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Media Sales Executive

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Permanent - Media Network - London, United Kingdom

About Us

 

EXTREME is a purpose driven company with a unique brand and community that lives at the intersection of adventure sports and entertainment. Our Vision is to drive positive change through extreme and adventure sports. This is realised through our integrated offer that encompasses strategy, design, development, and management of adventurous destinations, hotels and resorts, spectacular events, entertaining media, and engaging brand campaigns.

 

We operate around three guiding pillars; people, planet, and place. Headquartered in London with bases in Europe and the Middle East, we serve our clients through our passionate and pioneering international team. As founders of The Extreme Sports Channel, operating for over 25 years, and with the backing of Kleinwort Hambros and Soc Gen banks EXTREME is the go-to brand for authentic activation across action and adventure sports.

 

Our Divisions:

Destinations

Designing, developing and operating adventure sports and leisure destinations.

 

Media

Entertaining our 20 million fans daily we achieve over 200m views monthly and provide social media management advertising & sponsorship solutions.

 

Events

Producing inspirational and entertaining lifestyle events, activations and experiences.

 

Marketing

Delivering real business results for our clients through marketing campaigns that harness the power of social, ambassadors and events.

 

Marine

Providing on-water support and services for events, expeditions, and tourist activations around the world.

 

In all our activities, we strive to promote sports participation, healthy lifestyles, job creation, infrastructure investment and tourism while maintaining a strong commitment to sustainability and the environment. As part of our sustainability efforts, we have launched The Extreme Hangout, a global impact platform, and aligned with five key United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We have also joined Planet Mark to measure our impact, committed to 1% For The Planet to give back and are a lead member of the UN’s Sports for Climate Action initiative to raise awareness.

 

We believe in the future of extreme and adventure sports experiences, events and entertainment and embrace our community for motivating us every day to take EXTREME to the next level.

Job Description

Social Media Sales Executive

 

Extreme Media, part of Extreme International operates a highly successful social and fast channel media business offering social media management, content creation, advertising and sponsorship solutions for brands, events, and destinations.

Posting and producing captivating action sports, adventure, travel, and lifestyle entertainment daily for our highly engaged social community of approaching 20 million fans, we hit over 300m video views every month and recorded more than 2.2 billion video views in 2022. Created by the founders of the Extreme Sports Channel our collection of social and digital channels delivers shows, clips, and live events when and where our viewers want it and are accessed through all the leading social media networks, connected TV platforms and mobile apps.

 

https://www.extremeinternational.com/social-media-publisher

 

About the Opportunity

 

We are looking for a brilliant person join the team who has a passion for and a very good understanding of social media and driving business development. We have significant demand for our offer, and this is an idea opportunity for the right person to work with a great team and a fast-growing business. Working with and alongside the senior team your role will be to manage business development and the sales process, manage the incoming opportunities, create and manage sales decks, drive sales, build target lists, reach out to potential clients and run follow up to drive closure.

 

The Ideal candidate will be charismatic and passionate about adventure travel and adventure sport and have a strategic mindset that will ultimately help to build and manage the client portfolio across the EXTREME media division.

 

Job Type: Part time

Location: Remote, UK

Engagement Type: Consultant

Compensation: Salary plus commission, plus bonus.

 

Responsibilities will include:

 

• Manage business development and the sales process overall.

• Manage the incoming enquiries.

• Researching potential partners across and identifying new business opportunities for Extreme Social Media Management services.

• Creating and growing Databases with contact details of potential partners.

• Actively sending out development emails/messages to potential partners offering social media management services.

• Preparing and working on compelling pitches and sales materials.

• Develop and maintain relationships with partners and clients.

• Monitor social media platforms for trending topics and relevant conversations.

• Other duties as assigned by the social channels manager and CEO.

• Keep abreast of industry news and developments.

• Gather market and industry data to inform business development strategies.

 

Desired Experience, Knowledge, & Abilities:

 

• 3 – 5 years of brand partnership and business development

• Social media / media sales and business development experience (preferably in a fast-paced environment)

• An advertising/media agency background desired

• Experience of managing business development email campaigns.

• Knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

• Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in clearly communicating the strategy, either verbally or in written form.

• A solution-oriented approach and the ability to keep calm under pressure and solve problems timely and effectively.

 

Personal Characteristic:

 

• Good understanding of business development and sales.

• Charismatic personality and persuasion skills.

• The ability to interact with internal and external people at all levels from our CEO to every other internal or external stakeholders.

• Be a good problem solver with effective analytical skills.

• Strong attention to detail, with strong interpersonal and influencing skills.

• Not afraid to pitch new ideas and constructive feedback to the senior team.

• General knowledge of branding and strategies with good presentation skills and good attention to detail.

• Be a positive and energetic team player – be someone we would want to go on a road trip across Europe; hang out at a mountain bike park with; and spend a day surfing!

 

THIS ROLE IS SUITABLE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF SALES/BUSINESS DEVLOPMENT PRINCIPLES.

 

How to Apply

 

If you are interested in this exciting and fast-moving role and you meet the selection criteria, please apply with a short cover letter outlining why you are interested in joining EXTREME and what excites you about the role and the opportunity; how you fit with the specific role; and don’t forget your CV.

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