Manager- Social Media Sales
Discovery CommunicationsLondon, UK
Full Time Job
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Discovery's International Digital Sales Team.
We are looking for a talented Manager - Social Media Sales to help deliver our ambitious revenue growth targets across our International Digital Brand Solutions business.
Your primary role will be to Identify and develop new business through a digital social sales strategy.
Working to secure outstanding digital client solutions against a globally renowned portfolio of content properties, including Discovery, Eurosport, Discovery Golf, GCN, TLC, Now This and The Food Network et al.
• Delivering against a digital revenue target, through generating new business sales activity.
• Identify, establish and win long term new business via an international digital social sales strategy.
• Prospecting, pitching and delivering new clients to the business.
• Identify digital monetisation opportunities across Discovery's International Sport and Lifestyle platforms and properties.
• Social Platform partnership management, the point person for all direct commercial relations with the major platforms, working in parallel with Discovery's social editorial teams.
• Working closely with the Director of Digital Brand Solutions Sales to grow the international digital business.
• Productising Discovery's International social solutions and delivering on client requirements.
• Being the lead expert, Internationally in Discovery's social media client solutions.
• Acting as a digital ambassador internally and externally within a global content business.
• Client management, central contact for all client servicing and campaign management activities.
• Representing Discovery International to external stakeholders and advocating our business within the industry.
• Attending key industry events and feeding back market intelligence, trends and impacts.
• Extensive, demonstrable new business sales experience across social platforms.
• Strong experience in selling and delivering digital audience first solutions to Tier 1 global brands and advertisers.
• Proven track record of reaching and exceeding revenue goals.
• Strong understanding and experience of the EMEA or APAC advertising markets.
• Digital expert – strong market knowledge, comfortable with delivering a consultive solutions sell to savvy clients.
• Self-starter and hungry to develop the business, an imperative.
• Ability to work under pressure, autonomously and within a complex, global business.
• Passionate about the digital ecosystem and securing new business.
• Outstanding pitch and presentation skills, comfortable at selling at all levels of stakeholders (internal and external).
• Client relations, experience in building lasting credible relationships with key clients and agencies.
• Previous Global Media Owner / Digital Marketing Agency experience – desirable.