Account Executive - exciting sales role with exposure to PR and news media!

Are you a self-starter, a go-getter and a deal maker? Are you passionate about sales and the PR industry? Is delivering an extraordinary customer experience and business results something you are interested in? Then this full time Account Executive role may just be the role you’ve been looking for!

Medianet is Australia’s leading provider of media intelligence services in Australia. What exactly is media intelligence you ask? Think anything that helps a PR firm or corporate communicator get their job done. From press release distribution, media contacts databases, media analysis and insights as well as industry leading training and events, this job will see you consulting PR corporate communicators on solutions to help them gain or measure their media reach.

And as a division of Australian Associated Press, you’ll gain exposure to the inner workings of newsroom, journalists and the media industry whilst servicing a broad range of Australian companies  and PR agencies.

What you will do:

Among your varied duties, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing an existing territory of registered Medianet clients, identifying their needs and potential revenue
  • Driving new and additional business by designing and implementing strategies to ensure your territory successfully meets its growth objectives
  • Acquiring and nurturing new clients via inbound leads and outbound prospecting
  • Actively promoting AAP Medianet’s full range of media services to customers and sell/upsell additional services based on customer needs
  • Monitoring client usage and expenditure on a regular basis and implementing strategies to maximise revenue growth
  • Developing strong working relationships with existing customers through regular phone contact
  • Working with sales and marketing colleagues to develop customer plans and strategies to grow the business

Who you are:

Ideally you are a self-motivated, highly passionate and ambitious individual, who has the energy and passion for working within the media industry.

In order to be successful in this role, you will possess:

  • Strong phone based sales skills
  • Understanding of solution selling
  • Pursue, meet and exceed KPIs
  • Strategically plan and record sales activities using our CRM tool
  • Customer service skills and commitment to providing professional and timely customer service
  • Strong team player who provides support to others and can work effectively with other team members to complete projects and tasks
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and polished presentation skills
  • Goal orientated
  • Computer literate, database management and strong attention to detail

This role has the ability to offer promotion up to Account Manager within 18 months to 2 years for the right candidate.

If you are interested in this position, please forward a copy of your cover letter and CV to

Marketing Assistant - Newswire (10 to 12 months fixed term contract)

We have an exciting opportunity for a hardworking, efficient and highly organised Marketing Assistant to work across our Newswire brand.

Based at our headquarters in Rhodes, you will work closely with a small team to deliver marketing activities and solutions that enhance the existing customer’s experience, client retention as well as revenue generating campaigns.

You will also have an interest in digital marketing and a passion for enhancing the customer experience through engaging marketing communications. There will be plenty of opportunity to learn in this role and you will be key in enabling the sales team with the use of data to convert leads and prospects into loyal customers, making a direct impact in the success of the commercial team.


  • Assisting in the implementation of end-to-end online marketing campaigns including segmentation, tracking and analysis for the Editorial division and its businesses
  • Contributing to the marketing and communications strategy
  • Contributing and executing the various aspects of the social media and content marketing strategy
  • Supporting product launches and ongoing promotion of existing products
  • Maintaining and updating AAP Newswire’s website and developing new content
  • Maintaining and monitoring the quality of data which are essential to the success of email marketing campaigns you will be executing
  • Writing engaging, effective and professional copy for all marketing communication pieces and placements, including EDMs, sales collateral and branded content
  • Assisting with the development of digital sales collateral from concept to design to production
  • Coordinating and preparing collateral for AAP sponsored events
  • Utilising Salefsorce, including approving campaigns and troubleshooting
  • Working closely with and supporting the Newswire Sales team


  • 1-2 years of experience in a marketing role
  • Tertiary qualification in Communications or Marketing
  • Fantastic communication skills with the ability to work with a variety of different stakeholders
  • Copyright skills and an eye for design
  • Some knowledge of graphic and web design tools with graphic design experience an advantage
  • Basic understanding of web-design/HTML codes
  • Experienced or interested in a career in B2B marketing with a special interest in Marketing Automation
  • Interest or experience in editing video an advantage
  • Knowledge of the news media landscape would be an advantage

If you are interested in this position, please forward a copy of your cover letter and CV to

General inquiries

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