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Part-Time Media Telesales Executive, Barking


Brand: Archant

Location: Barking

Closing date: July 6, 2018

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We would very much like to create your perfect work/life balance. Are you looking for an opportunity that will fit round school hours? Could you do more with the flexibility of partly working from home and office? Do you wish you had one or two days free a week to have time for you?

Our vibrant offices in Barking have an opportunity for a part-time Media Sales Executive. With views of Canary Wharf and just a short walk into the town centre, break out kitchen facilities and only five minutes walk from Barking underground station we offer a fantastic working environment. This role will see you working on our successful East London and Essex titles which are well-established brands that are much loved by the communities they serve.

Working within a fantastic team environment, you will be speaking to potential and existing customers and selling them the opportunity to advertise in our strong local newspapers and online products. When you aren’t calling clients, you will be uploading adverts onto the system, passing these on to be designed and chasing customers to approve their advert so that you can process the order.

Within this role you will have a real chance to develop and progress. The role will also be responsible for ad hoc projects and supplements within our well-known products.

ABOUT YOU

You are a motivated individual with experience working in a fast-paced telephone sales environment, with a thorough understanding of the sales process and a professional, consultative approach.

You are confident picking up the telephone and will enjoy building relationships and communicating the benefits of our market-leading advertising services, and will be used to anticipating and overcoming objections.

You are a charismatic and proactive self-starter who enjoys working on your own initiative, and are outgoing, personable and unwaveringly positive. You are also highly organised with exceptional attention to detail, and while we’re not looking for techie geeks, you are a web user and know your Twitter from your Instagram.

Above all else, you are a trustworthy and hardworking individual, passionate about selling and someone who gets a real buzz from hunting for sales and achieving results, whilst thriving under the pressure of a target-driven environment.

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Basic starting salary of up to £16,700, pro rata
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £8,400 per annum, pro rata
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays, pro rata
  • Free monthly publications
  • 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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