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Advertising Account Manager, Stevenage


Brand: The Comet

Location: Stevenage

Closing date: Feb. 9, 2018

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A rare opportunity has become available working on our exciting Hertfordshire portfolio. As well as our market-leading newspapers and websites The Comet, The Herts Advertiser and Welwyn Hatfield Times, our portfolio includes an array of multi-media platforms including Hertfordshire Life magazine, Hertfordshire Business Awards, local community awards and a catalogue of tailored digital solutions. This sales opportunity is based from Stevenage but covers the south Hertfordshire area.

As the Advertising Account Manager for the area, 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 awards 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 our Stevenage offices with daily communication and a weekly team meeting/one-to-one.

This 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 and deliver complex presentations and host question and answer sessions at board level.

PLEASE APPLY IF YOU HAVE:

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

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Basic starting salary up between £20,000-£25,000, alongside bonus potential of £8,400 per anum
  • Company car
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising
  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews

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. 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

ABOUT US

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.

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.

To apply, please send your CV to employment@archant.co.uk.

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