Sales & Acquisitions Executive

Espresso Media International

Brighton (with hybrid remote working option)

Salary: £32,000 - £37,000

Espresso Media International is looking for an enthusiastic Sales & Acquisitions Executive to join their growing team and distribute our best-selling content to their multi-platform partners.

About Espresso Media International

Established over 21 years ago Espresso Media International is a rapidly growing international TV distributor, specialising in high end documentaries, factual entertainment and lifestyle content. With a boutique style, we create bespoke marketing plans in order to pre-sell and license content globally on behalf of our international producers, many of whom are award-winning. Our clients include TV networks and streamers worldwide, such as Channel 4, Discovery, Nat Geo, Netflix, Al Jazeera, ARTE, Peacock and many more, as well as in-flight and educational institutions.

Job purpose

As the Sales & Acquisitions Executive you will work closely with the Head of Sales and Acquisitions, across all areas of our documentary catalogue. You will be responsible for duties across the whole sales process, locating and pitching to new and existing clients at international markets, via sales calls and emails, as well as negotiating and drafting contracts, and keeping our rights management software up to date. On the acquisitions side you will be sourcing, assessing and recommending content for acquisition based on Espresso’s content strategy, whilst negotiating deal terms and co-ordinating distribution agreements; plus maintaining relationships and being an effective point of contact to our existing producer base.

  • Hours of employment: Full time
  • Contract type: Permanent
The ideal candidate
  • Has a keen interest in documentary and factual programming
  • A good understanding of the TV distribution landscape
  • Is an excellent communicator, well versed in dealing with a range of external and internal stakeholders
  • Is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Will be sales and target-driven with demonstrable experience of deal-making
  • Is a team player with an enthusiastic attitude
  • Is organised with great attention to detail
Experience
  • Will ideally have at least 2-3 years experience in a sales role at a TV distribution, production, sales agency, broadcaster or similar
  • Proficiency in negotiation skills
  • Experience of managing relationships with TVOD, AVOD and SVOD platforms desirable but not essential
  • Educated to graduate level desirable but not essential

This is an exciting and fast paced job, working with award-winning producers and multi-platform broadcast clients, with international travel opportunities. This role is perfect for someone whose had at least a couple of years’ experience in the TV industry and is now looking for their next challenge. If you think you might be a good fit for our friendly team, we’d love to hear from you!

To apply

To apply for the role, please email hannah@espressomedia.co.uk with a cover letter and your CV, with the email subject heading Sales & Acquisitions Executive.

The closing date for this position is 28/02/2022 at 23:59

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