This global organisation are the leading source of information and mass media insights, providing intelligent information to businesses and professionals worldwide. They are looking to hire Business Development Specialist to support their news and media division, which is the world's largest international multimedia news provider, reaching more than one billion people every day.You will be accountable for promoting and developing the organisation's customer offering. Customers include broadcasters, print and digital publishers, corporations and governments which purchase multi-media news solutions to reach their audiences. The role is 25% managing existing accounts and 75% supporting the New Business Sales Manager to find new business from mainly non-media clients. It requires a passion for current affairs and an entrepreneurial attitude.If you like being a part of a growth organisation and working with driven, passionate people to contribute to the success of a globally-known media brand, then this is a great opportunity for you. What's on offer?Base salary of £40k, plus up to £20k OTE on topFlexible benefits including pension scheme, cycle to work and private healthcare12 month fixed term contractGenuine career progression opportunities in this global organisationIconic offices in Canary Wharf About your new roleKey duties will include:Manage a number of existing accounts (broadcasters and publishers) and develop new business opportunities (mainly in new sectors)Secure new sales opportunities and partnerships that meet financial targets and support priority areas for growthQualify potential business opportunities through independent researchBuild pipeline by working with New Business Director to actively prospect new clientsTo be accountable for a fixed amount of existing and new business annuallyResponsible for all stages of an opportunity - from lead generation to sales close About youProven experience in a client focused roleExperience in the news / media industry is highly desirableExperience of research, data collection, analysis of information from different sources and report writingBachelor's degree qualified or equivalent If you believe this is the next career move for you, please do not hesitate to apply now.