We sat down with Pete McManus, Regional Sales Director at TalkSport, to talk about his career journey and what you can do to champion a career in media sales. 


What would your advice be for someone looking to get a job in a company like yours?

I’ve had to do quite a bit of recruiting in the last 6 months and looking back on the many interviews I did the people who stood out were those with energy. Media is more and more about ideas than ever before, clients want you to give them something different and be creative. I suppose my best piece of advice would therefore to be bold and have ideas, don’t worry about saying something stupid, lots of great ideas start out as something that is unrealistic.

Is there anything else you think is important to add in this area?

Give it your all, commit to the job and you’ll really enjoy it. Media is not 9-5 all the time so don’t try to make it that way and expect to get the same out that everyone else does.

If you could describe your jobs in three words, what would they be?

Challenging, varied and fun!