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Media Sales Executive

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Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

Related Experience
A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, you may need to complete three - four years of college and work for several years in the career area to be considered qualified.

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Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

€18k > 45
Advertising Media Salesperson
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€18 - 45
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Shortage Indicator

The National Skills Bulletin 2017 stated that "business sales executives and those in customer service occupations are employed across a range of sectors including finance, IT and industry, in addition to wholesale and retail. Although there are no shortages of sales assistants, shortages of the following sales and customer care skills continue to persist:"

Technical sales; "e.g. software B2B and
SaaS products"
Vendor managers/CRM roles with
European languages; "Nordic, Dutch and
German."

Multilingual Skills are in particular demand

1.1%
Occupational Category

Business Sales Executives

Also included in this category:

Sales agents; sales consultants; sales executives; technical representatives.

Number Employed:

21,400

Part time workers: 8%
Aged over 55: 13%
Male / Female: 78 / 22%
Non-Nationals: 10%
With Third Level: 47%
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Develops and builds long term business relationships with potential advertisers and works to generate new business wherever possible.


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DIT
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Marketing
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Marketing
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Marketing (Digital Media)
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Digital Media & Web Design
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