Business Development/Sales - Publishing House

Recruiter
Wiser Graduates
Location
London
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
18 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you an experienced sales professional with a glittering academic background, looking to move into a more diverse role combining your sales skills with project management? If so, this is the role for you.

We an award-winning London based publishing house that produce special reports and supplements exclusively for The Times, The Sunday Times and The Week.

With the freshest ideas and strongest momentum in the market, we are a high growth company with tremendous prospects for the future. We endeavour to attract candidates that replicate our characteristics as a business: entrepreneurial, brave, with an energetic can-do attitude.

We are seeking first-class individuals with a passion for publishing & business. The role is similar to that of a movie producer: get the script, finance it by pitching investors and hand-pick the team that is going to create it.

As a Publishing Manager, you will be project managing five different print projects a year with responsibility for the entire project lifecycle, from conception to the finished product. Responsibilities include managing research, editorial commissioning, production and sales on each of these five publications being produced for The Times/Sunday Times. You will be expected to set up meetings to pitch high-level Directors across all sectors of industry and work with some of the UK`s leading journalists and editors.

This is an extremely demanding role in a high pressured business environment, which can be very rewarding. We offer a basic salary of £30,000 first year and a realistic OTE of £51,000 - top performers higher. Previous sales experience in the media industry is not a pre- requisite, but you need to be a first-class operator in whatever tasks and challenges you undertake.

Qualities and skills

  • Minimum of 1 year sales or business development experience (B2B) - track record in working with revenue targets
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Superb communication skills in spoken and written English
  • A demonstrable and sustainable high level of energy and enthusiasm - Clear entrepreneurial flair and passion for doing business
  • Able to work and perform in a high pressured environment
  • Happy to work as part of a growing business
  • Interest in current affairs/business/publishing
  • Strong academic background; a 2:1 minimum from Top 20 university
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent research abilities

This is a unique opportunity for you to make a quick career in a high growth media company with good development opportunities both in the UK and abroad. If you think this is your line of business, let us know as soon as possible as we are looking for immediate starters.