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Dancing Times is looking for a Media Sales Intern

Posted on October 18, 2013


Dancing Times Ltd is looking for a bright part-time intern with excellent communication skills to assist with media sales.

The company, which produces two of the UK’s leading specialist monthly dance magazines, Dancing Times and Dance Today, is based at our office in Clerkenwell Green, London. Reporting to the Advertising Manager, as well as the Editors, the successful candidate will assist with the expansion of our advertising client base for the print issues of both magazines, as well as on our websites. This internship would suit a recent graduate wishing to gain experience in publishing or sales. Although this is an unpaid position, we are happy to reimburse travel and lunch expenses. An interest in dance would also be an advantage.

Job description

  1. Research potential new advertisers via the internet, social media and/or print media following guidance from the Advertising Manager
  2. Contact potential new advertisers by telephone and/or email, and advise them of our products
  3. Pursue potential leads
  4. Target specific new areas of development with mailshots (ie collating media packs to be sent out with covering letters)
  5. Liaise with the Editors about future magazine content that may lead to potential advertising
  6. Maintain ongoing client records for the company’s own reference
  7. Assist with the proofreading of print advertisements

This is an open-ended position, ideally starting as soon as possible, although it will initially be based on a one-week trial period.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to

Closing date: November 18, 2013


Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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