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Digital Sales Account Manager, Ipswich


Brand: East Anglian Daily Times (EADT)

Location: Ipswich

Closing date: Nov. 23, 2018

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Archant publish many well-loved and long-standing publications such as the East Anglia Daily Times and EADT Suffolk Magazine. Archant is also growing its digital revenues ahead of industry forecasts and is expected to deliver some exciting platforms to further the growth.

Alongside our publications, our digital portfolio is expanding with over 140 brands, each with websites, apps, email products, mobile solutions, social media, video and much more. Our expanding digital team is looking for a committed team member to help implement the delivery of digital revenues for this successful portfolio in Suffolk.

This is a sales role that will be presenting digital advertising solutions to our existing 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, websites, SEO, PPC, content marketing, e-newsletters and social media.

You will need to develop excellent rapport with the sales teams in Suffolk to ensure that your effectiveness as a digital expert is represented to its max.

Much of your time will be spent visiting businesses with the print sales force, supporting them in presenting and pitching to 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.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • Digital sales experience
  • Knowledge of digital media
  • Ability to produce meaningful feedback on campaigns
  • Confident presentation and pitching skills
  • Previous experience of winning high-value clients
  • Experience of presenting to large groups of external and internal customers
  • Passion for delivering customer-based solutions
  • Ability and desire to win new business opportunities
  • Strong team player ethic

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Basic salary of up to £27,000
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £8,400
  • 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 short-listing 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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