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Media Sales Executive, Wokingham


Brand: Air Gunner

Location: Wokingham

Closing date: Dec. 15, 2017

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We have five specialist publications that are either no.1 or no.2 in the UK market place. Air Gunner, Airgun World, Rifle Shooter, Clay Shooter and Sporting Shooter are magazines for those who are truly passionate about their chosen sport – from pigeon shooting to rough shooting; clays to wildfowling – we cover it all. Our writers aren’t just journalists holed up in stuffy offices – they’re passionate shooters and countrymen; respected internationally in their field.

Due to continual success and future growth we are seeking a new Media Sales Executive to join our established team in Wokingham. This is a superb opportunity to work on a strong portfolio selling print and digital advertising options into the UK arena.

Your time will be split almost equally between cold calling new businesses and account management from a predefined client list. Tasks will include consulting and creating advertising sales on the phone and the administration that is involved in creating proposals, sending and chasing contracts as well as uploading adverts for customers.

You will use your researching skills to create new leads and build your client base. We are open to new creative feature and new product ideas that will enable us to connect well to new advertisers and their needs. All of the sales contact you make with advertisers will be very much about building long-term business relationships.

ABOUT YOU

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.

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.

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

  • Basic starting salary of up to £20k
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £8,400 per annum
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • 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
  • Industry leading training, development and coaching

ABOUT US

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.

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 up to this date so 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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