Disegno is seeking a sales executive. The role involves working across all of Disegno’s platforms as well as on its creative agency, Disegno Works.
Disegno is dedicated to long-form independent reporting and critical writing on design. Disegno covers design, architecture, fashion, urbanism, graphics and technology. Alongside its quarterly journal, Disegno also runs an events programme, digital platform and podcast series.
Disegno Works was founded in 2014 as the journal’s creative agency. Disegno Works has an international roster of clients and creates custom publishing projects, films, events and installations for these brands. We make unique, evocative content that communicates the stories of our clients. We take projects from initial ideas through to final outcomes, and provide strategic guidance throughout.
The successful candidate will report to Disegno’s commercial director to make sure sales targets are met across the different segments of the business. They will have a clear understanding of the editorial remit of Disegno and will apply this thinking to all aspects of the business, creating thoughtful pitches for new business by working closely with the editorial team.
We are looking for someone with at least one year’s sales experience, who has sold onto digital and print platforms within the design and/or fashion sector, and has the ability to keep on top of their targets. Experience in planning project budgets is preferable, but not essential.
Disegno is currently working remotely, but will regularly come together in co-working spaces in London from September.
– Selling display and digital advertising, events, special projects and subscriptions for Disegno
– Bringing in new clients and projects to Disegno Works
– Making potential new clients aware of Disegno Works and its services
-Managing production on current projects and liaising with the creative producer to make sure projects are on track
– Planning and managing discrete project budgets
-Reporting to the commercial director and keeping on track with sales targets
-Working closely with the editorial team and content producers to deliver a range of products and documents, both for clients and internally
-Maintaining a daily dialogue with editorial staff to better understand the journal and spot potential commercial projects based on editorial ideas
-Ensuring invoicing details are given to the finance department on time
Desired skills and experience
-1+ years experience of sales for print and digital platforms, and/or creative agency sales
-Contacts and previous experience of working with advertising and marketing agencies related to the design and fashion field
-Ability to work closely with a small creative team, including art directors, creatives, freelancers and commercial managers
-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Ability to manage clients’ various expectations and keep them informed at all times
-An understanding of the fashion and design industries
-Ability to manage several projects and deadlines at a time
-Ability to work to tight deadlines
Salary: £23-25k + commission on sales, dependent upon experience
Disegno encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We consider candidates who are suitably qualified and eligible regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and parental leave requirements.
To apply, please send a CV and cover to chris[at]disegnojournal.com.
Application deadline 20 August.
Note: Due to the anticipated high level of interest, we will be unable to reply to all applications.