Ad Sales Executive

London (Greater)
13 Oct 2021
13 Nov 2021
Full Time
Contract Type


Discovery, Inc. is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including direct-to-consumer streaming service Discovery+; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, MotorTrend, Animal Planet and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe


Evolving within a dynamic Advertising Sales & Brand Partnerships team you will play both an active and supportive team role working with global brands and agencies on international campaigns across the worldwide Discovery portfolio




You will work in coordination with the Sales Director and sales team to support the development of strategic brand partnerships and solutions with global clients and agencies to contribute towards annual advertising sales revenue across the portfolio including spot sales, sponsorship, branded content, on-ground, co-marketing and multi-media brand communications


  • You will play a supportive role in the delivery of international team revenue objectives, working across multi-platform TV, web, app and social media opportunities, through advertising, content creation & on-ground activation
  • Working with the Sales Director and sales team, you will support the sales process from prospecting through to deal implementation and securing repeat client investment
  • You will be responsible for managing and assisting the successful coordination of client partnerships, including research, generating ideas, problem-solving, building pitch and analyses materials, planning campaign activity, booking, implementing, monitoring and reporting performances directly with clients, agencies and vendors
  • Develop strong relationships and maintain regular contact with all relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide administrative support to the sales team and wider network, including financial reporting, campaign status, regular update reports and related materials
  • Acquire comprehensive understanding and ongoing knowledge of the global Discovery brand portfolio, sales rationale and evolving developments
  • Responsibility for any other ad-hoc duties required by the Sales Director, across the sales team and global Discovery network


  • Flexible and collaborative in your work approach, with a strong work ethic and ability to take the initiative
  • You will be a likeable, confident character and have strong communication skills, including written, conversational and in the presentation of facts and ideas
  • Trustworthy and able to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • Committed, reliable and respectful, you will show consideration for your colleagues and partners
  • You will be enthusiastic and proactive in your approach, with excellent organizational and numeracy skills and have a strong attention for accuracy and detail
  • Ability to work across multiple projects and timelines/deadlines
  • You will have a creative outlook, eager to contribute ideas and new thinking within the team and across work projects
  • Ability to source relevant information and materials to service client requests
  • You will always be looking to learn and deepen your understanding of the media and sport/entertainment industry
  • Proficiency across Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • You will have experience of working across international cultures and be passionate about media and sport/entertainment

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