Account Manager (Scottish Magazines)

DC Thomson
Closing Date: 18/08/2022
  • Dundee
  • DC Thomson

Job Description

DC Thomson is a privately-owned family business currently undertaking a significant transformation programme to deliver a scalable media company, driven by technology, data, and talent.

People are at the heart of everything we do and building audiences into long-lasting, loyal communities is a key priority over the next five years.

We have an exciting portfolio of media brands – including The Stylist Group, Puzzler Media as well as communities in energy, local and national news, women’s and children’s magazines, lifestyle, teaching, crafts, and sport.

While our roots are firmly in publishing, with a portfolio of newspapers and magazines, DC Thomson has diversified into digital technology, radio, TV, and events.

Living Magazine is a glossy quarterly magazine which shines the spotlight on local people, life and business throughout Scotland. Our Living readers enjoy the finer things in life and every issue features engaging editorials and advertorials ranging from arts, culture and food, to fashion, homes and health tailored to their lifestyles and interest in luxury brands combined with comprehensive guides to events and entertainment in the local area.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an entry level Account Manager to join our successful Scottish magazines sales team to generate high end advertising for our Living Magazine throughout Scotland.

This is an entry level sales role, although previous sales experience is preferred, we will teach everything you need to know about our brand and how we sell. What you will bring is the motivation to succeed with an enthusiasm and commitment to learn. This is a unique opportunity to begin your career in media sales with us and learn from some of the best in the industry.

Key Responsibilities

The role requires you to work to defined KPI’s, canvass and sell to clients by both telephone and in person with the key objective being to maintain, grow and source clients with advertising requirements.

We are looking for enthusiastic, driven and possess a strategic mindset where you are not afraid to think outside of the box and push the norms.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • This sales role would suit someone looking to either gain entry into the sales profession or appeal to someone with a proven track record in any sales environment. If you have previous experience in customer service, retail, beauty, hospitality or events this could be the next step in your career you are looking for.
  • Excellent communication skills with the confidence and capability to cold call over the telephone is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.
  • A desire to learn new multimedia products and develop new competencies/abilities.
  • A competitive and resilient mindset with the determination to succeed in a commercial environment.

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 35 hours per week. This role will initially be office based from our Dundee (Meadowside) location and will move a hybrid working model as and when full sales training has been successfully delivered. We offer a generous package including 34 days holiday, Health Cash Plan, Onsite Staff Gym, excellent Pension, a competitive salary plus commission, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics.

If you have any issues with your application, please email recruitment@dcthomson.co.uk

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.