Senior Account Manager / Account Director (Advertising Sales)

Dennis Publishing
30 April, 2021
Tottenham Court Road, London, United Kingdom
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Want to be part of the most dynamic media company in the UK?

Are you looking to join a fast paced company where you can express yourself in a positive environment where change and growth are celebrated?

We are hiring for an experienced Account Manager / Account Director as a full-time permanent opportunity to work at Dennis, working within our Cyclist team.

Job Overview:

Permanent Account Manager / Director position.
Full-Time, Monday to Friday, flexible hours.
Temporarily fully remote, in the future will be a blend of both office and home working.
Office location is Tottenham Court Road.

Cyclist is the multi-award-winning and market-leading premium road cycling media brand. Launched in 2012 with a focus on design, photography and excellent writing, Cyclist showcases the most stunning rides from around the world, as well as getting the inside line on the latest bikes and kit, and behind the scenes with the biggest names in the sport.

The Cyclist portfolio spans print, digital, podcast video and the award winning Cyclist Track Day demo events. We also recently launched the bi-annual electric bike title Cycling Electric and have big growth plans for 2021 and beyond.

What will you be doing?
As an Account Manager / Director you will be responsible for contributing to the commercial success of the cycling brands within the Specialist Division.

You will be required to devise and implement your own account strategy across a broad patch of tier-one cycling and lifestyle clients, maximising revenue across all platforms including print and digital display, content partnerships, podcast, and events. There will also be an expectation for you to cross-sell into brands in the Specialist Division including Expert Reviews and Coach.

Utilising the resources of all other Dennis departments, you will be required to offer the highest level of insight, industry knowledge and strategic solutions to your clients.

You will report to the Senior Advertising Manager and work closely with the management team to shape the strategy and culture of the Cyclist brand.

Why you?
Minimum of 3-4 years experience with a proven record selling print and digital display, multi-platform content partnerships and events.
Strong contacts within the cycling industry.
Interest and understanding of road cycling.
Ability to think creatively and outside of the box when devising solutions for your clients.
Proven track record of delivering on sales targets & increasing YOY revenue.
Comfortable creating market-leading Powerpoint/Google Slides sales pitches.
Experienced presenter with the ability to think of and tailor solutions quickly.
Experience in creating new revenue streams and new opportunities within (and outside of) your immediate business patch.
An exceptional negotiator, you’ll have a true passion for presenting, building complex creative pitches and closing sales.

Why us?
We are dedicated to creating brands that people want to work with, and a culture that people want to work in. We’re unique, and so are you. We’re award winning. You will be working across award-winning brands and in award-winning teams and joining a culture where innovation and success are encouraged.

Our Commitment. We’re very proud to support The Heart of England Forest; an exciting and ambitious charity aiming to plant and preserve the largest native broadleaf forest in England. Founded by our late chairman, Felix Dennis, every employee gets the chance to plant a tree in their name so you can feel part of their vision.

We’re always thinking of you. You’ll have access to plenty of great benefits such as 28 days holiday, days working from home, a contributory pension scheme and discounted gym membership.

We recognise hard work. Have you always dreamed of taking time out of work to travel the world? You’ll be given the opportunity to take a 6 week paid sabbatical after five years service. And if you’re lucky enough to win our Employee of the Year Award you’ll be sent on a holiday of a lifetime to a destination that certainly has the ‘wow’ factor.

We recruit purely based on your skills, talent and your potential. If you feel you are right for this account manager job, we’d very much like to hear from you!

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