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Media Sales Executive, Huntingdon

Brand: Hunts Post

Location: Huntingdon

Closing date: Nov. 2, 2018

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A rare multi-media sales opportunity has arisen working in a successful and vibrant team that are passionate about creating the right advertising campaigns for their customers. The Hunts Post is a market-leading newspaper which is delivered to more than 40,000 homes in Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire. It provides quality advertising, including an extensive property section, and is involved in many aspects of community life, campaigning and supporting charities.

This along with a strong portfolio of other Archant print and digital products means you have a suite of options that you are able to offer customers and potential businesses throughout Cambridgeshire and the Essex borders. You will, as a result of consulting with our customers and understanding their needs, offer the best multi-platform campaigns such as targeted digital display advertising, websites, content marketing and e-marketing along with our print portfolio.

This opportunity is a telephone-based sales role that will see you sell into specialist publications and features that we plan well in advance so you can build your sales pipeline and ensure that local businesses have the opportunity to plan their marketing and advertising needs well in advance.

Based in our Huntingdon office this position is best suited to someone who enjoys working to targets, speaking to customers, winning new business and looking after customers. It’s also crucial that you have a keen interest in media and advertising and have a broad understanding of the impact of social media and the digital world and how customers can reach different markets by interacting with these platforms.


  • Desire to succeed and learn
  • Genuine interest in media advertising and digital media solutions
  • Excellent business acumen, able to converse well with a range of clients
  • Proven telephone sales experience
  • Strong B2B sales background
  • Proven track record in selling to SMEs/professional businesses
  • 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 £17500
  • Realistic OTE 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
  • 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.

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