Senior Account Manager, Totnes
Brand: Somerset Life
Closing date: April 21, 2017
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Somerset Life is a glossy monthly lifestyle magazine that celebrates all that is great about life in our wonderful counties. At the heart of the magazine are features on villages, towns and cities, society occasions, food & drink events, hotels, restaurants, as well as theatre, drama, ballet, music, festivals and family entertainment.
A new opportunity has arisen for a phone-based Senior Account Manager to work from our offices in Totnes. You will, as a result of consulting with our customers and understanding their needs, offer the right multi-platform campaigns such as digital display advertising, print, programmatic display, mobile websites, apps, content marketing, e-newsletters and social media.
As well as managing existing relationships you will constantly seek out new clients throughout Somerset that will add to the portfolio of accounts you manage.
You will also work with clients to develop their advertising business plans, review their campaign goals, feed back their digital statistics, and really become their trusted media advisor. You will be comfortable consulting and presenting media solutions over the phone at this level and have proven experience of securing high-value business.
PLEASE APPLY IF YOU HAVE:
- Proven senior 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
- Advertising/marketing/local media knowledge or background
- Preference to win new business and create own leads
- Working knowledge of print and digital solutions
- Able to create inspiring campaigns and advertising solutions
SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS
- Basic starting salary and OTE £35k
- 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
- Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews
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, 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 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. 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.
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. We will be calling and shortlisting for interview on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible. All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
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