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Sales Planner, Ad Sales

Job in London, United Kingdom

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English (Fluent)

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0 to 1 years

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CNN's portfolio of news and information services is available in seven different languages across all major TV, digital and mobile platforms reaching more than 475 million households globally. CNN International is the number one international TV news channel according to all major media surveys across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, APAC and Latin America and has a US presence, which includes CNNgo. CNN Digital is a leading network for online news, mobile news and social media. Around 1,000 hours of long-form series, documentaries and specials are produced every year by CNNI's non-news programming division. CNN International is part of WarnerMedia.

What you’ll be doing:

This is an instrumental role within a high-pressured Regional Sales Team at CNN, focusing on the EMEA region. The Sales Planner role is crucial to the day to day running of the team and works across every aspect of the sales business, which includes pitches, proposals to clients and management of the team assistant and their day to day tasks. They will also assist in the coordination and communication, account management, day to day representative & client needs across the UK market. The Sales Planner will be responsible for contracts, billing and senior administrative tasks within the team. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

  • Assist in the coordination, communication, account management of client needs across Africa and CEE/CIS/Southern Europe markets;
  • Strategic development of proposals, media schedules, presentations and other supporting documents to relevant territories tailored to clients;
  • Assist Account Managers and Reps in identifying new prospective clients within specified markets (proactive lead generation);
  • Campaign management, existing campaigns optimization through brain storming, data analysis and finding new ways of business;
  • Maintaining smooth running of active campaigns with assistant, ensuring client and reps are continuously updated on active campaigns;

What we’re looking for:

We’re looking for a proactive and self-motivated individual who is passionate about the media industry. Ideally you will have relevant media/agency experience and knowledge of the agency and current media landscape and contacts.

You’ll be extremely organised and have great Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills. You’ll be a team player, with strong communication skills who is able to think strategically.

This role is part of the international team, so fluency in any addition language would be helpful, especially French.

What’s on offer:

This role comes with a competitive salary and a wide range of benefits and perks, including private medical, generous pension contribution and company bonus. You’ll have 23 days holiday and we’ll also give you 40 hours per year for you to use for volunteering or charitable work.

Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including flexible hours or an element of working from home. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need.

We are currently based in Soho, however we are moving to new offices in Old Street in the Autumn of 2019.

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Turner, a Warner Media company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network,...

2,000 employees