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Media Sales Executive, Exeter


Brand: Midweek Herald

Location: Exeter

Closing date: Aug. 31, 2018

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This opportunity based from our office in Exeter will see you working with our much-loved media brands Midweek Herald, Exmouth Journal, Exmouth Herald, Sidmouth Herald and Cranbrook Herald.

Working on these prestigious products we are looking for a dynamic, driven, customer-focused and experienced Media Sales Executive to join our expanding team at our offices in Exeter.

This opportunity is 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 and seeing that they continuously improve their current advertising campaigns you will also work with new clients, inspiring them with genuine cost-effective ideas and solutions tailor-made for their business.

We are looking for an individual who will drive new supplement ideas that capture the interest of local businesses, retailers and organisations. The great conversations you have with clients will ensure that you really understand what they believe would work for them and can then relay this to our editors to create inspiring supplements that capture the interest of readers and generate new streams of advertising revenue.

ABOUT YOU

  • 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

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • 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

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 be prepared and look forward to this phone call. All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

ABOUT US

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 20 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 ‘Archanteers’ 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 Bentley, 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.

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

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