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Account Manager – Let's Talk Magazine, Norwich


Brand: Let's Talk

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: Oct. 12, 2018

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Account Manager to work on our much-loved Let’s Talk magazine. The magazine mixes nostalgia and human interest stories with features for those eager to get-up-and-go! And there are the popular puzzle pages plus a reader advice section with help from a panel of experts.

As the Account Manager for this fantastic magazine you will sell print and digital advertising solutions to businesses throughout East Anglia. Working from our head office in Norwich city centre you will be part of a vibrant team and involved in sales, layout and features to ensure the ongoing success of this popular magazine.

For the main part you will be calling existing or lapsed businesses to gain their future advertising requirements, helping them understand forthcoming features that link nicely to their industry and other new and exciting developments the magazine is offering. You will have a consultative approach and develop great rapport with advertisers ensuring that you do everything possible to achieve their aims through advertising and that they get a great return on their investment.

With a clear focus on your monthly target you will be motivated and inspired to achieve your personal advertising revenue ensuring that your pre-book increases and with additional cross-selling will work well with the wider team members to create success in the magazine business in East Anglia.

As well as sales this role gives an exciting dimension to work closely with the editorial teams and plan layout and options for your advertisers. You are wholly responsible for this magazine and its advertising content and layout, working closely with the editors you have influence on features, content and approval before the magazine goes to print. You will also manage payment and credit control issues that arise as well as chasing clients for their copy approval in plenty of time to meet print deadlines.

We see this role developing to provide opportunities to attend road shows to not only promote the magazine but also meet current or potential advertising clients face to face.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • Strong B2B face-to-face sales experience
  • Media advertising or other concept-selling background
  • A creative ability to present bespoke solutions to clients
  • A persuasive, influential nature
  • A consultative, customer-focused approach
  • A full valid driving licence (mandatory)
  • A disposition that thrives working to monthly revenue targets

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Basic starting salary of up to £22,600
  • Company car, laptop, tablet and phone
  • Achievable monthly bonus structure and on-target earnings of £8,400 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 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 40 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 Staff Forums 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 Rolls Royce, 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.

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

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