Brand: Eastern Daily Press (EDP24)
Location: Norwich (Head Office)
Closing date: Oct. 20, 2017
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We are currently recruiting for a Media Sales Executive on our classified advertising team working with a range of media titles that include EDP, Evening News, Norfolk Magazine, LS24, Let’s Talk and our Advertiser & Times series – just some of the 13 strong local brands that you have the opportunity to promote in this fantastic opening.
We have an opportunity for a telephone-based sales role that will see you selling print and digital advertising campaigns and solutions to local businesses. As well as managing existing customers you will also win new clients, inspiring them with genuine cost-effective ideas and solutions tailor-made for their business.
You will have great listening and questioning skills to fully understanding your clients’ needs and offer the right multi-platform campaigns – print, digital display advertising, programmatic advertising, mobile websites, apps, content marketing, e-newsletters and social media.
You will need good attention to detail to upload adverts onto our system, chase copy and approvals from your clients and ensure that the advert is perfect in terms of date, time, content, size, colour and publication. There are several special publications produced throughout the year which give advertisers added opportunity to reach their target audience and you will also sell this into your designated area.
We are looking for a dynamic individual who is determined to achieve, learn and grow their client base. Through this approach you will win clients and customers build them great campaigns and ensure that Archant becomes an integral part of their advertising and marketing solutions.
We would consider applicants from individuals seeking a full-time or part-time opportunity.
You are a motivated individual with experience working in a fast-paced telephone sales environment, with a thorough understanding of the sales process and a professional, consultative approach.
You are confident picking up the telephone and will enjoy building relationships and communicating the benefits of our market-leading advertising services, and will be used to anticipating and overcoming objections.
You are a charismatic and proactive self-starter who enjoys working on your own initiative, and are outgoing, personable and unwaveringly positive. You are also highly organised with exceptional attention to detail, and while we’re not looking for techie geeks, you are a web user and know your Twitter from your Instagram.
Above all else, you are a trustworthy and hardworking individual, passionate about selling and someone who gets a real buzz from hunting for sales and achieving results, whilst thriving under the pressure of a target-driven environment.
SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS
Archant is a privately owned media company serving geographical and specialist interest communities across a wide range of media and employing around 1,400 staff.
It is the fifth largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, publishing 1.6 million copies a week in print and reaching six million readers a month online. Its portfolio of more than 50 news brands includes the Eastern Daily Press in Norfolk, the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk and the Ham & High in London.
Archant is the largest publisher of regional and local lifestyle magazines and associated digital media in the UK. It also owns a range of specialist magazine titles circulating mainly in the UK and USA. Its portfolio of 80 magazine titles reaches an average of more than three million readers every month across the UK. In recent years it has extended its activities into exhibitions, events and digital media focused on the Weddings and French property markets.
Archant has a broad portfolio of digital media assets and marketing services supporting its more traditional media. In 2013 it won a licence to broadcast television to the city of Norwich. The service, Mustard TV, has been broadcasting on Freeview channel 8 since March 2014. It is also a prolific publisher of mobile Apps on the Apple and Android platforms in the UK. The group, which was founded in 1845, has its roots in Norwich where most of its back office functions are located and has frontline staff based in the communities that it serves across the UK.
Very shortly after receiving your CV, if we are interested we will call you to understand why you believe you have all the right attributes and are perfect to be shortlisted for interview, so please be prepared and look forward to this phone call. All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
To apply, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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