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Part-Time Merchandiser – Welwyn Hatfield Times, Stevenage

Brand: Welwyn Hatfield Times

Location: Stevenage

Closing date: May 20, 2019

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We are looking for a part-time Merchandiser to work on the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Merchandising plays an important role in the development, growth and success of our copy sales and promotions.

The role will involve building strong relationships with key retailers in your territory, from supermarkets to independent retailers. It will require an organised approach, maximising your daily call plans and from time to time being involved in delivering promotional and marketing campaigns that will generate response, product sales and, where appropriate, other revenue for Archant.


The successful candidate will work closely with the Circulation Sales Manager and other members of the Circulation team to fulfil their role and continually evolve campaigns such as Win Cash and Schools Supplements, whilst maintaining and increasing sales for our paid-for products. You will have an enthusiastic can-do attitude, great rapport with people and the ability to think on your feet.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a customer relationship/account management background and excellent communication skills. The ability to be persuasive and to build strong healthy relationships with the people they deal with will be key. Educated to GCSE level or equivalent, the role requires candidates to be reliable, self-motivated and able to use their own initiative. The ideal candidate will have a friendly, persuasive personality, be a problem-solver, and have a good knowledge of the local area. A full valid driving licence and vehicle is essential.

The successful candidate may be required to work some promotions or events, so a flexible attitude towards working outside normal office hours will be necessary. There also may be the requirement to deliver promotional equipment such as display stands from time to time.


  • 15hrs Wednesday & Thursday at £9.50 per hour
  • Car expenses
  • 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays, pro rata
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give As You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme


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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