Sales Assistant - TV Distribution

Job Title: Sales Assistant - TV Distribution
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: London, England
Salary: £28000 - £29000 per annum + plus holiday
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH78505
Contact Name: Alice Piner
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 23, 2019 12:35

Job Description

Calling all Sales Assistants for an amazing new opportunity working for a Global TV company! The Sales Assistant is responsible for the overall administrative support to the UK Sales Team.


  • Prepare product availability reports across all genres of programming including Feature Films, Scripted and Non- Scripted Series, Documentaries, Kids Programming and TV/Film Specials
  • Overseeing end to end deal completion including inputting completed deals into internal systems and processing deal amendments, episode updates, payment schedules, film allocation financial and sending through synopsis information and series listings when requested;
  • Work closely with a number of internal departments including, marketing team to ensure client support and provision of marketing materials, liaising with finance team regarding payment and billing, working with legal team to ensure contracts are signed and liaising with materials team regarding supply of materials to broadcasters
  • Regularly updating the market with programming sell sheets and research information, product pitching and pro-actively gathering customer programming feedback and recording on programme tracking document
  • Help maintain i-tunes tracker through liaising with clients on broadcast dates and updating New Media team on a weekly basis
  • Liaise with clients with respect to screen/promo access, product queries, and US broadcast air dates
  • Assisting and arranging standalone client screenings e.g London Screenings in June and mid-season screenings
  • Preparing deal counter summaries
  • Manage calendar and coordinate meetings/conference calls for Senior Vice President, Director and Sales Manager
  • Provide administrative support for various projects including PowerPoint and other presentation materials;
  • Process Expense reports, book taxis, for Director and Senior Vice President
  • Arrange client events, meetings, general client entertainment (dinners/premieres/gifts etc);
  • Perform general clerical duties such as filing, data entry, scanning and photocopying;
  • Maintain office records/files;
  • Administer, order and track office supplies.


  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent;
  • Experience of generating data driven reports;
  • Ability to work independently and drive projects through to completion;
  • Proactive and solution focused individual with a positive attitude;
  • Strong organizational skills: reliable, detail focused, strong sense of initiative with the ability to multitask;
  • Able to balance and prioritize a busy workload;
  • Great interpersonal skills;
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook;
  • Interested to progress in a TV sales career;
  • Must have excellent communication skills including report/letter writing and excellent telephone manner;
  • Experience of working in an administrative role;
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information in a discrete manner;
  • Previous experience within a Sales media environment preferred but not essential;
  • Experience/knowledge of TV & Film industries considered advantageous;

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.