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