Head of Sales, Fun Kids
Fun Kids operate a suite of products for children aged six to twelve and the broader family.
We broadcast a nationwide children’s radio station on DAB Digital Radio to over 500,000 people each week, have a well visited website at funkidslive.com, are the biggest podcast network for children in the UK, and have a well developed video operation and a range of social media for children and parents.
As an advertising-funded business, we create solutions for clients and agencies in the kids and family sectors. Our clients in the first few months of this year include, amongst others, Hachette, Smyths Toys, Playmobil, Bonnier, Pengiun Random House, Target Live, Usborne, Bloomsbury, Simon & Schuster, Home Agency, 7Stars, RadioWorks and Booments.
We’re looking for a Head of Sales to lead the team and to drive forward the advertising business. The successful candidate will build on Fun Kids’ existing position, particularly leading the work with large advertising agencies ensuring we get briefs and remain front of mind. They’ll also help the team drive new business, on-board new clients and work with the brand’s production team to help develop new products that have commercial demand.
What are we after?
You’ll be leading our sales operation, so you’ll need drive, determination and plenty of ideas.
Contacts in the radio sales and family sectors will obviously be an advantage, but a demonstrable successful approach to sales is the most important quality.
At the centre of Fun Kids is a radio product, but we also sell digital display, podcast, sampling and event activity – so specialists in any of those areas are also welcome.
The job’s perfect for someone who’s been a Head of Sales or a successful account manager/director and ready to lead a team and take responsibility for all of a brand’s advertising and sponsorship revenue.
You’ll be supported in this by the Station Manager, Matt Deegan and the Managing Director, Gregory Watson.
What it’s like working for us?
A team of ten, plus seven presenters, work on Fun Kids with a further ten people working alongside them on other projects, from our Holborn office and studios.
Sales-wise the team’s time is split between client direct work (particularly books, toys, home entertainment clients) and servicing the ad agency groups. Like any advertising business, the work is a combination of keeping existing clients happy, bringing on new ones, and coping with the revolving door of agency contacts – making sure the new people know what a good job we’ve done for their predecessors!
As a focused team we’re more flexible on how people work and the job will evolve to reflect the skills of the employee.
Our staff tend to stick around longer than at other places, but when they do leave they go on to great jobs at large radio groups and kids media owners.
The basic salary will be commensurate to your experience alongside a strong commission package.
For more details and to apply: http://think.funkidslive.com/jobs/head-of-sales/
Closing date: Midday, 20th May 2019
To apply for this job please visit think.funkidslive.com.