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Media Sales Executive – Motors, Norwich

Brand: Eastern Daily Press (EDP24)

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: Nov. 13, 2017

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We are looking for a Media Sales Executive on our Motors team based from our head office in Norwich city centre.

The role will involve speaking to new and existing customers within the motoring industry to understand their advertising plans and needs for the future. Having understood this you will then be able to identify what print or digital products they need that will genuinely work for their business.

We have many different publications that include Eastern Daily Press and Evening News – trusted media brands that offer great print and digital solutions for our customers. Our portfolio includes multi-platform campaigns such as print advertising, digital display advertising, mobile websites, apps, content marketing, e-newsletters and social media. It’s important that you are digitally savvy and understand how the “online world” that we live in can impact and benefit advertising campaigns.

Once you have sold advertising you will be responsible for chasing advert copy from clients, uploading onto our system and ensuring it is all booked accurately for the product, date, size, colour etc that your customer wanted. This does require great organisation and attention to detail with accurate information and data inputting skills.


It’s important that you thrive and enjoy picking the phone up and creating sales opportunities, selling and building relationships. This way you will become a trusted media advisor within the motor industry in Norfolk and grow in success.

  • Self-motivated and customer focussed
  • Confident telephone sales skills
  • Experience of growing sales revenues
  • Digitally savvy
  • Great attention to detail
  • Able to build rapport and develop business relationships
  • Articulate with great listening and questioning skills
  • Career focused
  • Persuasive and friendly
  • Good working knowledge of Norfolk


  • Starting salary of up to £18k
  • 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


Archant is a privately owned media company serving geographical and specialist interest communities across a wide range of media and employing around 1,400 staff.

It is the fifth largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, publishing 1.6 million copies a week in print and reaching six million readers a month online. Its portfolio of more than 50 news brands includes the Eastern Daily Press in Norfolk, the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk and the Ham & High in London.

Archant is the largest publisher of regional and local lifestyle magazines and associated digital media in the UK. It also owns a range of specialist magazine titles circulating mainly in the UK and USA. Its portfolio of 80 magazine titles reaches an average of more than three million readers every month across the UK. In recent years it has extended its activities into exhibitions, events and digital media focused on the Weddings and French property markets.

Archant has a broad portfolio of digital media assets and marketing services supporting its more traditional media. In 2013 it won a licence to broadcast television to the city of Norwich. The service, Mustard TV, has been broadcasting on Freeview channel 8 since March 2014. It is also a prolific publisher of mobile Apps on the Apple and Android platforms in the UK.

The group, which was founded in 1845, has its roots in Norwich where most of its back office functions are located and has frontline staff based in the communities that it serves across the UK.


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Very shortly after receiving your CV, if we are interested we will call to understand why you believe you have all the right attributes and are perfect to be shortlisted for interview, so please be ready for this phone call. All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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