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Media Sales – Modern Apprenticeship – 3 posts - 16550

17 October 2018


Permanent, pending probationary period


£11,800 per annum


Johnston Press is one of the largest local and regional multimedia organisations in the UK. We provide news and information services to local and regional communities through our extensive portfolio of hundreds of publications and websites.  Each month our news brands touch the lives of more than 29m people across our publishing regions, delivering extensive coverage of local news, events and information. We offer national and regional advertisers a highly successful platform to link them directly with local audiences.

Work Environment: 

Johnston Press serve local communities with news, information and advertising services through a range of digital and print media channels. We are looking to develop talent through our Johnston Press Media Sales Apprenticeship diploma.  You will be based at Orchard Brae House, Queensferry Road.

What might a day in this job look like?

Your duties will include:

  • selling online and print classified advertising throughout our markets to business and private customers
  • delivering an exceptional customer experience which builds long term profitable relationships
  • evaluating customer needs and developing appropriate advertising solutions
  • working as part of a team to achieve targets, shared goals and objectives
  • maintaining a professional and consistent performance whilst striving to learn new skills and our portfolio of advertising services
  • achieving targeted milestones towards an accredited Modern Apprenticeship, whilst working to attain your JP Apprenticeship diploma within a 12-18 month period.

What will I learn?

You will spend six weeks on an intensive training programme learning core business, sales and attitudinal skills to help you thrive in a business/sales environment. Once the training course is completed, successful candidates will continue to be coached through an apprenticeship role within Johnston Press in which you will work towards an SVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

You must have a minimum of 5 National 5s or equivalent.

If you have good communication skills, a positive attitude, are consistent in your approach and willing to learn, this is a fantastic opportunity to build a career in one of the UK's leading publishers. 

Closing Date:

This opportunity will close when a suitable candidate has been found.