A rare opportunity has become available working on our prestigious London magazine collection. This portfolio includes SW Resident, The Hill Resident & Guide Resident along with other promotional publications produced throughout the year in both print and digital.
This sales opportunity is based from our Hampstead office but covers a database of clients based in all parts of London.
As the Account Manager for these areas you will be in regular consultation with an array of clients providing advertising and marketing solutions on our market-leading portfolio of products. You will, as a result of consulting with our customers and understanding their needs, offer the correct multi-platform campaigns such as award sponsorship, targeted digital display advertising, websites, content marketing, and e-marketing along with our print portfolio.
The challenge for local media businesses to remain relevant to their core SME customers is significant. An integral part of the role is to build a strong business network of contacts by attending local events and becoming the face of local media advertising and a trusted advisor to these businesses.
The majority of your time is spent visiting clients, presenting our portfolio of products, learning and listening and providing credible consultations with businesses throughout the area. You will be supported by a manager in Hampstead office with daily communication and a weekly team meeting/one-to-one.
The challenging yet fulfilling role will really give you the chance to shine and develop existing long-term relationships to the next level. Alongside a professional sales approach you must be able to communicate well and deliver complex presentations and host question and answer sessions at all levels.
- Proven media sales experience
- Strong B2B sales background
- Proven track record in selling to SMEs/professional businesses
- Excellent business acumen, able to converse well with senior contacts
- Able to build networks at functions and through social media
- Advertising/marketing/local media knowledge or background
- Preference to win new business and create own leads
- Goal driven
- Must have a can-do, will-do attitude
- Working knowledge of print and digital solutions
- Able to work well with editors and business writers
- Able to create inspiring campaigns and advertising solutions
SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS
- Basic salary is up to £25k
- Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £8,400 per annum
- Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
- Give As You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme
- Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews
Very shortly after receiving your CV, if we are interested we will call you to understand why you believe you have all the right attributes and are perfect to be shortlisted for interview, so please be prepared and look forward to this phone call. All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Archant is a privately owned media company serving geographical and specialist interest communities across a wide range of media and employing around 1,400 staff.
It is the fifth largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK with titles in East Anglia, London and the South West, publishing 1.6 million copies a week in print and reaching six million readers a month online. Its portfolio of more than 50 news brands includes the Eastern Daily Press in Norfolk, the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk and the Ham & High in London.
Archant is the largest publisher of regional and local lifestyle magazines and associated digital media in the UK. It also owns a range of specialist magazine titles circulating mainly in the UK and USA. Its portfolio of 80 magazine titles reaches an average of more than three million readers every month across the UK. In recent years it has extended its activities into exhibitions, events and digital media focused on the Weddings and French property markets.
Archant has a broad portfolio of digital media assets and marketing services supporting its more traditional media. It is also a prolific publisher of mobile Apps on the Apple and Android platforms in the UK.
The group, which was founded in 1845, has its roots in Norwich where most of its back office functions are located and has frontline staff based in the communities that it serves across the UK.
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