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Account Manager - Kent Life

Kent

Published
13-09-2018
Job ad details
Published
13-09-2018
Expires
28-09-2018
Job ID
329878862
Jobtype
Full-time
Job sector
Sales

Account Manager Kent Life

Brand: Kent Life


Closing date: Sept. 28, 2018

Kent Life magazine celebrates the very best aspects of life in this fabulous county all wrapped up in a beautiful monthly magazine. Each issue offers readers the chance to explore Kent with features on the countys towns and villages.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Account Manager to sell print and digital advertising solutions on this popular publication to businesses based across West Kent, including Bexley and Bromley

We are looking for an experienced sales professional who has a proven track record managing regular client accounts. You will need to develop a deep understanding of the portfolio of products and understand what drives successful multi-platform campaigns.

You will be used to managing your time effectively, thrive on self-motivation as well as being a great team player. Experience in media, publishing, magazine or newspaper sales would be an advantage.

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 at all levels.

ABOUT YOU

You are a charismatic and proactive self-starter who enjoys working on your own initiative, and are outgoing, personable and unwaveringly positive. You are an individual who prides yourself on making a lasting impact across a range of varying clients. You are also highly organised with exceptional attention to detail, and while were not looking for techie geeks, you are a web user and know your Twitter from your Instagram.

You are a motivated individual with experience working in a fast-paced face-to-face sales environment, ideally from an advertising/media industry with a thorough understanding of the sales process and a professional, consultative approach.

You are confident and will enjoy building relationships and communicating the benefits of our market-leading advertising services, and will be used to anticipating and overcoming objections.

Above all else, you are a trustworthy and hardworking individual, passionate about selling and someone who gets a real buzz from hunting for sales and achieving results, whilst thriving under the pressure of a target-driven environment.

PLEASE APPLY IF YOU HAVE:

  • Proven media sales experience
  • Working knowledge of print and digital solutions
  • Strong B2B sales background
  • Proven track record in selling to SMEs/professional businesses
  • Excellent business acumen, able to converse well with senior contacts
  • Ability 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
  • Ability to work well with editors and business writers
  • Ability to create inspiring campaigns and advertising solutions

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Basic salary of up to £23,000
  • Company car, laptop and phone
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £8,400 per annum
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Free weekly & monthly publications
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Archant Gold matched charity fundraising
  • Give as You Earn tax-free charity giving scheme

WHAT NEXT?

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.

ABOUT US

We are Archant. The UKs leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our historyof our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But were forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together

And because were ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning New European national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 20 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • Theres always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our Archanteers and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Archants state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Bentley, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.

We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEsto major show-stoppers at London Olympia.


To apply, please send your CV by clicking the apply button below.

Visit our website to download Job Description and Person Specification:
https://www.archant.co.uk/careers/account-manager-kent-life/




Archant is a privately owned media company serving geographical and specialist interest communities across a wide range of media and employing around 1,600 staff.
It is the fifth largest regional newspaper publisher in the UK with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent 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 focussed on the Weddings and French property markets.
Archant has a broad portfolio of digital media assets and marketing services supporting its more traditional media. In 2013 it won a licence to broadcast television to the city of Norwich. The service, Mustard TV, has been broadcasting on Freeview channel 8 since March 2014. 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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Job ad details
Published
13-09-2018
Expires
28-09-2018
Job ID
329878862
Jobtype
Full-time
Job sector
Sales
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