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Media Sales Executive, Norwich

Brand: Eastern Daily Press (EDP24)

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: July 26, 2019

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So, you know you enjoying working in the buzz of a sales-focused environment. Time after time, you thrive in creating the perfect solutions for your customers…and you know you would be great at listening and really understanding marketing and advertising needs for clients.

Well…we’re Archant…and we might just be a great fit…

We are currently recruiting for a Media Sales Executive to join our retail sales team working with a range of media titles that include EDP, Evening News and Norwich Extra. We are looking for a confident communicator who thrives in a sales-focused, targeted environment.

Based from our head office in Norwich, this office-based role will see you selling print and digital advertising campaigns and solutions to new and lapsed customers across Norfolk.

We’re the guys behind the most innovative products in the market – SEO, social media management, web builds, content marketing and a whole kit of clever digital solutions your customers will love.

Want to work in a hard-working, fast-paced environment where no two days are the same, where there is a work hard, play hard culture? That’s us too.

But what can we give you?

You’ll want to grow and develop. Be the very best version of yourself. At our heart, Archant is a learning organisation. You’ll get exceptional support from our in-house development team…and instant access to your own personal coach via the unique ‘Archant Learn’ app.

You’ll enjoy a whole range of benefits including serious savings off just about everything you ever want to buy.

And our salary and bonus potential could see you earn over £25k annually.

So, let’s have an informal chat about what you’re looking for in that next career step…and how we might just be it!


  • 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


  • Basic starting salary of £17,575 rising to £18,500 on successful completion of probation
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £8,400
  • Sales development plan to see you progress to £21k salary
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free life assurance
  • Pension 5% matched contribution
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • One volunteer day per annum
  • 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’re Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

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

We’re 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’re 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, and 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 200 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!
  • 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.
  • Our print centre is capable of producing 22 full newspapers per second.

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