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Key Account Manager, Cheltenham

Brand: Hampshire Life

Location: Cheltenham

Closing date: March 23, 2018

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Due to exciting expansion of our Cheltenham offices, a rare opportunity has become available working on our long-standing and highly respected South West magazine portfolio.

Hampshire Life and Dorset Magazine are THE county magazines for these wonderful counties; the authoritative voice of their people and an outstanding guide to their places. At their heart is history and heritage, reflected in beautifully crafted pages charting all the positive things happening in our towns, cities, villages and glorious countryside.

As a Key Account Manager you will be office based from Cheltenham, calling customers with our print and digital advertising solutions to businesses throughout Hampshire and Dorset. As well as managing an existing client base, the main purpose of the role will be to contact lapsed clients and targeting new clients whose businesses will benefit from advertising to the affluent readers of the magazines.

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. Alongside Hampshire Life and Dorset Magazine, you will also have the ability to sell the entire national life 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.


  • Proven media sales experience
  • Working knowledge of print and digital solutions
  • Strong B2B sales background
  • Proven track record in selling to SMEs/professional businesses
  • Excellent business acumen and ability to converse well with senior contacts
  • Ability to build networks at functions and through social media
  • Advertising/marketing/local media knowledge or background
  • Preference to win new business and create own leads
  • Ability to work well with editors and business writers
  • Ability to create inspiring campaigns and advertising solutions


  • Basic starting salary up to £25,000, alongside bonus potential of £9,900 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. We will be calling and short-listing for interview on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible. All applications and enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.


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.

You can discover what it’s like to work here in our Careers Centre at and for a complete view of our portfolio, visit

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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