This is Britain seeks 20 online sales staff

This is Britain (TIB) is urgently seeking 20 sales staff to sell its nationwide network of local websites which goes live later this week.

This is Britain (TIB) is urgently seeking 20 sales staff to sell

its nationwide network of local websites which goes live later this

week.



TIB is an online venture involving Newsquest Media Group, Northcliffe

Newspaper Group, Trinity Mirror, Guardian Media Group and Associated New

Media. It has created more than 60 community sites covering every region

of the UK.



Beeb.com’s commercial manager Jonathan Lines is the first senior sales

person to join TIB as publisher and sales director.



Lines, who arrives in November, is looking for 14 sales people at all

levels but urgently needs two sales managers. His team will sell

advertising across the community websites from This is South Devon to

This is North Scotland.



His team will also sell the network’s online localised classified sales

service Ad Hunter, and the venture’s internet business directory Quartet

Database Developments, as part of general advertising packages.



The remaining six sales people will sell the three classified Ad Hunter

sites - which cover recruitment, property and cars - as well as the

directory. Auto and property sellers will report to section publisher

Gifford Sutherland. A recruitment publisher is being sought.



Lines, who is taking Janet Davies, account manager at Beeb.com, with him

to TIB as e-commerce manager, said: ’Online selling experience is not

necessary but I am looking for people with agency experience.’



TIB’s chief executive Jonathan Turpin said: ’TIB’s benefit is that it’s

interrelated. If users want to buy a house, they can use Ad Hunter

Property but also find out about the area through the local This

is ... site.’



TIB aims to achieve 84 per cent coverage of the UK by the end of the

year.



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