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Account Manager – Sussex Life, Worthing


Brand: Sussex Life

Location: Worthing

Closing date: Aug. 24, 2018

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Sussex Life is THE county magazine for this wonderful county. It is THE authoritative voice of its people and an outstanding guide to its places. At its heart is history and heritage, reflected in beautifully crafted pages charting all the positive things happening in our towns, cities, villages and glorious countryside.

We have a fantastic and exciting opportunity for a field-based Account Manager to join our friendly and vibrant team in Worthing. Worthing office is a fantastic place to work; the managers pride themselves on creating a hardworking yet supportive sales environment.

The main purpose of the role is to grow the advertising revenue for this magazine, visiting new and existing businesses and consulting with them to understand their advertising/marketing plans and providing them with the best solutions we can offer.

You will, as a result of consulting with our customers and understanding their needs, offer the correct multi-platform campaigns such as award sponsorship, targeted digital display advertising, websites, content marketing and e-marketing along with our print portfolio.

This long-term career opportunity also allows you to use your creative flair, advising clients on the look of their advertising and working alongside our editorial team to create the right features that will appeal to your client base.

This is a superb opportunity for a sales-focused individual who will enjoy dealing with a range of clients and providing them with creative, relevant advertising campaigns in both print and digital.

To be successful in this long-term career opportunity it is essential that you thrive on picking up the phone to new clients and have proven experience of winning new business.

ABOUT YOU

  • Proven sales experience
  • Strong B2B sales background
  • Proven track record in selling to SMEs/professional businesses
  • Excellent business acumen and ability to converse well with a range of clients
  • Preference to win new business and create own leads
  • Working knowledge of print and digital solutions
  • Willingness to learn and develop within the media industry

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Competitive package of up to £31,000 inc OTE
  • Company car
  • 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
  • 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 shortlisting and interviewing candidates as soon as possible so please apply asap. 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 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.

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

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