Are you looking to start a career in sales? Or, perhaps, you have worked in sales before and are looking to return to this challenging, but highly-rewarding environment after a break?

If so, then Newsquest Essex’s classified sales manager Paul McDonald would like to hear from you.

He says: “We have a number of telesales roles available within our classified team based at our Basildon office and are setting up interviews with candidates who are  experienced, as well as those who may be looking to change careers or start one within sales and feel they may have the qualities we are looking for.

“As with any sales role, the ideal candidates will need to be highly- motivated with a pro-active attitude as the job will involve not only handling a portfolio of existing accounts but also winning new ones through researching and canvassing businesses across the whole of the county.

“The role is demanding but in return we offer a very competitive basic salary alongside a good commission structure.

“All successful candidates will receive full, and very comprehensive, training in all aspects of print and digital advertising. We are not simply looking for salespeople, we are looking for ambitious, career-minded people who want to develop themselves and be an important part of an already hugely successful classified sales team within a market-leading print and digital newspaper group.”

If you want to apply, application forms are available from all front counter receptions (contact details listed below) or by simply going on to the website at and clicking on the “Join Us” area of the Jobs section”

To collect/fill in an application form at one of the office reception areas, visit any of the following front counters – Echo Newspapers, Chester Hall Lane, Basildon; Echo Newspapers, Clarence Road, Southend; or Thurrock Gazette, Orsett Road, Grays.