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Advertising Sales Executive – Archant Dialogue, Norwich

Brand: Archant

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: Feb. 16, 2018

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We have an exciting opportunity for a new Advertising Sales Executive to join one of the most exciting areas of the Archant group – Archant Dialogue. Archant Dialogue is a content marketing agency producing content across multi platforms including magazines and online and for some of the world’s most innovative and prestigious brands including British Eventing, Porsche Club GB, Center Parcs, Brittany Ferries and Harley-Davidson.

Based from our head office in the heart of Norwich, this is a fantastic career opportunity for an experienced sales professional seeking a long-term career move. Within this role you will be primarily identifying key client prospects by developing strong consultative relationships to drive revenue growth across all of our print, digital and exhibition portfolio. You will be writing proposals and advertising campaigns across a wide array of potential clients, working to achieve agreed business targets.

Ideally we are seeking a sales professional who is fluent in French and/or Spanish (spoken & written).

The position is responsible for developing new and existing business. Primary contact with clients will be via the telephone, and as required you will attend client meetings to present proposals and attend exhibitions/networking events to nurture client relationships. You will be supported by a sales manager with daily communication and regular team meetings and 1-1s.

The challenging yet fulfilling sales role will give you the chance to shine, and to develop new business relationships. Alongside a professional sales approach, you must be able to communicate at all levels.

An integral part of the role is to build a strong business network of contacts by being in regular contact with new and existing clients and becoming a trusted advisor to and ambassador for Archant Dialogue.

We are looking for the successful candidate to join us at the start of 2018, but will be interviewing before or after Christmas.


  • Proven B2B telephone-based sales background
  • Fluent in French and/or Spanish (spoken & written)
  • B2B account management/sales experience
  • Able to handle pressure & achieve client targets
  • Interest/passion in the equestrian world
  • Media/advertising sales background
  • Advertising agency knowledge/background
  • Ability to interpret media packs and client requirements
  • Insight to create own leads
  • Ability to match potential advertisers to client’s brand
  • Passion to work in a fast-paced, target-driven environment


  • Basic salary of up to £20k + realistic OTE £8500 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
  • Structured career progression, 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.


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. 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.

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