Due to the continued strength of our video games events business, ReedPop is looking to hire a Trade Events Sales Executive to work on our calendar of industry-facing events and extensive trade partnerships, working as part of our widely respected Games B2B and GamesIndustry.biz team.
The games industry B2B opportunities presented by our PAX and EGX events, and our GamesIndustry.biz trade brand, are extensive - and this role will require deep collaboration internally with our trade editorial team to ensure we are meeting the needs of the industry, as well as our external commercial partners.
The ultimate goal is to deliver a range of industry-facing events and features that resonate with all parts of the games sector, from educators and recruiters, through tools and technology companies, to publishers, agencies and developers of all sizes. Our key shows include our GI Live conferences, the Best Places To Work Awards and our Academy student series.
Making key contributions to the commercial success of our trade events calendar
Meeting with and presenting to a range of exhibitors, agencies and event partners
Contributing to the full lifecycle of sales and client-facing tasks, from exploring and fielding initial enquiries, to delivering an excellent exhibitor experience.
Developing existing and new commercial relationships.
Support the growing number exhibitors at our events, meeting their needs in advance and responding to their expectations on site, never compromising our level of service.
Deal with the full spectrum of clients and event partners, from educators and recruiters, though publishers and developers to our suppliers, production and operations staff.
Working closely with our digital sales manager to deliver cross-promotional opportunities with the popular GamesIndustry.biz website
Required Skills and Experience:
Demonstrable track record in a client-facing, commercially-oriented events, media, account management and/or sales role.
Ability to communicate effectively with a range of games, education, technology or media clients, as well as agencies, operations, production partners.
Some knowledge of the games industry, with a personal interest and passion for the sector.
High degree of business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit.
Instinctive ability to manage and grow positive relationships.
Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
Strong work ethic with a high degree of determination and drive.
Positive attitude and a team mentality
Show passion and excitement about the computer games sector.
Desirable Skills and Experience:
Previous commercial experience in any relevant role, with knowledge of the sales cycle.
Familiarity with the games industry, including a personal interest or passion for the sector
An interest in the technology, entertainment and lifestyle sectors in general.
Experience with Salesforce.
As a global pop culture media business, ReedPop has an extensive stable of respected editorial websites, event brands and video channels. Our editorial brands range from mainstream videogame sites to more specialist brands dedicated to the games business, PC gaming or board games, etc. Our success has come from creating authoritative, trusted content for global audiences.
Please visit www.reedpop.com to find out more.