Job: Digital Sales Executive

Title Digital Sales Executive
Categories Sales/Business Development
Date Posted24 July 2015
Salary R15k – R25k basic salary
Location Johannesburg

This is not just another job post, for just another company. This is a very cool job, within a very cool company…so the ideal candidate will have to be something special.

Our client is the world’s leading digital sports content group. Through unrivalled global content collection, production and distribution capabilities, they create digital products that drive traffic, engagement and revenues for over 2,600 of the world’s leading media and betting companies and enable brands to engage with over 200 million sports fans every month.
With over 1800 staff in 26 countries, they are a fast growing and dynamic company who is in the process of building out their African operation.


Based out of Johannesburg, the successful candidate will assist the Commercial Manager in building the business in South Africa, while assisting with the greater Sub-Saharan African region. This will involve primarily digital ad-sales across both display and video but with an eye on more integrated solutions combining media and content. You will be required to develop a key understanding of the company’s offering that will enable you to:

  • Assist with the sale of display advertising, sponsorship and video (VOD) advertising, across all of the companies services.
  • Identify and develop new advertising/sponsorship opportunities with key regional partners, sponsors and brands
  • Manage and build key strategic relationships with Johannesburg based media agencies and brands.
  • Work effectively and in partnership with they company’s current partners editorial teams and management team in South Africa.
  • Provide weekly reports to the line manager based
  • A good understanding of the digital space, online advertising and how content works
  • Accountability, self-motivation & discipline to work in an ‘on the road’ scenario
  • Natural penchant for selling and negotiation in the digital environment
  • A firm grasp on the sales process >Identify leads > Qualify > Propose > Pitch > Close > Deliver
  • Knowledge of sport, the business behind it and emerging technology trends
  • The ability to build and nurture robust relationships with agencies, brands and sponsors
  • MS Office, CRM tools, proposal writing and presentation skills
  • Industry knowledge of the Mobile, Online, African & Sporting landscapes
  • Dynamic ability to work within a sales team, assume multiple responsibilities and get the job done
  • Track record of identifying opportunities and delivering on budget, target and reporting on it
  • Highly ambitious, results driven with a proven commercial acumen

They rely on a high level of personal initiative, motivation and honesty. Being at the forefront of digital media rights exploitation with a steady stream of new technologies and products being introduced, they need people who have the confidence to learn on the job and can cope with new challenges. They are looking for functional excellence combined with entrepreneurial flair. The successful candidate must have:

  • Commitment to quality and attention to detail
  • Interest in sport, new media and its future
  • Lead by example and use initiative
  • Able to work under and handle pressure
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Be able to communicate at all levels
  • Existing relationships within the digital advertising arena, especially within sports related agencies and brands will be of benefit but not essential
  • Team player
  • Willing to travel from time to time, specifically Cape Town for training


  • Medical Aid contribution
  • Company Cell phone package + latest handset
  • Slow in the City Membership
  • Expense Account for business related necessities
  • Competitive Commission structure
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Amy Molony – Creative RecruiterAmy grew up in the humid seaside hood that is Durban. With a background in the film industry Amy has experience promoting South Africa as a film destination and reading and researching movie scripts.   She is passionate about good content and her love for the written word knows no bounds. She relishes being outdoors and during weekends, when she isn’t playing Ultimate Frisbee, she can be found hiking the Capes scenic mountains. Amy will be placing aspiring wordsmiths, social media managers, copywriters and editors.Contact manager
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