SABC: Sales Assistant interns x4 posts

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is recruiting Sales Assistant interns x4 posts.

Closing date: 23 May 2024

  • Sales Assistant x 4 (corporate & enterprise, public sector, smme and adventure)
  • Position ID:                                    60022225; 60022227; 60022229; 60022230;
  • Division:                                         Sales 
  • Reporting line:                               National sales manager

Location: Auckland Park, Gauteng

Careers at SABC

SABC is the hub of entertainment, news, and information to millions of South Africans. Our Vision is to become the leading, credible voice and face of the nation and continent. We have an exciting opportunity available for four Sales Assistant Graduates to join our Sales team.

Internships at SABC aim to provide students with an opportunity to work with our internal clients and teams to address key business problems and identify areas of growth for the company.

With your education and experience, you will be able to take on real-world challenges from day one.


The purpose of this 12 months graduate programme is to provide support to the Sales Division to ensure successful implementation of business initiatives or programmes that meet SABC’s objectives.

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This is an exciting opportunity for those who have completed their National Diploma/bachelor’s degree (NQF 6/7) (Sales/ Communication/ Marketing/other relevant qualification) and looking to enhance their skills and experience in the work environment.

About the team

To provide a support service to the total Sales & Marketing function by working closely with the National/ Provincial Sales Manager and Account Executives in order to assist with the maximization of revenue.

Key accountabilities 

  • Building and maintaining a network internally and externally to ensure prompt and efficient delivery.
  • Answer telephone calls and assist customers.
  • Direct sales leads to appropriate member of sales team.
  • Liaise with clients – deal with client enquiries, purchase orders, SBD / Vendor forms.
  • Respond to emails and other forms of correspondence.
  • Follow-up on material and fighting instructions
  • Promote and sell products and services.

  • Explain promotional offers.
  • Liaise with all internal stakeholders/departments for sales and after sales.
  • Assist with Trade Marketing Initiatives when applicable.
  • Update and maintain client database.
  • Accurate storage and quick retrieval of information and documentation.
  • Ensure all client information is correct in conjunction with the Account Executive.
  • SAP Purchase Requisitions and Service Entry Sheets.
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  • Travel arrangements on SAP for all staff (Flights, accommodation, car hire)
  • Ordering of stationery for the whole department via SAP.
  • Handle all queries and complaints and escalate. 
  • Answer questions about platforms and services rendered.
  • Obtain and listen to audio/visuals and send to Account Executives by all Sales Assistant across all Provinces.
  • Collect data from various key internal business stakeholders and complete quarterly sales meeting data templates and presentations.

  • Track sales expenses.
  • Retrieve figures for sales reports input.
  • Retrieval of daily and weekly tracking of bookings
    (Internal Sales Role).
  • Prepare deals management documentation and obtain required signatures i.e. term sheets.
  • Arrange and organize meetings, workshops, events, conferences etc.
  • Pre-plan quarterly reviews appointments both internal and external.

  • Minutes taking and distribution weekly staff meetings.
  • Filing, Scanning & E-mail.
  • Management of Department’s budget i.e. moving of funds for travel, stationery and refreshments.
  • Liaise with procurement.
  • Manage teams’ diaries.

Minimum requirements

  • National Diploma (NQF 6) in Marketing / Communications / Sale or relevant tertiary qualification
  • Computer literacy (Ms Office)
  • Demonstrate understanding of governance prescripts.
  • Demonstrate communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Passion for broadcasting and media
  • Customer Service orientated
  • Establish and maintain relationships
  • Quality orientated with attention to detail
  • Problem solving ability
  • Proactive and action-orientated
  • Numerate
  • Demonstrate planning and organizing Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to multi-task
  • Listening skills
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How to Apply



  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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