Group Advertising Director

We have an exciting opportunity for a Group Advertising Director to join our expanding company in our lovely Marble Arch office. The successful candidate will head up the advertising sales department here at River and will be an expert in all areas of revenue generation and advertising types in print and digital media and client channels.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Group Advertising Director to join our expanding company in our lovely Marble Arch office. The successful candidate will head up the advertising sales department here at River and will be an expert in all areas of revenue generation and advertising types in print and digital media and client channels.

Your Responsibilities

  • Delivery of forecast revenue across River portfolio (from supplier, agency, trade and retailer-direct advertiser base)
  • Lead on departmental strategy and ensure strategies for each client are robust
  • Develop excellent relationships with key advertiser accounts
  • Keep the board informed regarding performance, opportunities and threats at all times
  • Assist the teams to effectively develop, propose, cost and implement creative solutions, sponsorship packages and advertorial ideas, including composites
  • Work closely and pro-actively with editorial, production and publishing teams to ensure a consistent stream of new ideas and revenue opportunities are developed, agreed and taken to market, which are attractive to advertisers
  • Assist the teams to pro-actively find, share and use magazine-specific, digital and industry research / stats to create meaningful arguments, presentations and sales messages; to be presented to your advertisers and designed to gained positive reactions
  • Manage the teams to over-achieve the agreed KPI’s
  • Complete regular 1-2-1’s, and performance reviews, ensuring performance development is maintained and documented
  • Complete probation reviews and appraisals in a timely fashion
  • To attend supplier / advertiser meetings plus relevant events, shows and conferences to promote relevant River accounts
  • Support the teams to sell creatively, to ensure that the best opportunities are presented to advertisers to gain positive reaction, continual support and engagement

Experience Required

  • Experience of leading/managing a large sales team within a publishing/content marketing company
  • Exemplary and demonstrable track record in media sales across print and digital

Our Amazing Company

We are The River Group, the UK’s award winning & leading independent content marketing agency. We produce omnichannel content for the likes of Holland & Barrett International, Co-op, Superdrug, Weight Watchers International, Cunard and Ramblers.

We’re based in a bright, open planned office near Marble Arch tube. We have two private gardens, which are amazing over summer! We have our own office dog, we practice yoga and jog in Hyde Park, often pop down to the pub and offer flexible working hours!

Benefits

25 days holiday, pension, day off for your birthday, Perkbox scheme

Working hours

9.00 to 5.30 (Mon to Thu) 9.30 to 4.00 (Fri)

Salary

Competitive Salary + Bonus

If you’d like to learn more about this role then please press the apply button or get in touch directly at recruitment@therivergroup.co.uk

Please read our Recruitment Privacy Notice here before submitting your application.

Fill out my online form.

River Group Companies

Fish helps professional, corporate, charity and consumer member organisations to provide effective communications, build revenues and strengthen relationships with members.

River Sounds services companies globally to create and distribute original podcasts to augment their branding and marketing efforts. What are you waiting for?

Maven is a PR & communications agency in London connecting brands & businesses with their target audiences.

If you’re not ready to talk to us just now (sniff) but would like to receive an occasional, entertaining and useful amount of contact from us, please drop us your details. We’ll stay in contact by sending you examples of our work, white papers, and views on the content world at large.

Stay up to date

Please wait...

Thank you!