New Business Executive

London (Central), London (Greater)
13 Apr 2017
23 May 2017
Job Type


The general purpose of the role will be to help the Head of Commercial Development to deliver incremental revenues to Channel 5 through New Business activities, and maximise revenue opportunities within the remit of the department.

The New Business Executive will be a key commercial role in the C5 Commercial Development team. It will be their role to drive the maximum revenues from C5’s content and brands.

They will be expected to negotiate new deals as well as manage key accounts to maximise revenues by building business-to-business relationships and managing and enhancing C5’s direct-to-consumer proposition.

The person is expected to investigate market opportunities and make internal recommendations to the Director of Digital Media and Head of Commercial Development.

They would be expected to work closely with a number of departments and individuals across the C5 business e.g. Digital, Finance, Legal and Marketing. The role will report into the Head of Commercial Development and who will regularly review opportunities and deals being progressed.


The core objective of this role is to drive commercial performance/revenues via:

New Revenue stream ideas and business planning
Present the necessary financial / market analysis to support any business cases
Account Management of SkyMedia for sponsorship deals


Identifying new Licensing opportunities and partners
Working with Licensing and creative agencies on our brand extensions


Identifying new experiential opportunities internally and externally

Skills and Experience required:

Experience and knowledge of the television production process necessary

Experience in any combination of the following: Licensing, Brand Exploitation, Live Events and general Broadcast ancillary revenue stream development.

Must previously have had responsibility for delivering revenue targets

The ability to quickly develop credible relationships with a variety of contacts both internally and externally to Channel 5

Working knowledge of Ofcom Broadcasting Code and BCAP regulations

Effective negotiating and management skills

Highly creative

Resilience and stamina sufficient to sustain performance when under pressure to tight deadlines

Ability to sell ideas in a persuasive and convincing manner and experience presenting pitches / concepts to clients

Excellent communication, organisational and presentation skills

The ability to work on multiple projects at any one time


The ability to analyse data, strong analytical & numeracy skills

This job description is a guide to the work you will be initially required to undertake. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. It does not form part of your contract of employment and as your experience grows you will be expected to broaden your tasks, suggest improvements, solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the role. This spec summaries the main aspects of the job but does not cover all the duties that the job holder may have to perform.