Channel 5 has poached Flextech’s deputy airtime manager of sales
and unveiled a series of internal promotions.
Janine Evans joins Channel 5 from Flextech and has been promoted to
airtime sales manager. She started out as sales executive for UK Gold
five years ago and moved to airtime management when UK Gold merged with
Flextech in 1997.
Evans, who joined Channel 5 last week, will be responsible for
controlling the availability of airtime slots and for booking airtime.
She will also instruct the sales floor to target certain areas of the
market according to ratings and airtime availability.
Evans will also oversee the ratings department and is to report directly
to Channel 5 sales controller Mark White.
Additionally, Sarah Leese has been promoted from ratings analyst to
ratings manager, and Sarah Finnie from promotions planning analyst to
promotions planning manager.
On the sales floor, Nick Young has risen from group manager to business
manager and will report to Jason Talley, account director of one of the
four sales teams. Young joined Channel 5 in July 1996 and will be taking
on responsibility for more external client sponsorship deals across the
Young’s first brief is to find a sponsorship partner for Chant, a new
American import. The teen drama has been brought in to draw a young
Young will work alongside Tanya O’Sullivan, John Lewis and Jonathan
Cantor - three business managers from the other teams.
Meanwhile, three sales assistants have been promoted to sales
Sonia Chawda, Enda Zumrutel and Stella Onuroah have all been with
Channel 5 for 18 months and will continue to sell to clients and
Channel 5 is now on the hunt for three new sales assistants.