables.
    • Interacts with sales, management and traffic departments to address in a timely manner credit and collection actions deemed necessary.
    • Prepares Local Sales Commission Tap Back reports.
    • Invoicing and uploading of Electronic Invoices.
    • Notarizing of invoices and scripts as needed.
    • Keep accurate files of transactions done within Wide Orbit system as well as correspondence for audit purposes as deemed by Tribune policy.
    • Special projects at the discretion of Credit Director and/or CFO.
    • Other duties and tasks as assigned by management.


    Position requires two years undergraduate studies with emphasis on accounting and finance, or equivalent related experience. Minimum five years’ experience in an accounts receivable environment. In-depth knowledge of credit and collections and computerized systems and reports is critical.


    Position requires excellent decision making and troubleshooting skills.


    Applicant must maintain client credit confidentiality.


    Applicant must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with all levels of internal and external contracts.


    Wide Orbit experience pred; working knowledge of Excel required. 



    Additional functions specific to Southern HUB – these functions will revise on an as needed basis WGNO, WNOL, WXMI, WREG, WDCW, WPHL, WPIX, WCCT, WTIC, WTKR, WGNT, WSFL, WTVR, WNEP, WPMT, WJW and WGHP.


    Daily posting of credit cards and wires

    Monthly meetings with managers of stations to review >90 accounts

    >90 aging spreadsheet with up to date explanations/actions sent to Credit Director (and CFO if deemed necessary for quarterly reviews)

    Notes on client’s account aging for all actions taken in the management and collection process

    Notation of credit application obtained on profiles as applicable/storing credit application on S drive for those that are shared with other Tribune stations.

    Credit status on profile updated for any clients that roll beyond 90 days unless exception discussed with Credit Director. This is a maintenance function for the purpose of watching potential credit exposure.

    Obtaining required approvals on all documents..sales allowances, write offs, refunds prior to giving to CFO for final approval.


    Must be willing to submit to a background check and have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


    Equal Employment Opportunity






    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.


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