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Media Sales Executive, H&C brands, Stevenage

Brand: Archant

Location: Stevenage

Closing date: Sept. 3, 2018

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Wanting to get into Media? This is a genuine chance for you to bring your telephone sales skills and join the exciting world of media. Customers always need to advertise and our well-trusted print and digital media brands are great advertising and marketing solutions for businesses throughout Hertfordshire.

Based in our vibrant office in Stevenage, working alongside the field sales team, this is a great opportunity for a sales-focussed individual who will enjoy speaking with prospective advertisers and existing clients and providing them with creative, client-focussed advertising campaigns. Your particular focus will be selling the special feature campaigns that we create such as Christmas, Discover Herts, Places to Eat etc. It’s a role that gives great variety and the opportunity for you to match new businesses to the current feature.

This telephone based sales role is supported by a fantastic training program, experienced managers and a team of colleagues all willing to help and see you succeed. It will suit someone who knows they are great at building rapport on the phone, can and have sold in the past and knows they have that competitive edge that thrives in a sales environment. It’s important that you are able to listen to customer needs and be committed to learn our full range of products to ensure our customers have the best options presented to them that genuinely provide them with great results.

We are very happy to consider part time options for the right candidates on application please just detail the hours you are looking for.


  • Proven telephone sales experience.
  • Good B2B sales background
  • Proven track record in selling to SME’s / professional businesses
  • 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
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Great time management


  • Basic starting salary of up to £19,000
  • Realistic OTE of £8,400 per annum
  • Monday to Friday (part time option available)
  • 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
  • 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.


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.

To apply, please send your CV to

closing date 14th September 2018

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