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Careers: Vacancies

Media Account Manager, Remote Worker


Brand: Kent Life

Location: Home Based

Closing date: Oct. 10, 2017

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Kent is a fantastic place to live, work and play… and no one serves the county with more passion and dedication than Kent Life. Our gorgeous glossy magazine is seen in all the right places, appealing to a discerning, highly affluent audience. Our lifestyle magazine is the only paid-for magazine in the county and with a 55-year history its quality content and tradition means it is well-loved by its readers.

We have an opportunity for an Account Manager to join us on a part-time, 12-month contract basis, who will sell print and digital advertising campaigns to high-end advertisers in the East of the county. As well as managing existing customers and seeing that they continuously gain return on their investment you will also build connections with new clients. inspiring them with genuine cost effective ideas and solutions tailor-made for their business.

As a remote worker you will be working from home ideally located in the West Kent area and visiting clients throughout Mid and West Kent. You will enjoy and have had previous experience of selling in a field-based role, meeting existing advertisers, door knocking potential customers, arranging future appointments, creating a strong pre-book and ultimately growing the revenue.

The ideal candidate will be from a media background, and have some knowledge of publishing, advertising, magazines, and definitely be digitally savvy. We will also consider applications from candidates with a strong B2B field sales background, who know the mid-Kent area, build rapport well and have a consultative sales approach.

With our excellent product training and our continuous development programme, we’ll show you how to develop first-class solutions for our customers, cultivate excellent business relationships and present effective and innovative ideas that will provide real value and response for our customers.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • A passion for publishing and lifestyle magazines
  • An understanding of brand awareness and advertising solutions
  • The ability to produce and action effective ideas and promotions
  • Proven face-to-face B2B sales experience
  • Resilience and influential communication skills to overcome objections
  • The ability to secure new business and manage existing accounts
  • The self-motivation and organisation to work from home
  • A full valid driving licence

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Basic salary of up to £23k + realistic OTE £6k per annum, pro rata
  • Company car, phone, laptop
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays, pro rata
  • 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

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, 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.

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.

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

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