Imbibe Account Manager

This is a portfolio sales role across three products:

Imbibe Magazine: bi-monthly, aimed at on-trade drinks buyers and professionals 

Imbibe Live: annual exhibition at Olympia aimed at the same demographic exclusive on-trade website combining the magazine content and exhibition information with competitions and events.

Sponsorship: annual awards

Main Purpose of Job:

To sell display advertising in Imbibe magazine, web advertising on, exhibition space at Imbibe Live and sponsorships across all three products to drinks and drinks-related clients across all sectors.

Key Accountabilities.

• Ability to organise, plan, present & close sales.

• Drive to cold call new clients, and generate new business.

• Ability to pitch at client and agency level and work with PRs.

• To develop new ways of generating revenue (out of the box thinking actively encouraged)

• To work with the publishers to ensure all marketing & distribution opportunities are maximised.

• Able to work in a close-knit team environment

• Understanding of, or proven interest in the drinks industry

Imbibe sectors

• Premium spirits, wines, liqueurs, beers, waters, teas, coffees and on-trade related products and services

Knowledge & Experience

• Advertising sales experience

• Exhibition and online sales experience

• Knowledge of selling direct to clients.

• Knowledge of selling to advertising agencies.

• Understanding of publishing preferable

Core Competencies

• Results orientated with drive and determination to succeed.

• Excellent interpersonal skills.

• Excellent personal presentation

• Ability to listen & persuade. 

• Self-motivated and comfortable working alone 

• Good time-management skills essential

Contact Sonja van Praag on:

Tel: 0207 840 6288


Square Meal Account Manager – Drinks

Square Meal is the UK’s leading high-end restaurant and bar guide, lifestyle magazine and online guide and booking platform.

A new role has been created within the Square Meal sales team to drive continued growth in revenue from drinks brands, a core sector of our business.

Reporting in to the Account Director - Drinks, the right candidate will be selling to drinks brands of all sizes, direct to client and through agencies, using Square Meal’s unique range of market-leading print, digital and event marketing opportunities.  A challenging and fun sales role awaits a dynamic, self-sufficient and motivated salesperson.

Package is dependent on experience but includes basic, commission and OTE bonus structure

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter to the Account Director – Drinks, Adam Wyartt


Meeting and surpassing sales targets across portfolio of products

Best in class account management

New business identification and acquisition

Monitoring and reporting on selected competitor media

Ensuring up to date and accurate record keeping of all client contact

Assisting the Account Director with all areas of the sales effort

Core Competencies

Proven track record of target driven sales success in a similar environment

Best in class account management experience

Excellent presentation and communication skills to all levels of audience

A creative outlook to ensure any and all revenue opportunities are exploited

Exceptional organisational skills

Able to work to deadlines and ensure optimal prioritisation of workload

Logical and clear thinker

Computer literacy


Knowledge of drink trade a distinct advantage

Media sales background, including digital and event

Experience of agency selling

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