HOW TO GET AHEAD: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK FOR ... COMPANY - When editorial is easy to get along with, you know you’re in good company

What does it do? The six-strong team sells ads on a monthly glossy aimed at women aged 18 to 26 - cutely termed ’the freedom years’. Company is designed to bridge the gap between teen titles and mainstream glossies, typified by big sister Cosmopolitan.

What does it do? The six-strong team sells ads on a monthly glossy

aimed at women aged 18 to 26 - cutely termed ’the freedom years’.

Company is designed to bridge the gap between teen titles and mainstream

glossies, typified by big sister Cosmopolitan.



Good office? You certainly can’t beat the location - at the end of

Broadwick Street where it hits Carnaby Street. So it’s great for bars,

shops and the lunchtime sandwich run - or meetings with clients in

restaurants like Quo Vadis or Spiga.



The Company office itself is open plan and the sales team sits with

editorial, so the divide between them is infinitesimal. On the minus

side, a mole tells us the toilets are ’awful’ and the lifts are often

out of service.



What’s it like? A diverse bunch who get along nicely makes for a ’fun

atmosphere’. Apparently, sales and editorial get on like a house on

fire.



There are regular sessions at a tiny bar in Newburgh Street called

Barra.



What about perks? You get 25 days’ holiday and last year employees got

an additional two weeks at Christmas. There’s a contributory pension

scheme, corporate gym membership and all display sales people get

company cars.



Beauty products featured in the magazine are sold, with the money going

to charity. Pay is ’competitive’ and there are profit-related bonuses,

are well as an ’excellent commission structure’.



Is it good at training? The human resources department has a dedicated

training person who is said to provide a highly structured training

scheme covering all levels. Ask for additional training in any area and

it shall be yours.



How does it recruit? Internal promotion is favoured but personal

recommendations from outsiders sometimes bear fruit. Unsolicited CVs are

kept on file by the human resources department.



How do you get ahead? ’A strong empathy with the brand, innovative ideas

and the will to win.’



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