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Careers: Vacancies

Media Sales Executive, Warrington


Brand: Cheshire Life

Location: Daresbury (Warrington)

Closing date: Oct. 10, 2017

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Cheshire Life, Yorkshire Life, Lancashire Life, Living Edge and Derbyshire Life are all part of our county life magazines portfolio. All are glossy monthly lifestyle magazines that celebrate all that is great about life in our wonderful counties. At the heart of the magazines are features on villages, towns and cities, society occasions, food & drink events, hotels, restaurants, as well as theatre, drama, ballet, music, festivals and family entertainment.

Working on these prestigious products we are looking for dynamic, driven, customer-focused and experienced Advertising Sales Executives to join our expanding team at our offices in Warrington.

The primary focus of the role will combine new business development, actively generating new leads/sales as well as honing and developing existing relationships. Able to come up with imaginative solutions you will be constantly looking for opportunities. With a strong outbound telephone-based background you will have superb customer service skills, the ability to work to tight deadlines and ideally a good understanding of all digital media.

You will be joining a fast-paced and innovative company, working with a well-motivated team. The successful candidate will be confident, passionate about both print and digital, a strong communicator with a desire to manage their own workload and will take ownership of the role to ensure its success.

Archant is a privately owned media company that employs 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 many magazines and numerous digital products.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • Desire & proven track record in telephone sales
  • Ability to build pipelines of new business
  • Previous media/advertising background
  • Bright, lively and confident communication skills
  • Hunger to achieve and exceed targets
  • Ability to build rapport over the phone
  • Customer-centric, solution-focused skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Fast-paced, target-driven background
  • Desire to build a career

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Basic starting salary of up to £22k dependent upon experience
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £7,000 per annum
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Free weekly & monthly publications
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give as You Earn – tax free charity giving scheme
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews

What NEXT?

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 prepared and look forward to this phone call. We will be shortlisting and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis so please apply asap. All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

To apply, please send your CV to employment@archant.co.uk.

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