Sales Support Executive

DC Thomson
Closing Date: 18/08/2022
  • Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow or London
  • DC Thomson

Job Description

DC Thomson is a privately owned family business currently undertaking a significant transformation programme to deliver a scalable media company, driven by technology, data, and talent. People are at the heart of everything we do and building audiences into long lasting, loyal communities is a key priority over the next five years.

We have an exciting portfolio of media brands including The Stylist Group, Puzzler Media as well as communities in energy, local and national news, women’s and children’s magazines, lifestyle, teaching, crafts, and sport. While our roots are firmly in publishing, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines, DC Thomson has diversified into digital technology, radio, TV, and events

An opportunity has arisen for a Sales Support Executive to join our Sales Operations team.

In this role you will work hand in hand with our sales and wider operations teams to ensure the success of advertising campaigns, providing excellent support to our clients.

We are looking for highly motivated individual with first rate organisational skills who is always one step ahead anticipating the needs of the team they support. If you thrive in fast paced environment and enjoy building strong working relationships whilst managing multiple tasks, then we’d love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Central point of contact between national, local and events sales, the Commercial Operations team and our advertisers
  • Manage all advertiser campaigns from the point of a booking being confirmed to fulfilment. Ensuring that the correct booking, delivery and creative specifications are shared and adhered to
  • Monitor and chase all missing creative assets
  • Process and book features, campaigns and advertisements across our portfolio for our National and third party sales teams considering special positions, technical specification and planning notes when required
  • Analyse and review incoming artwork to ensure it conforms to our technical specification across print and digital products using pre-flight processes
  • To email proofs where automated processes may not be an option and liaise with customers for final checks and respond to any changes as required
  • Liaise with creative, production and ad operations teams to drive efficiencies with copy-flow and campaign delivery
  • Working with DC Thomson’s accounts teams to resolve all invoicing queries promptly, raising proforma invoices and chasing prepayments from clients
  • Coordinate response to all incoming requests, providing accurate and timely delivery of information
  • Run and interpret reports as requested by the senior management team
  • Participate in projects across the group to find efficiencies and improve our operating processes
  • Actively participate in any training which may be available to ensure personal development and undertake bespoke system training or software training when required

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Work experience as an administrative assistant or similar role
  • Experience of working within an administrative capacity for a large team
  • Proven ability to manage multiple responsibilities and tasks with high attention to detail and flexibility
  • Outstanding organisational and time management skills, with an ability to propose forward thinking changes
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • A high-level of competency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with office technology and applications
  • High degree of numerical accuracy with conscientious attitude to problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 35 hours per week. This is a hybrid flexible role offering a blend of home and office working. We are flexible about your home location, providing you are willing to travel to one of our local offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow or London. We offer a generous package including 34 days holiday, Health Cash Plan, excellent Pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics.

If you have any issues with your application, please email recruitment@dcthomson.co.uk

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.