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Media Account Manager, Ipswich

Brand: Archant

Location: Ipswich

Closing date: Jan. 11, 2019

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If you’re passionate about selling, have a keen interest in digital marketing, and are looking for an Account Manager opportunity that gets you in front of customers then please keep reading.
You will have access to sell marketing solutions across a fantastic range of digital products and assets that include Google and Facebook products. In addition you will provide website, video and SEO solutions, alongside our well known local brands such as East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star.

This is a hybrid role looking after and growing existing advertiser accounts but being hungry and focussed to grow this client base and win new business in a territory in Suffolk

Most of your time will be spent out meeting customers, planning and maximising current advertising/marketing campaigns and inspiring businesses with creative tailor-made solutions that will deliver strong results. You’ll have an appetite to develop your sales and strong people skills with a desire to learn and keep up to date with digital media solutions that can be presented to our clients.

We provide 1st-class training on digital platforms and resources that you will find eye-opening in terms of knowledge and insight. This role is based at our Suffolk HQ in Ipswich, working as part of a close knit friendly field sales team. Our working hours are Monday to Friday 9 – 5:30pm.


  • Proven B2B face to face sales background
  • And/or B2B phone based experience looking for next career opportunity
  • A keen interest and working knowledge of digital/social platforms
  • Advertising/marketing/local media knowledge ideally (if not, a strong interest in this would help!)
  • Proven track record in selling to SMEs.
  • Excellent business acumen, able to converse well at all levels and the confidence to recommend the right marketing solutions to your clients.
  • Passion/desire to create inspiring campaigns and advertising solutions


  • Starting salary of up to £22,000
  • Up to £8400 bonus earning potential
  • A car to get you around to see your clients
  • Mobile phone, laptop/tablet
  • New starters bonus scheme to support
  • 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


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.

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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