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Media Account Manager – Yorkshire Life

Brand: Yorkshire Life

Location: Home Based

Closing date: April 5, 2019

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We are recruiting for an Advertising Account Manager to work on our beautiful Yorkshire Life Magazine. This quality monthly magazine has unrivalled coverage, award-winning content and a true passion for the finer things in life. Its high subscription rates and best-in-class distribution are the edge this magazine has for its advertisers.

This role will see you selling both print and digital advertising solutions to clients throughout Yorkshire who are looking to associate their brand with our luxury magazine that is read by an affluent audience. We are looking for an individual who will be inspiring and memorable and will create innovative campaigns with our clients. As well as having excellent after-care sales skills they will also be confident with their sales skills and ability to win new clients.

This is a home-based opportunity, travelling to Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield to meet with customers and through great consultation present to them the best print and digital advertising possibilities we have that will genuinely work for them. You will have daily conversations with your manager and weekly meetings with them too, and as part of a team of sales and editorial staff you will meet together once a month.

With our excellent product training and our continuous development programme, we’ll show you how to develop first-class solutions for our customers, cultivate excellent business relationships and present effective and innovative ideas that will provide real value and response for our customers.


  • Media/advertising sales background (ideally)
  • A proven field sales/client-facing sales background
  • Good working knowledge of West Yorkshire towns
  • A consultative sales approach
  • Innovative and creative advertising ideas
  • Strong diary management and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage and develop existing accounts
  • Drive and passion to win new business
  • A full valid driving licence
  • Ability to achieve and exceed targets


  • Starting salary of £23,000 to £25,000
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £8,400 per annum
  • 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
  • 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 short-listing and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis up to this date so apply asap. 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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