Newspaper Sales Executive: Maternity Cover

Reach plc
Plymouth, Devon, England
02 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Newspaper Sales Executive to join our team in Plymouth, on a minimum 6 month maternity cover contract. This contract has the potential to extend.

In this role, you will be responsible for the delivery of circulation volume and revenue for all Reach titles across Plymouth, Devon and some areas of Cornwall. 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.

We are Reach because it's what we do.

Every day our newsbrands - national and regional, in print and online - reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK's largest news publisher, with influential national newsbrands such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, Sunday People, Daily Record, and more than 100 distinguished regional titles.

Our brands have a long heritage of being trusted sources of news and information, with our editorial conviction and high standards of journalism providing audiences with timely information and opinion across multiple platforms.

Last year we sold 620 million newspapers, with 5 million readers of one of our brands each month. Our network of over 70 websites provide 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8 billion page views per year.

We average 21 million mobile visitors - that's 60% of the entire mobile market. Each month we attract over 32 million unique visitors. That's more than our competitors. You will help us further increase our digital audience into 2019.

Key Responsibilities
  • Working within a team of 4, being responsible for working with selected key retailers across Plymouth 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, with access to your own car (mileage will be reimbursed). You will need a flexible approach to days and hours of work, as although it is a Monday to Friday job, there may be occasions where you will work weekends.

Full training will be given.

Package Description

In addition to competitive salaries, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), bonus structures (if applicable) and a contributory pension scheme, Reach plc has a wealth of flexible benefits on offer. These include holiday purchase scheme, cycle scheme, a technology scheme in conjunction with Curry's PC World, car scheme, health cash plan, employee loans and lots of high street discounts! Our business is fully committed to health and wellbeing in the workplace with an employee assistance programme and trained mental health first aiders across the business.

Reach plc believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We will be reviewing applications as they are received so please don't delay in submitting your application.

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