Applications Close Date: 01 Oct 2020
Channel 4 is funded purely by advertising revenue, meaning that the award-winning sales house, 4Sales, is instrumental to the successful running of the channel. https://www.4sales.com/
The key function of the Sales Department is to generate the maximum amount of revenue from Channel 4’s programmes and products and on behalf of UKTV's advertising opportunities. Whilst at the same time, deliver great customer service and work with the wider business to deliver the Channel 4 remit.
It employs approximately 225 people who work across a range of related functions, including Agency & Client Sales, Business Development, Digital, Partnership, Trading, Sales Development, and Campaign Operations.
The majority of employees are based in London; but there is also a growing sales team in Manchester as well as an out-sourced business in Dublin.
The Campaign Operations Team is responsible for the creation and delivery of maximum revenue across all means of viewing.
The purpose of the Sales Assistant role within the Campaign Operations team is to book and administer both Linear and Digital campaigns in conjunction with ATS. This will be done under the guidance of a Campaign Operations Executive.
This level of service is to be attributed to all channels and platforms across our portfolio.
The Campaign Operations Assistant will help the Campaign Operations Executive in all aspects of delivery and monitoring of deals to ensure the most efficient delivery of deals across all revenue streams
The most essential requirement is to ensure that the C4 sales dept. generates the maximum amount of revenue across all our revenue streams.
To develop a thorough understanding of all trading aspects of the Channel 4 revenue flow
To develop a thorough knowledge of all Linear and Digital booking systems
To monitor the delivery levels of all Digital and Linear campaigns on a daily , weekly , monthly basis highlighting any anomalies
To ensure all Digital and Linear activity is booked and adhere to the internal booking cycle
To understand and prioritise any late Linear or digital problems highlighted by Airtime Sales
Problem solving throughout the month to maximise revenue for the channel
Develop relationships with counterparts across all C4 Departments (including Airtime Sales & Traffic) to ensure conflicting demands are met across all revenue streams
Communicates both verbally and written with all internal departments across all disciplines
Resolves routine airtime and digital problems at a campaign level
Escalate more complex problems to line management
Prioritise workload in conjunction with Campaign Operations Executives
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Previous experience of carrying out administrative duties
Proven ability to read and digest information accurately
Demonstrated a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Excellent administration skills
Strong computer skills – proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
Good verbal and written communication skills
A team player with capability to work independently
A knowledge and understanding of the factors impacting the channel sales proposition
SalaryCompetitiveApplication questions to complete
To complete your application please provide a response to the below application questions, you can upload your response to the application questions as an attachment when submitting your application. This can be attached to your application as a PDF or Word document.
Please outline how you meet the ‘Essential Experience & Skills’ outlined in the Job Description (Max 500 words)
What makes C4 different from its competitors - please discuss programmes, advertisers and audiences? (Max 400 words)
Why do you want to work for C4 and what makes you a good fit for this role? (Max 400 words)
What steps do you take to prioritise your workload? (Max 400 words)
There are a million reasons why it’s great to work at Channel 4, here are just a few of the perks for you;
26 days annual leave (including a day off for your birthday)
Company funded Private Medical Insurance
A generous Group Personal Pension
Access to our flexible benefits scheme including dental, travel insurance, health screenings and more