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Account Manager

26,548 P.A. ?
Location: Twickenham
Company: Haymarket Media Group
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Haymarket is a successful international specialist media company. We have over 60 market-leading brands in the consumer and B2B markets across the UK, US, Asia, India and Germany, connecting people and communities across digital, print, festivals, awards, conferences, and exhibitions.

As a global business operating in diverse markets, we are inherently multicultural and we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent who reflect the communities we serve. We equally recognise our broader responsibility to society as a whole and use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets.

About Wonderly

We are Wonderly, a progressive content marketing agency and part of the Haymarket Media Group. We work with ambitious brands to deliver brilliant campaigns and communications across print and digital. Our clients include: Volkswagen, the Army, Kew Gardens, Kia and World Athletics to name a few.

Our Culture

As part of the Haymarket Media Group we have all the benefits of an independent agency but with none of the downsides. Our culture is inclusive and collaborative and reflects the diverse bunch of brilliant people that work here. We're about creating a work life balance that brings the best out of everyone... and having a bit of fun along the way. Lastly, and by no means least, because we're a small agency, everyone gets the chance to make a big impact.

Overview of the role

As our new account executive you are responsible for the day-to-day management of one of our key sports accounts, the FA.

The account team's role is to protect and maximise the profitability of projects managing the client and the approvals process efficiently, while delivering the highest quality solutions to meet the client's brief.

In order to deliver solutions that work effectively for the client, you will need to become knowledgeable of their business and the sector in which they operate. You will need to keep abreast of their business issues and those of their competitors, keeping up-to-date with marketing trends in the sector.

You will need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, extremely well organised and able to think on your feet and problem solve. You must be a strong communicator, forming strong relationships with your peers and clients.

Your minimum job expectations are detailed below, however, initiative and endeavour beyond these are required:-

Established Duties:

1. Account Management

Your primary focus will be maximising the profitability of the FA's matchday programmes. Your day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Managing annual editorial budgets with regular check-ins with our editorial and design team.
  • Programme sales forecasting and reconciliation.
  • Managing relationships with the FA, our editors & programme ground sales partners.
  • Efficiently managing programme print volume to ensure we're maximising profitability whilst minimising paper wastage.
  • Presenting new opportunities to enhance our relationship with the FA.

You are responsible for working directly with your Group Account Director and client in conjunction with the wider team to understand their business, their marketing objectives and their project brief to deliver effective content solutions across print, digital and social platforms. Key functions include Project Management, Quality Control and Cost Control.

2. Project Management (print & digital)

You will be responsible for managing projects across both print and digital channels. You will be expected to liaise with the relevant digital, editorial and client stakeholders to ensure projects are run on time, within budget and to the highest possible standards.

3. Supporting the wider account team

In addition to your FA responsibilities there is a requirement to develop an understanding of key processes within the agency supporting the wider account team with administrative support from setting up PO's, sales invoices, print orders, schedules, contracts and working alongside relevant members of the team in planning photo and video shoots.

4. New Business

You must look to support the Group Account Director in driving new/incremental business from your clients where possible. This will involve supporting the delivery of commercial proposals and building client relationships. Additionally, you will be expected to play a role with the agency's new client new business developments, this includes supporting new business pitches and providing assets (eg. imagery and statistics) to support the agency's marketing collateral.

Your Experience
  • You will have a minimum of 2 years account experience working within a content marketing or marketing communications agency
  • You will be as comfortable working across digital solutions as you are print
  • You will demonstrably be able to support across multiple projects at once
  • You will be able to effectively liaise with multiple stakeholders across creative, commercial, production and client functions
  • You will have strong numeracy skills, an excellent level of IT literacy and an eye for detail

Why work with us?

People are our greatest asset here at Haymarket Media Group. Haymarket is a media, information and data business, we use our expertise in media and information to inspire, inform and empower our clients, audiences and communities. We are a socially and environmentally responsible business. As we serve our audiences, clients and communities, we are committed to driving the meaningful change necessary to build a better world. The principles of diversity, inclusion, respect, responsibility and sustainability are at the heart of our business.

We're hard-wired to produce remarkable content for our audiences, with over 16,000 companies around the globe turning to us to help their businesses grow. Join us and you will work on market-leading brands to help create powerful and lasting relationships that deliver real results, all while developing your own career.

Our conveniently located Twickenham HQ is home to around 600 employees with a vast array of careers from journalism, video, marketing, sales and events to technology, digital development and product management.

As well as being the home of English rugby, Twickenham has the benefit of being less than 30 minutes from central London but also enjoying its riverside location, proximity to Richmond Park and a buzzing social scene.

With flexible hours, great brands, and a modern open plan environment, we attract great people. There's time for you to get involved in our extra-curricular activities too; from volunteering with our charity partners, going for a lunch-time riverside run, cycling around Richmond Park or after work fun!

Our team culture is friendly, vibrant and sociable. We nurture, support and reward our talent. We offer a market-leading benefits programme, tailored to individual needs and preferences. The range of benefits are vast and include a generous pension plan, life assurance, up to 30 days holiday and a fabulous income protection policy. Oh, and our annual employee party is pretty special too!

Our benefits include:
  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive training and career development programme
  • 25 days holiday per year excluding bank holidays (increasing 1 day per year of service up to 30 days)
  • Flexible working schedule (core hours from 11-3)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Access to Perkbox
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Family friendly policies
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Regular individual and team rewards and incentives for outstanding performance

We want to support our people to balance their personal and professional lives and we believe our range of benefits encourages this. We feel that nothing beats face-time with our colleagues and we've therefore adopted a blended working model where full time employees can expect to spend 3 days of their week in the office and the other 2 working at a location of their choice.

As a global business operating in diverse markets, Haymarket is inherently multicultural. Globally we are committed to attracting, developing and retaining talent who reflect the communities we serve. We equally recognise our broader responsibility to society as a whole. We will use our power and influence to drive diversity, equity and inclusion within our markets.

As such, we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are given the same opportunity to succeed regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age or disability.

If you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to fully participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at

Come and join us and see for yourself how Haymarket is a rewarding and exciting place to work.
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