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Sales Manager, Wokingham

Brand: Sporting Shooter

Location: Wokingham

Closing date: Oct. 25, 2019

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We are looking for a Sales Manager who will be responsible for the advertising revenue for a portfolio of five sector-leading magazines: Sporting Shooter, Rifle Shooter, Clay shooter, Air Gunner and Airgun World. As well as managing a small team you will have your own clients who you will work with to create specifically targeted advertising campaigns using a multi-media approach.

You and your team are working to monthly targets, placing advertisers’ brands in front of a very enthusiastic audience using print, digital, websites, social media and apps as appropriate for each client’s bespoke campaign.

You will be experienced at getting the best from sales teams and be able to generate new ideas, create leads, enthuse and motivate. You will work closely with the editorial team to understand and influence future content that will interest the readers and advertisers alike.

The role is based from our offices in Wokingham working Monday to Friday with the occasional need to visit linking teams in our offices in Cheltenham. Although there is the opportunity to meet customers face to face, the majority of your sales are achieved over the phone. There are specialist shows and events you will attend throughout the UK to promote the magazines, network and build new contacts.


  • Experience of driving sales teams to achieve set targets
  • Ability to motivate and boost morale
  • Great customer contact strategies
  • Digital nous – creative with new solutions & ideas
  • Strong sales background ideally within the media/advertising
  • Outstanding communication skills both written & verbal


  • Basic starting salary of up to £27k
  • Company car or allowance
  • Achievable monthly bonus scheme that rewards both effort and excellence with on-target earnings for team managers of £14,000 per annum
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Free weekly & monthly publications
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Annual volunteer day
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV to

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to change the closing date at any time during the recruitment process, so please apply asap as we will be dealing with applications as soon as they arrive.


We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

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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.

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A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
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