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Account Manager, Weston-super-Mare


Brand: North Somerset Times

Location: Weston-super-Mare

Closing date: Nov. 19, 2019

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This opportunity based from our office in Weston-super-Mare will see you working with our much-loved media brands North Somerset Times, Midweek Mercury and Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury – media titles that have a loyal following in the local community across North Somerset.

As an account manager you will be selling print and digital advertising packages to businesses throughout the local area. As well as managing existing customers and seeing that they continuously improve their current advertising campaigns, you will also work with new clients, inspiring them with genuine, cost-effective ideas and solutions tailor-made for their business.

You will be comfortable meeting with advertisers and fully understanding their business and marketing/advertising needs in order that you can genuinely offer them advertising solutions that will give them fantastic results. As a result you will then become their trusted media advisor and develop long-term lasting business relationships.

This is a target-focused sales opportunity working with great products that are a popular choice for businesses in the area. It’s all about consulting well, delivering to client expectations, building successful relationships, reviewing and improving campaigns and having a good balance of print and digital marketing/advertising knowledge.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • A strong sales background
  • A proven field sales/client-facing sales background
  • A consultative sales approach
  • Innovative and creative advertising ideas
  • Strong diary management and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage and develop existing accounts
  • Drive and passion to win new business
  • A full valid driving licence
  • A thirst for achieving and exceeding targets

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Basic starting salary £21,375 with increase after successful 6 months
  • Company car or car allowance
  • 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 fund raising
  • 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. 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, 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!
  • 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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