A career in Newspaper Advertising is so rewarding.
Earning potential: pounds 21,544 rising to pounds 27,312 p.a. including company car
You've only got to look through this newspaper and you'll find all types of advertisements. From shops to bars and restaurants, from car showrooms to estate agents, from plumbers to companies looking for staff - and advertisements placed by our readers from celebrating birthdays and weddings to selling their dining room table or bunk bed.
All of these customers are looked after by Advertising Sales Staff who are responsible for helping to generate customers for our customers!
COULD YOU JOIN OUR TEAM?
At Coventry Newspapers, we are committed to building careers for our Advertising Staff so that they develop their full potential. They have the opportunity, structure, training and support to gain promotion, excel in their specialised field or diversify and build on their knowledge and skills.
GREAT SALARY STRUCTURE
Our staff work to a transparent salary grading structure so they know what they need to work towards in order to gain promotion and a pay rise when they reach the next level. CAREER DEVELOPMENT
All of our Advertising Managers started their career with Trinity Mirror Newspapers in Advertising Telephone sales - so we understand what it's like to be the 'new person' who doesn't know anything about advertising or local newspapers.
... most of our new recruits haven't ever worked in a newspaper business before - but may have worked selling double glazing, insurance or even selling a 'double' across a bar when a single was requested or selling a shirt to match the suit in a clothes shop.
WE ARE NOT A CALL CENTRE
You would be working in the Advertising Department, not in a Call Centre - our department is open plan, no booths or partitions, no scripts written for you, no products to sell that you wouldn't buy yourself - you would actually be representing newspapers that your customers love to read!
Working in teams of around 8 people, many a mix of field and telephone sales, everyone works together to reach targets and have lots of fun and lots of rewards along the way such as Team of the Month lunches and shopping vouchers for Salesperson of the Month.
DO YOU HAVE A GREAT PERSONALITY?
Can you work as part of a successful team? Are you self-motivated, creative and enthusiastic? Can you meet targets and deadlines?.. then you could be our next new recruit. We need special people with a great personality - ready to work hard, willing to learn and able to thrive in the exciting world of newspapers.
Do you have good organisational and selling skills? An out-going personality? Always ready to embrace a challenge? Want every day to be different?.. This is a career with a difference!
The positions are chalenging-but the rewards are high - including excelent on target bonus potential within a company committed to personal development, training and building careers for our people.
Debbie Davies - Advertisement Director
I started my career in newspapers in the Advertising Department, as a Telephone Sales Canvasser, for the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo.
I worked on the 'Home Services' section dealing with plumbers, joiners etc and I quickly built up relationships with all of my clients and thoroughly enjoyed my job.
After working my way up and around the country in various positions as Field Sales Executive, Team Manager and General Manager, I am now proud to be Advertisement Director for Coventry Newspapers.
I did it - you could too!'
Kim LeQuesne - Senior Recruitment Consultant
'I have been working for Coventry Newspapers since 1994 and started as a Telesales Executive. After six months, I was promoted and then joined the Management Team in 1999. After taking maternity leave, I chose to return to the Recruitment Advertising Team and I am now a Senior Consultant. I help and advise hundreds of customers on the best way to fill their vacancies with the right people through our newspapers, the internet and with a cv matching service.'
Jason Larner - Motors Team Manager
'My career started in Telephone Sales in Cardiff at the Western Mail & Echo before moving into Field Sales. I transferred to Coventry Newspapers as a Field Sales Executive and in August 2004 was promoted to Motors Team Manager. I really enjoy the diversity and creativity of working in advertising sales and especially working alongside the editorial team on new supplement ideas to benefit our customers. I am really proud that many of our ideas and initiatives have been award winning and replicated around the country '
Kara Murray - Property Field Sales Executive
'I joined the company as a Copy Controller for Property-which meant I was responsible for collating the content of the advertisements for Estate Agents for our Property Guides.
I was quickly promoted to Telephone Sales as I really enjoyed dealing with our customers and advising them on new ideas which would help houses on their books sell quicker. I am now a Field Sales Executive and really love to see my ideas in print and to hear about the good response my clients have had to their advertising.'
Please send your CV with a hand written covering letter to:
Kully Sahota, Coventry Evening Telegraph, Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1 FP or email: email@example.com. Closing Date: Friday 17th February 2006
A Trinity Mirror Business
Trinity Mirror is actively committed to equal opportunities and applications are welcome from anyone irrespective of colour, ethnic origins, sex, marital status and disability.
Advertising Director Debbie Davies with her Business Development Managers