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Advertising Sales Executive, Barnstaple

Brand: Archant

Location: Barnstaple

Closing date: Jan. 22, 2018

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We are looking for a dynamic, driven, customer focused and experienced Advertising Sales Executive to join our expanding team at our office in Barnstaple.

This opportunity is a telephone-based sales role that will see you selling both print and digital advertising solutions to businesses throughout the UK. The success of our publications means you will also have a strong client base to manage on a regular basis ensuring that all existing advertisers are continuously improving their campaigns.

You will have great listening and questioning skills to fully understand 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.

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 build them great campaigns and ensure that Archant becomes an integral part of their advertising and marketing solutions.


  • Proven telephone sales experience
  • Strong B2B sales background
  • Proven track record in selling to SMEs/professional businesses
  • Excellent business acumen, able to converse well with a range of clients
  • Ideally from an advertising/marketing media background
  • Preference to win new business and create own leads
  • Working knowledge of print and digital solutions
  • Willing to learn and develop within the media industry
  • Good working knowledge of a range of IT systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong time management


  • Basic starting salary of up to £18,500
  • 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


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.


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 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.

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.

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