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 The National selling division of Independent Media has vacancy for an Account Executive who will be based in our Cape Town office. The position is open to a qualified, experienced and target driven person with a solid understanding of the Advertisement and Agency industry.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Manage a portfolio, clients and agencies.
  • Prepare media campaigns and plan media strategies.
  • Forecast and report on sales figures, trends and agency movements and monitor competitors’ performance.
  • Negotiate group discounts to ensure market share commitment.
  • Do weekly sales reports and liaise with other Inc branches.
  • Achieve monthly sales targets.
  • Contract negotiation and management.
  • Gather and report market intelligence.
  • Presentations to clients and agencies.
  • Develop new business opportunities.
  • Grow digital sales within the within the agency market

Minimum Requirements:

  • Have a good understanding of Digital Advertising Industry and the media that support it.
  • 4 years advertising sales experience – with at least 2 years’ experience dealing with advertisement agencies.
  • A post-matric qualification in Sales/Marketing/Media Planning/Buying.
  • Extensive knowledge of the media industry.
  • Proven sales record and achievements.
  • Valid code 08 drivers license and own transport.
  • Must be self-motivated and a team player.
  • Having newspaper selling experience and newspaper production process knowledge will be an
  • advantage.

Required Competencies:

  • Be computer literate with Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point)
  • Sell across all Independent Platforms
  • Have the ability to identify and exploit sales opportunities in the market place
  • Have a good command of the English language.
  • Be confident and have the ability to deal with clients and management at all levels.
  • Be able to work accurately to deadline with minimum supervision in a highly pressurized team environment.
  • Digital knowledge
  • Independent Media is committed to its Employment Equity and Affirmative Action Strategy.


Independent Newspapers is committed to its Employment Equity and Affirmative Action plans.

All interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit a written application and detailed CV by no later than 16h30 on Friday, 26 February 2021 to:

Faiyad Abrahams

Human Resources

P O BOX 56



Email: [email protected]

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