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Sales Intern (Manchester)

  • Channel 4
  • Manchester, UK
  • 11/05/2023
Entry Level / Junior / Apprentice Sales / Account Management

Job Description

Job Title: Sales Intern
Reports to: AV Manager
Number of vacancies: 1
Location: Manchester office 
Start date: Sept 2023 (6-month internship)

Why Channel 4?

Channel 4 is a broadcaster with a purpose. We're defined by our unique public service remit. Part of this means nurturing the talent that will help us fulfil it. So doing what you do best will enable us to do what we do best: creating innovative programmes and content that reflect the UK’s richly diverse cultural landscape.

We’re here to stimulate debate; to champion alternative points of view; and to inspire change in people’s lives. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you’ll be part of a proudly British Public Service Broadcaster. You’ll be part of who we are. So whether you’re just starting out in our industry or wondering where you can go next, we’ll happily be part of your journey.


This opportunity is an entry level role therefore no prior experience in a similar role or specific qualifications are required. We are looking for someone who is driven, eager to learn and has a passion to work at Channel 4 and is interested to experience a career in a Sales environment.  If this sounds like you, we would welcome your application.

If the thought of going to university isn’t for you or wasn’t for you or you are looking for a change in a fast-paced industry then Channel 4 is the place to be! 

Our internships are aimed at school leavers and people who do not have a degree. If you have a degree, please look at the Channel 4 Jobs website for other opportunities suitable for you.  

You must be 18 years old or over at the time the scheme starts to apply. There is no upper age limit.


Channel 4 is a Public Service Broadcaster (PSB), we exist to be an alternative to the other broadcasters (BBC & ITV).  Unlike the BBC, Channel 4 doesn’t get its funding via the TV License it is solely funded by advertising.  Therefore Channel 4 has its own dedicated Sales Team; 4Sales.

4Sales are charged with generating maximum commercial revenue on sustainable basis.  There are many different teams within 4Sales in Manchester, AV (Audio Visual) Team who look after advertising campaigns, from set up to working with our agency partners, the Commercial Team, who work with agencies on bringing in revenue, an internal Operations team, who help ensure the smooth running of all campaigns, our Client Team, who work directly with advertisers’ briefs, alongside some smaller teams that look after Sponsorship, 4Studio & 4Creative. 

The Internship will be focused into the AV team, the Commercial Team and then an understanding of the Wider team.  The role will look at managing advertising campaigns (space in between the programming, middle or end where you will see the adverts), speaking with agencies and understanding what they need for their clients, and working with the internal team to ensure both agencies (advertisers) and Channel 4 are working the most efficiently they can.

The internship would suit someone who:
  • Is looking to start a career in advertising
  • Enjoys the ideal of working in a fun & fast paced environment
  • Loves being part of a diverse & inclusive team
  • Keen to work hard, (revenue generation, sales, profitability)
  • Interested in working in a Sales department
  • Someone who has a strong interest in TV programmes

Mainly administrative tasks of working in 4Sales, across all Channel 4 stations & platforms, across many different advertisers TV campaigns. Building client relationships, with many different advertising agencies, from the largest agencies in the UK down to speaking directly with advertisers too.  Gaining a good understanding of advertisers’ we work with & understanding how channel 4 works & operates. 

Channel 4 Owned Stations: C4 Live, E4, More4, Film4, C4 Streaming

Channel 4 Partner Stations: Gold, Really, Watch, Drama, Alibi, Eden, Home, Yesterday

  • Know Channel 4 programming (and like some of it!)
  • Be able to talk to people, whether is via email, phone, Team’s meeting or in person
  • Work on your own, but also lean into a team & work together
  • Being organised & comfortable working to deadlines
  • Be keen to learn about all our products
  • Working with numbers & spreadsheets
  • Adaptable to learning new skills
  • Efficient with computer software
  • Not intimidated with/by numbers
  • Thrive with routine & structure
  • Work well with deadlines
  • Comfortable with building relationships, internally & externally

If you are unable to complete the Apprentice application, we are happy to consider alternative formats of the application form.

For example, you could arrange a phone call with 4Skills for you to speak your answers and a member of the team can scribe, or if you’d like to create a five minute YouTube video/ voice recording, these are also options available. If you have a different alternative, we really welcome your suggestions to ensure you have a fair chance of applying. 

Take a look at our access page for more information, which you’ll find by clicking here. You can also watch our recent YouTube video, Demystifying Interview and Workplace adjustments.

If you have any questions about this apprenticeship vacancy please email the 4Skills team direct at


If you need to relocate in order to take up this opportunity, we can offer you support towards the financial costs of moving. This includes a contribution towards your deposit and first months’ rent, plus visits to your new city to look for accommodation.