Account Manager, Media Sales - Hardie Grant Media, Melbourne (Parental leave cover)

Account Manager, Media Sales - Hardie Grant Media, Melbourne (Parental leave cover)


Hardie Grant Media is Australia’s leading, independent custom publisher and content marketing agency, with offices in Melbourne and Sydney, and is part of the Hardie Grant Group. We develop high-quality branded content and integrated marketing strategies, helping our clients build relationships and increase engagement with their customers.
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced media sales Account Manager to join our high-performance sales team representing the Virgin Australia magazine. 


Reporting into the Sales Director, you will have experience and enjoy establishing relationships with both media agency and direct clients, that in turn allow you to provide seamlessly integrated media solutions and advertising campaigns to meet their needs. You will be a self-starter and have a high-level of autonomy with the support of a hands-on and collaborative Sales Director who is invested in your success.

You will actively seek out new opportunities, provide innovative proposals and work collaboratively with the sales and editorial teams to manage and deliver campaigns, whilst maintaining a high-level of competitor awareness. Your core-focus will centre on fuelling and managing sales pipeline activities that generate strong sales revenue through innovative magazine and digital solutions for your defined territory and portfolio of clients.

Through your multi-channel media sales experience, you will be accustomed to a fast-paced, deadline driven sales environment. Your refined skill set, industry experience and proven sales success will ensure you are well equipped to address and overcome objections that pave the way for new opportunity and success. 
You’ll naturally open doors through your charismatic telephone manner that lets your great personality shine through. Through your ability to connect and engage with people you will schedule face-to-face meetings with clients where you can uncover their business goals before providing a tailored solution to meet their needs. You will enjoy being in the office and being out on the road attending client appointments.

The ideal candidate will be a motivated, high-achiever with proven sales success and a great personality. You MUST have a minimum 4 years’ experience in print and digital advertising sales (outdoor / ambient media sales experience will be highly regarded) and current media agency connections.

Skills required for this role include:

  • Able to identify new business and growth opportunities
  • Ability to extract, interpret and respond to briefs
  • Great communication and influencing ability
  • Strategic, yet creative approach that is end-goal oriented
  • Experience using Salesforce
  • MS Office including excel, word and powerpoint
  • Diligent and dedicated work ethic
  • Well-groomed, articulate and professionally presented


We live by our values: use your imagination, do the right thing, set the benchmark, work together and stay ahead of the game. We believe in hard work and good fun, and our commitment to quality sets us apart. We have a broad range of clients and projects, in travel, automotive, finance, education, membership and retail. We are a workplace of choice and work closely with the Hardie Grant group (200+ staff in Melbourne, Sydney, London and San Francisco) and offer learning and development, career pathways and a great chance to grow personally.

  • Generous remuneration package and commission structure 
  • Work place of choice
  • Ongoing training 
  • Team-building days 
  • Interesting clients and diverse projects
  • Flexible working arrangements and bonus time off!


We are Australia’s largest independent custom publisher and content agency, with a long-established base in Melbourne and a thriving office in Sydney. Creativity, integrity, excellence, collaboration and innovation are our driving principles. We believe in hard work and good fun, and our commitment to quality sets us apart.


Did we just describe you? If so, we'd love for you to get in touch. Please send your application, including cover letter and full CV with at least five examples of suitable work, to 

This role is a parental leave cover for 5 months from October 2019 to July 2020.

Note applications without a full CV and cover letter will not be considered.