A full-time sales job at First Radio in London
Posted 20 July 2017, 4.15am edt
First Radio Sales represents 118 commercial radio licences across the UK, with over 4.7m weekly listeners.
We’ve a unique proposition of truly local radio stations across the country with totally tailored, relevant content that listeners respond and relate to. Our stations have the flexibility to target communities directly using creative and innovative solutions to meet the needs of an advertiser, whilst also allowing consistency to buy into a network of engaged consumers nationwide, or bespoke station selection.
As Account Manager, you will be leading our agency relationships across several key agencies, through managing existing contacts as well as driving new commercial contacts and opportunities for the radio brands we represent. Selling our full proposition, including airtime, promotions, branded content, sponsorship, events and digital, you will be proactive, creative and a strategic thinker, as well as a strong negotiator.
Reporting to the Head of Sales, you’ll be in charge of creating and implementing a business plan for your agencies and be able to manage a busy workload, whilst also mentoring an agency planner, and working closely with the wider First Radio team, including the creative solutions project management team, and our research department.
You will be highly visible across your agencies, providing great service, through consultative and creative led selling across your agencies and to keep all agency contacts fully informed of the First Radio offering, whilst ensuring a thorough understanding of all client strategies within your agencies, to maximise revenue and yield.
Having a minimum of 3 years of either agency-facing sales experience or the same length of creative-led media sales exposure is essential, as is being self-motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude, whilst previous radio sales experience is also highly beneficial.
There is a competitive basic as well as generous bonus scheme for the right candidate.
First Radio is joint venture business owned by Wireless Group and UKRD. We represent groups including Wireless Group Local, UKRD, Celador Radio, Lincs FM Group, KMFM Group and Nation Broadcasting.