Newspaper Sales Executive (Part-time)

Reach plc
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Up to £9100 per annum + company benefits
08 Oct 2018
05 Nov 2018
Reach plc
Contract Type
Part Time
Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Newspaper Sales Executive to join the Grimsby Telegraph, part of Reach plc. In this role, you will be responsible for the delivery of circulation volume and revenue for all Reach titles across the Humber and Lincolnshire including the Hull Daily Mail, Scunthorpe Telegraph, Lincolnshire Echo, Lincolnshire Target Series and Retford Times. Reporting to the Newspaper Sales Manager, you will be engaging in all relevant sales department activity, both in the field and occasionally within the office.

For the right candidate, this role can offer the successful individual an exciting opportunity to promote the Grimsby Telegraph within an extremely autonomous role, with varied responsibilities each day. If you enjoy meeting new people and would love to represent and promote our successful newspaper brands, we want to hear from you!

Reach PLC is one of the UK's largest media publishers, encompassing an award winning portfolio of 5 national titles, 130 regional titles and over 500 digital products. We employ more than 6,000 people across 60-plus locations around the country. Trusted, reliable and essential on social, mobile, desktop and in print, our loyal readers and advertisers are attracted by the knowledge, insight and vital services that our iconic brands provide.

Key Responsibilities
  • Working within a team of 7, being responsible for working with selected key retailers across the Humber and Lincolnshire to promote Reach PLC titles
  • Carrying out regular active selling promotions, responsible for setting up event stands as and when required
  • Attending appointments with supermarkets and newsagents to promote newspaper sales initiatives
  • Help increase subscriptions of Reach PLC Titles
  • Identify new outlets and monitor sales
  • Working within defined Health & Safety guidelines at all times
  • Administrative tasks, recording all sales records and activity reports

The Ideal Candidate

This role would suit individuals who are confident, driven and friendly with persuasive skills. You will have outstanding communication skills and be experienced in customer-facing environments. Being able to work autonomously and use your own initiative is a key element of this role, alongside the ability to manage your time effectively. Good numeric and basic computer skills will aid your success in this role.

As the majority of time will be spent field-based, you must have a full valid driving licence and access to a car (mileage expenses will be paid). This role requires individuals to be flexible and able to work 3 hours per day, flexible hours on a rotating shift pattern. Working hours will generally be Monday-Friday (12 - 4) although we do require full flexibility Monday-Sunday to accommodate occasional weekend work.

Full training will be given.

Package Description

You can look forward to a competitive salary, 25 days holiday pro rota (plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, plus many other benefits available to you as a Reach employee.

We are committed to equal opportunity for all. We may collect relevant data for monitoring as part of our candidate registration process. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.

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