media sales person

Location: Perth, Scotland

Salary: £9 per hour with uncapped commission on all sales generated. (As a guide, we anticipate commission of circa £3 – 5 per hour after the first six weeks.)

Contract: 16 – 20 hours per week. Hours are flexible and we are happy to accommodate school times for working parents. They must, however, be set over a minimum of three days, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Closing date: 07/09/2018

The Red String Agency is a busy PR & Marketing company based in the heart of Perth City Centre. Working across Perthshire and into wider Scotland our aim is to deliver strategic, creative solutions for a broad mix of clients.

We also own and manage Small City, Big Personality, Perthshire’s original online magazine. This growing media channel burst onto the scene only four years ago and has developed into one of the area’s most popular digital platforms. See our recent Small City Award Shortlist Article for more details.


Due to staff movement we have an opportunity for an experienced media sales person to build on an established client base and to further expand our Small City brand and work throughout the business community in Perth City and wider Perthshire and Kinross. You will work with the editorial and digital team to develop opportunities for our partners, and interesting, high quality content for our readers.


The successful candidate will have a friendly, outgoing personality and enjoy building relationships with new people. Experience in a sales environment is essential with preference given to those with a media sales background.


Personal Qualities: 


  • We require a team player who understands the unique and enjoyable dynamic of working as part of a small team

  • You should be confident in your ability, self-motivated and happy to manage your own workload and responsibilities within a team environment

  • You must be organised, resilient and forward-thinking with the ability to quickly change focus if the work day dictates it

  • You will be a great people person with strong interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with people working across all levels of business

  • Positive, happy and hardworking, we’re looking for someone who wants to contribute to the success and enjoyment of our business

  • You will have good listening skills, strong written work and the ability to present our product favourably


Professional Qualities:

  • The ability to work under your own steam and to self motivate

  • Sales experience with references

  • A working understanding of social media

  • Comfortable in an environment which is largely digital

  • Networking - must have experience networking


The Bonus List!

  • An existing network of Perthshire based contacts

  • Media Sales experience

  • Management of social media for business

  • Residential or professional knowledge of Perth City and wider Perthshire

  • Basic proof reading skills

Key Responsibilities:

  • Selling advertising and sponsorship on the Small City, Big Personality platform (See our ‘Advertise With Small City’ page)

  • Selling advertising and sponsorship in our growing suite of mini magazines and offline opportunities

  • Building relationships with local business and charities, and maintaining contact with our strong, established network

  • Taking the sale from start to finish ensuring you always deliver on customer expectations

  • Meeting deadlines set

  • Working with the editorial team to ensure good quality, interesting and fun content remains at the heart of what we do

  • Assisting in the management of our current advertisers and ensuring their packages are delivered to a high standard

  • Assisting in non-sales activities and opportunities for both advertisers and other local people of interest

  • Any other duties which management requires reasonable within the role.

To apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter via the apply button below. 

Successful candidates will be notified by Monday 10th September with interviews carried out as soon as possible after this date. Post will commence any time from week beginning 24th September.