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Digital Account Manager, Barnstaple

Brand: Archant

Location: Barnstaple

Closing date: Aug. 20, 2019

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We are a forward-thinking media business, proud of our history and obsessive about our transformation in this ever-changing digital world. At its core, the creation of this new opportunity is centred on new business development and the evolution of the way we can support our customers.

We are on a mission to make effective digital marketing solutions accessible to all businesses, large or small, and we aim to become a one-stop shop for all of their marketing and advertising needs. Due to the success of our expanding digital revenues we have created a new key digital sales role.

This role will involve you presenting digital advertising solutions to key accounts. You will as a result of consulting with our customers and understanding their needs, offer the right multi-platform campaigns such as digital display advertising, programmatic display, mobile websites, apps, content marketing, e-newsletters and social media.

Our ideal candidate will be goal oriented, is a relentless hunter, driven to win new business, and has a track record of exceeding monthly goals. If you’re passionate about selling, have an interest in digital marketing and possess excellent presentation and closing skills then we’d love to talk to you!

With a base from our office in Barnstaple, covering the whole of the South West, much of your time will be spent presenting and pitching to large key accounts and inspiring clients with campaigns that will deliver effective results and provide great return on their investment. You will also work closely with digital specialists across the wider business for product development, strategy and best practice.


  • Basic starting salary of up to £27k
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £9,900 per annum, pro rata
  • 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


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your completed application to

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to change the closing date at any time during the recruitment process, so please apply asap as we will be dealing with applications as soon as they arrive.


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.

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