Trainee Publishing Executive - Media Sales - Graduate Sales - London

Greater London
£19'000 basic + Commission + Benefits
12 Feb 2013
14 May 2013
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Absolute Appointments have been given the unique opportunity to recruit a group of trainee Media Sales Executives to work for one of the largest Magazine and Online publishing houses in London.

Our clients Training Academy is a unique initiative that provides Graduates the most exciting and comprehensive entry point to Media Sales in print and online publishing. Perfect opportunity for all sales people looking to start a career.


Full description:

Media Sales Executive Salary - £19'000 + Commission. Fantastic opportunity to work in one of the biggest B2B publishing house in London. Our clients Training Academy is a unique initiative launched in 2005 and provides enthusiastic sales people the most exciting and comprehensive entry point to B2B, print and online publishing. The process begins with the selection of 3-5 individuals to become Media Sales Executives who will remain within the Academy for nine months overall.  During your first days, you will be supplied with a Training Pack that will support you through your early development, a company induction and a programme of development that includes 10 days classroom training based on and around sales, sales presentation, advanced sales and negotiation techniques. On appointment, you attend an internal, four day sales training course after which you begin working in a b2b print and online community learning to apply the principles of effective selling in the context of our clients most important brands.  While working on the sales floor, you will have time to absorb product information and receive plenty of help and support from your manager. You will remain within a busy and exciting sales department for three months which provides the trainees with a safe environment to practice your sales skills on, as well as get to know the culture the people within it.  At the end of your first three months, you will be given the opportunity to attend Internal Transfer Meetings with other managers from within the business, looking to recruit from the Academy. The opportunity to transfer to another department broadens still further, your experience and knowledge of effective business communication. Following transfer, you remain within the new department from that point on.  Many of those that have begun their careers in media via this Training Academy have already seen significant salary increases and promotions and are considered amongst the very best.  This position offers the opportunity to learn and grow within one of the UK's most recognized publishing houses. The successful candidate is likely to be living within an easy commute of Central London who has a keen interest in combining a career within Media and Sales. A passion and eagerness to work in a company that offers financial reward is key, our clients look for sales people who thrive under pressure and enjoy the thrill of hitting targets. In this role you need to demonstrate the capacity to identify and explore business opportunities, and understand the business needs of your clients. You need to enjoy working within a team environment where competition is encouraged. Media Sales is about making money !! The objective is to maximise revenue generation through advertising and sponsorship, you need to understand what your client's needs are when considering where they need to advertise, and develop a relationship through regular contact over the phone and face to face. For more information on this role and others that Absolute Appointments have please call Simon on 02076592363.

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