Tuesday 3 May 2011

We're recruiting! Advertising sales director

Posted: 3 May

Closing: 3 June

Reporting to: The Director

Organisation background: 1000 Words is a leading online magazine dedicated to highlighting the best contemporary photography in the UK and beyond. Released quarterly, the magazine attracts over 140,000 unique visitors from more than 75 countries every month. In May 2010 its sister site, the 1000 Words Blog was ranked at number 3 in The Top 25 UK Arts & Culture Blogs in a survey carried out by Creative Tourist, and also named as the winner of Arts Media Contacts’ Photography Blog of the Year Award 2010. 1000 Words is published by 1000 Words Photography, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes and supports contemporary photography through publishing and exhibiting opportunities, workshops, talks, limited-edition print sales and prizes and awards.

Salary: The position will be commission only: 50% of an advertisers’ first booking and then 25% thereafter paid immediately on the client funds clearing. The position can be held remotely for those with their own equipment and broadband, in which case 1000 Words will pay expenses which would be primarily for travel and phone calls (as the magazine is online all media packs, magazines, correspondence etc will be sent by email).

Job description: 1000 Words is looking to appoint an Advertising sales director to work on a freelance basis for its online magazine and related events. This role will suit a driven, tenacious sales professional with exceptional communication skills looking to further their career within the arts and publishing. The successful applicant will promote our full range of online advertising and bespoke e-announcements to existing UK and international clients as well as establishing new business prospects. A multi-platform sales role, you will also be responsible for events advertising as well as other forms of monetising the brand extension.

The role will include, but is not limited to, the following duties and responsibilities:

-Generating new business within existing accounts
-Identifying sales opportunities and presenting key features and benefits
-Liaising with accounts regarding credit control
-Liaising with editorial and art direction on production and placement of advertisements
-Keeping customer records up-to-date

Skills and attributes:

-2 - 5 years experience in advertising sales at a newspaper, magazine or website, preferably in the arts
-Proven track record of working under pressure, meeting deadlines and attention to detail
-Excellent time management, organisational and communication skills
-Must be confident in own abilities and views and be able to build relationships
-Highly motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a team
-Proven computer skills in all office applications
-Good knowledge of how the visual arts and photography sectors operate
-Sensitive understanding of 1000 Words’ mission, objectives and goals
-Firm believer in the value and benefits on online advertising and bespoke e-announcements
-Tech savvy and up-to-speed with social media platforms
-Excellent contact base and well-connected
-Background in photography or art history highly desirable

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you think you would be the right person to jobs(at)1000wordsmag(dot)com by 12pm, Friday 3 June 2011.