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Sales Executive – Archant Bride, Norwich


Brand: Bride (bridemagazine.co.uk)

Location: Norwich (Head Office)

Closing date: July 12, 2019

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This is an exciting opportunity to step into the world of media sales. We are looking for first-class communicators to help local and national businesses reach growing audiences through Google, Facebook and our own market-leading brands, solely focusing on one of our successful portfolios – Archant Bride

Archant Bride consists of 12 regional Bride magazines, one venue guide, eight ceremony guides, eight one-day shows and five two-day wedding shows, and wedding planners. This amazing portfolio enables us to connect our clients to thousands of customers across the UK. You will be working on several of these products at all times.

This telephone-based sales role will see you working with businesses, helping them to create multimedia marketing campaigns. As well as managing existing customers, you will also work with new clients, inspiring them with cost-effective marketing solutions tailor-made for them. With a strong outbound telephone-based background you will have superb consultative sales skills and be able to work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced, lively sales environment.

We will train you in all aspects of print, digital display advertising, programmatic advertising, mobile websites, apps, content marketing, e-newsletters and social media. You simply need to have great listening and questioning skills to fully understanding your clients’ needs and offer the right multi-platform campaigns. Previous wedding industry experience is not essential; we are seeking an individual with a passion for sales.

We are looking for a dynamic individual who is determined to achieve, learn and grow their client base. Through this approach you will win clients and customers, build them great campaigns and ensure that Archant becomes an integral part of their advertising and marketing solutions.

ABOUT YOU

  • Telephone sales experience
  • Excellent business acumen, able to converse well with a range of clients
  • Keen interest in advertising/marketing media
  • Preference to win new business and create own leads
  • Working knowledge of print and digital solutions
  • Willing to learn and develop within the media industry
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good time management

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

  • Basic starting salary of up to £18,500
  • Achievable monthly commission structure and on-target earnings of £7k 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

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. 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 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.

To apply, please send your CV to employment@archant.co.uk

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