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Mediahuis is Ireland's leading print and digital media publisher, reaching millions of consumers daily. We publish some of the most well-read media brands on the island of Ireland including the Sunday Independent, the Belfast Telegraph,, and the Sunday World. We also produce 12 weekly regional newspapers and have a portfolio of well-known digital marketplaces. Our company is the largest wholesale distributor of newspapers and magazines on the island. Mediahuis believes unconditionally in independent journalism and a strong and relevant media that make a positive contribution to people and society. Mediahuis is part of a privately-owned leading European media group, headquartered in Belgium.

The Account Director will be responsible for managing and growing their agency client patch, across all revenue lines. Working closely with the Innovation Team, Design Team, Content Team and Audience Insights Team to create innovative and bespoke proposals, both proactive and reactive, and targeting potential clients within the agency patch. Accurately reporting and forecasting across the agency patch, ensuring monthly and yearly budgets are achieved.
Role Responsibilities (Overview)
  • Partner with agencies to sell the full range of Mediahuis products across print and digital
  • Manage revenue delivery versus budgets
  • Build and maintain a healthy pipeline of business to achieve yearly targets
  • Ensure all bookings and client information is kept up to date and accurate at all times
  • Develop strong internal relationships and work closely with the Innovation Team, Design Team, Content Team and Audience Insights Team
  • Target clients with new Mediahuis products, both proactively and reactively
  • Work with the design team to ensure all pitch decks are of the highest standard, accurately address the brief and achieve the client KPIs
  • Build and manage relationships with key clients and agency partners at every level of the organisation
  • Continually identify and target new clients on your patch
Experience & Qualifications (Minimum Experience & Essential Knowledge)
  • BA degree preferred in Marketing, Business or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience in a Senior Media Sales role
Skills & Attributes
  • Excellent understanding of the media landscape
  • Experience working with brands and marketing strategies
  • Excellent understanding of Irish cultural trends 
  • Strong commercial focus 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in presenting to senior brand managers and c-suite business owners
  • Great computer literacy
  • A proven track record of great client engagement
  • Strong knowledge of media trends – across print, digital, audio, video and social
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong agency relationships
  • Adaptable approach to fast changing advertising and sales environment
  • A team player that can build good relationships internally and externally
  • Proactive, full of good ideas, and resilient
  • A great communicator
  • Excellent at organisation and prioritisation
  • Dynamic and able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Motivated by goals and targets
  • Excellent with PowerPoint presentations
  • Creative, with the ability to think outside the box
  • A problem solver