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      Diocese of Southwark, Church of England

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Our magazine is now a year old and has been well received by readers and advertisers alike, with the available advertising pages well filled and many further expressions of interest from local businesses. 

Our Advertising Manager’s commitments to his ‘day job’ mean that he unfortunately has to relinquish the role with effect from the Spring 2018 issue.  We therefore need to appoint a new Advertising Manager to take responsibility for all incoming revenues, with effect from the New Year.

The success we have seen in building new advertising business over the last 12 months has changed the focus of the role.  Whereas it previously involved mainly ‘cold calling’ on local businesses to introduce them to the magazine, it now focuses on the Customer Services element of the job.  This includes:

  • Ensuring all advertisers receive copies of the magazine
  • Collecting and reacting to their feedback, especially in the swift resolution of any problems
  • Keeping them informed of new initiatives which might lead to further opportunities for them
  • Maintaining the sales ledger and selling renewals at the end of each series of ads
  • Keeping in touch with future prospects who have not yet advertised with us

The role requires strong customer facing skills and would particularly suit someone with a good knowledge of local businesses and some previous experience of sales, account management or client servicing.  Previous experience in magazine publishing – including knowledge of advertising sales and print production processes – would be advantageous but is by no means essential.

This will attract a modest quarterly fee.

If you are interested in this role please contact the Vicar at