This is an exciting opportunity to join us and play a key role in leading Sky Media’s Activation department. The Activation team sits within Sky Media’s Planning Division and are responsible for the creation, sale and delivery of award-winning partnerships aligned to Sky’s Wholly-owned channels (including the likes of Sky Max, Sky Atlantic Sky Docs, Sky Arts, Sky Cinema, Sky News and Sky Sports), through content sponsorship, IP & Licensing, content creation, events and experiences, competitions and promotions.

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead and inspire a dedicated team (1 x Activation Executive and 1 x Activation Assistant) to create and deliver award-winning Entertainment and News Sponsorships through standard setting, training, coaching & career development planning, delegation and empowerment.
  • Create innovative and industry-leading cross-platform sponsorship sales assets for all relevant programming/content across your allotted Sports channels and platforms.
  • Evolve and implement processes for Account Management across your team, ensuring Sky Media delivers a best-in-class experience for every sponsor and media agency.
  • Create and execute bespoke activation campaigns for key partners across your allotted channels and platforms, ensuring their sponsorship delivers on campaign KPI’s, from brand-building through to sales.
  • Take the lead on all deal renewals across your allotted portfolio of channels and platforms, ensuring the opportunities we surface for our clients and agencies offer Sky Media the best chance to retain our key partnerships.

What you’ll bring: 

  • Experience at Exec level or above, within the sponsorship and/or advertising industry.
  • Detailed knowledge of the broadcast sponsorship market.
  • An in-depth knowledge of how television, digital and social are traded.
  • Experience in people management, enabling you to build and maintain a proactive and highly motivated team that’s renowned as best in class within the sponsorship industry.
  • Demonstrable account management experience and a track record of building and developing long-term relationships with key senior clients and media agency decision makers/stakeholders.
  • Excellent communications, numerical, analytical and presentation skills.

Sky Media

Sky Media is the advertising sales arm of Sky, offering businesses of all shapes and sizes an exciting array of opportunities on TV, online and on the go. Reaching over 95% of the UK population, Sky Media represents all of Sky’s channels and sites including Sky Sports, Sky News, Sky One, Sky Cinema, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic and Sky Witness. Sky Media also sells on behalf of a range of renowned broadcasters and channels including Channel 5, Discovery, National Geographic, MTV, FOX, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central.

The Rewards:

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband
  • Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

How you’ll work:

We know the world has changed, and we want to offer our employees the chance to collaborate at our unique office spaces, whilst enjoying the convenience of working from home.

We’ve adopted a hybrid working approach to give more flexibility on where and how we work. You’ll find out more about what this means for this role during the recruitment process.

Your office base:


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we’ve committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We’ve also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, So we’re happy to discuss flexible working.

And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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