Who we are

50 Best is the global leader in premium hospitality awards events, widely recognised as the leading innovator within its field.

Its event portfolio now includes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, Middle East & North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants, as well as The World’s 50 Best Bars, Asia’s 50 Best Bars and North America’s 50 Best Bars. The team recently launched the inaugural edition of The World’s 50 Best Hotels, marking the brand’s first foray into the travel sector.

In addition to events, the brand portfolio also includes our digital content platform 50 Best Stories, and 50 Best Discovery, our highly curated collection of city guides including expert-approved restaurants, bars and hotels across the world.

50 Best is seeing significant growth, with further expansion planned across our events as well as a focus on developing and growing our digital presence, and offers an exciting role within a growing, innovative, and international business.


Role: Full time (35hr per week) Permanent.

Location: Hybrid: Office based Crawley (2 days) plus additional day in either our Crawley or London Office

50 Best are seeking an experienced and creative digital sales professional with strong knowledge and understanding of digital and content marketing solutions.

The successful candidate will build relationships with current clients, as well as drive new business through food and drink, travel, consumer lifestyle brands and media agencies across the world.

With a focused digital strategy in place to develop our platforms and further grow our audience engagement, this role gives the successful candidate an exciting opportunity to have a big impact, drive innovation and growth for an already successful and well-known brand in a vibrant and exciting industry.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop and build a client base of food and drink, travel, consumer lifestyle, and luxury brands worldwide
  • Understand client needs, strategy and business, developing long-term relationships
  • Drive increased revenues by developing a creative sales approach – selling highly engaging and impactful marketing campaigns for partners utilising content marketing, video and social media, plus banners and newsletters
  • Partnership campaign ideation and proposal curation in line with client objectives whilst maintaining balance with brand and audience engagement
  • Implement strategies and action plans aimed at increasing and diversifying revenues
  • Work collaboratively as part of the wider team, ensuring brand success
  • Campaign management – coordination and monitoring of campaigns, plus campaign reporting and analysis
  • Accurately report progress through sales reports and forecast revenue projections
  • Maintain and update sales and client activities and opportunities in our CRM system
  • Achieve and surpass commercial targets
  • Proactively arranging meetings virtually, and travel to visit key customers, tradeshows and our own events where required


What you’ll need:

  • Digital media and creative solutions sales experience – consumer media preferred
  • Experience in selling to clients direct as well as media agencies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proven track record of managing complex accounts and campaigns
  • A consultative sales approach whilst having an entrepreneurial flair and determined outlook and desire to deliver results
  • Be creative and have an innovation mentality
  • Goal-orientated, a strong team player and able to work collaboratively within a larger team
  • Global mindset
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint or presentation software
  • Language skills an advantage, but not essential

Other information

Company benefits include:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays- increasing by one additional day after 6 years, up to a maximum of 30 days.
  • An additional day of leave for you to take on a cultural celebration day or on your birthday if you like. A day for you! At William Reed, we call this our “MeDay”.
  • A volunteer day to take for supporting a chosen charity and giving back to the community.
  • Opportunity for hybrid working
  • Contributory Pension
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Group Income Protection
  • Enhanced family-friendly leave pay entitlements
  • Wellbeing benefits, including: A health care cash plan, Employee assistance programme and a 12-month wellness calendar for company-wide health, wellbeing, diversity & inclusion awareness dates.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Electric Car Scheme

Why work for us:

We provide a supportive work environment and are committed to maintaining a healthy work/life balance for all of our employees.

Working for William Reed means that you will be joining a stable organisation that is committed to developing its employees and brands.

We warmly welcome and encourage applications from talented individuals of all backgrounds and characteristics.

If you need any support in accessing this opportunity, please do not hesitate to discuss this with us.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from agencies.