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We are more than an employer—we are a business school, and we are accepting applications. Our success is contingent on the people we employ. We are always looking for talented, entrepreneurial individuals who can help grow our business, and in turn find themselves part of a global team and fast-paced work environment where monetary reward and promotion opportunities are uncapped.

Open Positions

At Mediaplanet we are always looking for new talent. However we have high expectations and only hire the best. Do you have what it takes?

What We Offer

Who Are We Looking For?

Our interview process is a bit different than other employer’s.  We’ll let you in on a few secrets so you will know what to expect and how to prepare.

1. We want you to be yourself.  No, really.
We do not like the idea of having a “work you” that is different than the “real you.” It is the uniqueness of our employees that helps make our content so compelling and our company culture so vibrant. Of course, you need to be professional, but that does not mean you can not be yourself.

2. Be honest, even if that means admitting fear or inexperience.
Do not tell us what you think we want to hear. Tell us what you are scared of, or what you lack. Put it all on the table so we can best determine if you will be successful here. We are experts at grooming talent so there is no need to fake experience.
 
3. Get ready to mock pitch.
Unless you are interviewing for one of our production or tech roles, we are going to ask you to pitch us. We want to hear you on the phone. We want to see what happens when you get uncomfortable. We are the content marketing evangelists and spend much of our day explaining the benefits of content marketing to potential partners. If you do not like talking, or if you are not a skilled communicator, this is not the right place for you. The personality of our sales team is one of Mediaplanet’s distinguishing factors. At the risk of insulting some of our competitors, digital sales people tend to be boring. There is nothing boring about our team. We want to hear your passion. Do not worry if you trip over technical details. It is about your personality, likability and communication skills.
 
4. Ask us questions.
Don’t be shy! How will you determine if this is the right place for you if you do not ask questions? Of course, do your research before the interview. Do not ask us something that’s answered on our website. Do ask for details about our business model, company culture, upcoming titles - whatever is on your mind. We’ll also have you meet with someone other than your potential new manager. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask the hard-hitting questions. Remember, it is not just about us wanting you. You’ve got to land a job that will make you happy. Not everyone wants to work in an upbeat yet challenging environment where they will grow, meet cool people and earn lots of money. Kidding aside, if you do not see yourself here, it is okay to say so.

5. Do not badmouth past employers.
This is a common mistake made by candidates at all levels. The interviewer will ask why you are leaving your current position, or what you did not like about a past role, and you will unleash a scathing review of your incompetent boss and insufferable colleagues. Save the venting for your friends. We want you to be honest, but we are looking for constructive, professional criticism, not tirades.

 6. Follow up, even if you do not get the job. 
Did you enjoy meeting us? Are you more convinced than ever that you are the right candidate for the role? Tell us so! We will likely have met other people that day. A thoughtful, sincere thank you note could make a big difference. And if you do not get the job, do not be afraid to ask for feedback. We will be happy to provide concrete tips for improving your interview skills, and will admire your openness to feedback.

Our Culture

Accountability  
All of our employees are trusted with real decision making power. They are accountable for the results of those decisions. That means you can’t hide or finger point, but it also means you get to take full responsibility for your success.

Support
We cannot expect you to run your own business without the necessary tools and support. You will take part in a thorough training program and be paired with a manager who knows how to lead without micromanaging.

Transparency
We are not big on hierarchy. We believe in an open door policy. In fact, we try to avoid doors whenever possible - think “open floor plan.” If you’re curious about someone’s role or a particular area of the business, simply raise your hand.  

Variety
We will be upfront about this one: if you are not multitalented, this isn’t going to work. All of our roles require diverse skillsets. For example, project managers are responsible for sales, building an editorial synopsis, securing partnerships with editorial contributors and consulting with clients. Let’s just say they are not bored.

Continued Education
We invest in professional development at every stage of your career. This is what we mean by “we are a business school.” We will make you better at your current role, prepare you for your future role and ensure you have a deep understanding of all the roles around you.  

Commission
You are going to love seeing your name in print, talking to C-level executives and industry leaders and producing campaigns that inspire readers and wow clients. You will also love your paycheck. We do not cap commissions. The more you sell, the more you make. End of story.

Promotion
We promote from within. We invest in your development so we both reap the rewards. You get to take the next step in your career, we get a manager who understands our company culture and can help us grow more talent.

You see what we mean now?  When you are better, we are better, and we know how to get us there.

Q&A with UK Project Manager, Catherine

What initially drew you to the role of PM?  
I was looking at sales roles, and Mediaplanet’s Project Manager position stood out because it allowed you to be much more creative than other ones. I found it appealing that you’re selling a product you’ve actually made, based on your own market research. I also liked that it's an international content marketing group, and employees get a chance to visit offices in some great cities. It’s the kind of role that gives you a lot of responsibility from the start, so you end up learning a lot about your own strengths and weaknesses. It’s a great role for anyone a little unsure about the direction of their career and wants something challenging and varied.

Was it as you expected?  
Yes and no. I didn’t realise how much of a steep learning curve it would be! To produce something that is public facing, going out in the Guardian or another nationwide publication, is both daunting and rewarding. Picking up your first copy on publication day, and seeing your name in print, is a moment I won't forget.

What are the best things about the role?  
Probably the ownership you get over your campaign. You’re totally free to be creative and you meet some amazing people. I got to go to parliament for my Women in Business campaign, to meet Griselda Togobo from Forward Ladies, and directors from Microsoft and HSBC. As a PM, you also get to hone in on topics that you are genuinely passionate about; an ongoing focus of my campaigns has been education and diversity issues.

Any highlights of your first year at MP?  
My Women in STEM campaign was recently nominated for an award by the Content Marketing Association, which was unexpected! Of course, receiving the commission from my campaigns is always great, and is a deserved reward for all the hard work! Our end-of-quarter parties are also always a highlight.

What’s the office atmosphere like?  
I like it, it’s always lively in the office with music playing and everyone looks out for each other. For example, when you are on your first call to a client – you know you have the whole office behind you and when you make a sale you get to play your chosen ‘sale song’ to celebrate!

Any advice for people potentially applying for this role? 
Plan your sales song, of course, as it will stick with you! Aside from that, I would highly recommend applying to be a PM at Mediaplanet if you’re up for a challenge, in an environment that recognises and rewards hard work.

Join Mediaplanet!

We are searching for driven, motivated media professionals looking to grow within the sales and content marketing arena. Applicants should be independent self-starters who set the bar high, demand results, and know how to enjoy themselves along the way. We are a company where success is recognised early and often. Our best project managers have gone on to manage teams and open Mediaplanet offices all across the globe.

If this sounds like the role for you, then read the full job description and apply here!