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Ad Coordinator / Sales Assistant

Illovo, Sandton, South Africa

Job Type

Contract type


Full time



About the Role

We are looking for a motivated individual to fill the role of ad coordinator and sales assistant at Now Media. As an ad coordinator for our Energize and EngineerIT publications, you will act as a liaison between clients, sales executives and designers. You will need to ensure that all ad material is received timeously, send proofs, check and correct adverts, do follow ups and handle queries. As a sales assistant for our Freight News publication, you will be responsible for all sales support tasks including generating leads and assisting with all administrative tasks.

Ad coordination responsibilities (Energize and EngineerIT):

  • Send proof of ads to clients and make changes where necessary

  • Check and correct ads for accuracy 

  • Follow up to ensure ads are finalised prior to deadline

  • Deal with client queries regarding adverts

  • Loading, administration and reporting of online banner adverts

  • Liaising between sales executive, client and designer

  • Signing off monthly invoicing reports

Sales assistant responsibilities (Freight News):

  • Supporting the sales team in generating leads and identifying potential clients

  • Assisting with all administrative tasks

  • Coordinating and scheduling meetings, following up on action items

  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of customer interactions

  • Collaborating with other departments to support sales efforts

  • Be the backup to the advertising coordinators

  • Assist the Sales Director with tasks as and when required


  • Experience as a sales assistant, ad coordinator or similar role

  • Magazine layout experience an advantage

  • Knowledge of digital advertising an advantage

  • Knowledge of CRM systems and practices

  • Excellent organisational and multitasking skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Matric essential

About the Company

Now Media (Pty) Ltd, the largest travel trade publisher in Africa, has been committed to promoting travel and trade in the Southern African region since 1953. Based in Illovo, Johannesburg, Now Media prides itself on being an innovator of cutting-edge promotional products for the freight, travel and tourism industries.

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