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Media Sales Executive, Barnstaple

Brand: Agricultural Trader

Location: Barnstaple

Closing date: Sept. 20, 2019

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This telephone-based sales opportunity is working on two successful newspaper publications – Agricultural Trader and Country Smallholding. You will be selling print and digital advertising solutions to both new and existing advertisers throughout the UK.

Agricultural Trader is a market-leading title that gives the industry a targeted audience for potential buyers of farming machinery/tractors, buildings or supplies. Country Smallholding tells readers all they need to know about 'the good life' and advertisers have a great audience to sell livestock, feed, fencing, chicken coops and many other connected equipment and products.

The success of our publications means you will have a strong client base to manage on a regular basis ensuring that all existing advertisers are continuously improving their campaigns as well as creating the need with new customers and seeing your client base grow.

It’s important that you are digitally savvy and that through your great listening and questioning skills you will be able to offer your clients the right multi-platform campaigns – print, digital display advertising, programmatic advertising, mobile websites, apps, content marketing, e-newsletters and social media.

Although the majority of your time is spent speaking to customers from our offices in Barnstaple, on a monthly basis there are opportunities to meet locally based advertisers and attend 2-3 trade shows per year that will involve overnight stays.


  • Proven telephone sales experience.
  • Strong B2B sales background
  • Excellent business acumen, able to converse well with a range of clients
  • Enjoy working in a target-driven environment
  • Ideally from an advertising/marketing media background
  • Preference to win new business and create own leads
  • Working knowledge of print and digital solutions


  • Salary up to £18k rising after successfully passing probation to £19,000
  • 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


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.


We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our history…of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients’ objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together…

And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 40 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • There’s always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our Staff Forums and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Archant’s state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Rolls Royce, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
  • We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

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