Advertising Sales Manager

Raconteur is seeking first-class sales individuals to create special interest B2B campaigns involving business reports in The Times / The Sunday Times and digital content solutions on
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Raconteur is seeking first-class sales individuals to create special interest B2B campaigns involving business reports in The Times / The Sunday Times and digital content solutions on The role is similar to that of a movie producer: write the script, finance it by pitching advertisers and hand-pick the team that is going to create it, project managing multiple elements throughout. The end result of each campaign which you manage is a 16-page report distributed nationwide.  Seeing your name printed on the first page as “Campaign Manager” in The Times / Sunday Times makes this a sales role with a tangible and rewarding output! 

This is a fast-paced, unique sales role – giving you access to a national press platform where the content you commission can inspire and challenge the UK’s largest and most senior business readership. It’s an amazing opportunity to heighten your business acumen while growing and inspiring your creativity.  

The successful applicant will join a vibrant, energetic and collaborative team who are driven by high performance.


Top responsibilities

  • Create revenue to fund the project and make it profitable by selling print advertising and advertorial spaces within the Special Report
  • Identify digital revenue opportunities from conversations and sell appropriate digital content solutions on our premium content website,
  • Prospect effectively, organize your time, and deliver credible, professional sales pitches to new prospects in order to achieve ambitious sales targets
  • Using strong research skills, identify trends and unique ideas for each report topic to develop an in-depth knowledge of the subject and feed into the editorial planning process
  • Project manage the process – providing input on editorial and design, including liaison with expert freelance journalists and our award-winning in- house design team to ensure the finished products meets the standards expected by all stakeholders


The ideal candidate:

  • Experience working to and exceeding sales targets
  • Some sales experience gained in a commercially geared role
  • Digital publishing sales experience or good knowledge of digital publishing solutions
  • Ambitious, inspiring, creative and inquisitive
  • Passionate about sales and business development - you see sales as a career path
  • Can excel in a fast-paced environment 

Remuneration & Benefits:

  • £55k OTE (commission is uncapped - high performers can earn £70k+) 
  • Private health and dental insurance 
  • 25 days holiday per annum, +1 additional day holiday for each year worked at the company (capped at a max of 3) 
  • Raconteur Day (annual day away from the office which does not use any holiday) 
  • Highly flexible WFH policy based on the ongoing Covid situation (though we may require you to be in the office during the two-week training period)
  • Extensive training programme and development opportunities 
  • Unlimited fruit 
  • Lots of social activities 
  • Well stocked drinks fridge

At Raconteur we recognise that diversity is critical to our continued success, growth and enjoyment at work. We seek to hire, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and therefore encourage applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief or sexual orientation. 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

We usually respond within a week

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Looking for perks? We've got you covered!

  • Social 😁

    Quarterly wine club, finishing early every Friday to celebrate achievements, quarterly team socials, quarterly companywide social, ‘Raconteur Day’ each summer which is dedicated to off-site activities and ‘Raconteur of the month’ - integration and having fun sits at the heart of our culture here.

  • Holiday 🏖️

    In addition to the competitive holiday allowance (25 days plus bank holidays), we close between Christmas and New Year and offer one additional day of holiday for each of the first 3 full years you’ve worked here.

  • Health insurance 🏥

    We offer all of our employees Vitality health insurance that provides cover for hospital fees, specialist fees, physiotherapy, diagnostic tests plus rewards for healthy behaviours.

  • Dental insurance 👨‍⚕️

    We provide Bupa dental insurance that will pay towards an extensive range of dental treatments, provides full cover for many emergency treatments and includes two free check-ups a year.

  • Discounts 🤑

    Enjoy a number of different offers and discounts through our various partners such as discounted gym memberships, up to 40% off select UK and European flights, up to 25% off Ocado plus much more!


At Raconteur we care about what our employees think, which is why we’ve teamed up with Peakon to regularly check how we are doing.

Peakon is an anonymous employee feedback platform. It measures the engagement of each employee on an individual level, as well as on a team and company wide level.

Everyone who works here helps to shape Raconteur with their ideas and feedback, which is used to steer positive changes, as well as celebrate what we’re doing well.

We currently have a Peakon score of 9/10, putting us in the top 5% of companies in our industry.


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