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Account Manager – Canal Boat, Weston-super-Mare

Brand: Canal Boat

Location: Weston-super-Mare

Closing date: Oct. 2, 2018

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Canal Boat magazine is the UK`s number one canal boat magazine and has built its reputation for over 20 years. It’s a fantastic platform for any business looking to reach the active boating market. Its sister magazine the Tillergraph is a free publication that reaches new entrants into the market and liveaboard boaters.

Canal Boat has one of the strongest and most varied classified sections in the boating sector, and is therefore a paramount resource for boat owners and enthusiasts to find what they need and where to get it. With our two magazines, website, e-newsletters, apps and one-off publications we reach over 50,000 boating enthusiasts every month.

We are currently recruiting for an Account Manager to sell print and digital advertising solutions into this sector throughout the UK. Your customer base will be a mixture of existing, lapsed and new businesses that you are calling from our offices; you can be based at Weston-super-Mare.

Once you have sold the right advertising option you then liaise with your customer to gain the right copy, upload to the system and book and place the adverts as specified. Digital advertising will give you the ability to feed back stats and data to your advertiser in order that they understand the value of their campaigns.

Although the majority of contact is made over the phone there will be opportunities to attend relevant exhibitions and shows throughout the year in order to meet clients, maximize sales connections and to be an ambassador for the portfolio.

With set financial targets for you to achieve each month you will certainly enjoy a sense of success and achievement with this opportunity.


  • Proven telephone-based sales success
  • Able to develop new revenue streams
  • Have a tenacious appetite for identifying, prospecting and converting clients
  • Advertising/media sales background (ideally)
  • Able to build rapport easily over the phone
  • Thrive in a target-driven sales environment
  • Print and digital advertising knowledge
  • Ensure that existing customers are thrilled with results
  • Good listening and record-keeping skills
  • Attention to detail to ensure advert perfection


  • Basic starting salary of up to £23,000
  • 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
  • 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.


We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

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

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

But we’re 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 we’re 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.
  • There’s 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!
  • Archant’s 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 SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

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