Digital Senior Sales Exec / Account Manager – The Week

Soho, Central London
£25-30k Basic + Commission + Benefits
01 Nov 2012
01 Dec 2012
Agency, Display
Full Time
Contract Type

Dennis Publishing, the UK's leading independent publishing company, is recruiting for an exciting new online position to sell; the digital arm of leading brand The Week.


The Week – overview

Three words sum up The Week: witty, intelligent, objective. Bringing the reader up-to-date with current affairs at home and abroad, The Week in its simplest form is a unique and witty digest of the best writing from the British and foreign press. The Week, as a magazine, has enjoyed phenomenal circulation growth since launch with June 2012 seeing the 28th consecutive ABC increase. The print edition is the UK’s highest selling weekly subscription magazine, reaching a highly targeted audience of affluent opinion formers. October 2012 saw this unique formula evolve into the digital era in the form of a website and iPad app. Presenting the best of UK comment and opinion in an intelligently clear and concise format has made an invaluable online news service. Growing substantially in both traffic and ad revenue digital is now a core part the brands future strategy.

With a strong team of 12 selling across classified, e-mail, inserts, international, print, digital, tablet and mobile, The Week UK is a growing multi-platform proposition. Recently awarded consumer magazine of the year and digital edition of the year 2012 The Week now seeks to develop its online presence within the digital marketplace. Continuing the growth and success already experienced since its launch last year, and with several new launches planned for 2013, The Week is an exciting place to be for an enthusiastic, forward-thinking digital salesperson.

The Role

Selling to a large patch of West End agencies across all market segments, you will be aiding the Advertising Manager to ensure monthly and annual budgets are met. The role will require creative selling across the latest ad formats, as well as editorial integrations and cross media solutions. You will need to be able to sell to all levels at leading media agencies and be confident proposing ideas for both website and tablet. A proven track record of growing agency relationships and winning new business will be essential as this role requires pro-active cross-media selling.

Joining The Week sales team you will be responsible for maximising digital revenue streams, developing existing relationships and establishing new contacts within key West End agencies.

 Essential to the role:

 §  Working knowledge of all the latest online ad formats

§  Minimum of 18 months online media sales experience

§  Understanding of UK current affairs media

Preferred attributes should include:

§  Strong presentation style

§  Proven track record of winning new business

§  Proven skills of writing and packaging digital proposals

§  Strong agency contacts

§  A flair for creative online solutions

§  Strong campaign management experience (specifically; ad serving, delivery and reporting)

§  An understanding of selling tablet and mobile platforms and advantage

§  Exceptional organisational skills

Dennis Publishing offers a competitive package, constant career training, an excellent working environment, but more importantly a dynamic career within a hugely popular and fast growing brand.