HOW TO GET AHEAD: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK FOR ... WALLPAPER - The job’s a good ’un when the office chef will flambe any breakfast you desire

What does it do? No prizes for guessing the sales team sells those beautiful glossy ads in style bible Wallpaper. It has recently added trendy sports-cum-fashion magazine Line to its small but perfectly formed portfolio.

What does it do? No prizes for guessing the sales team sells those

beautiful glossy ads in style bible Wallpaper. It has recently added

trendy sports-cum-fashion magazine Line to its small but perfectly

formed portfolio.



Good office? What do you think? The office is on the ground floor of

Brettenham House, Lancaster Place - just the right side of Waterloo

Bridge. There was a time when the office didn’t live up to the Wallpaper

image but, not long ago, Swedish architect Tom Erickson redesigned it to

be as chic as any of the interiors in the mag. It’s all clean lines,

chunks of teak, large work surfaces and lots of 26-year-olds poring over

bits of artwork.



Tied to the desk? Wallpaper staff are encouraged to ’live the brand’,

and that means spending serious amounts of time out and about. Ad

director Alasdhair Willis (pictured) says: ’We spend about two weeks of

every month travelling. Tyler Brule (founder and editorial director of

Wallpaper) insists we get out and see places.’



What about perks? As well as jetting around the world, Wallpaper staff

get all the Time Warner benefits - and there are plenty of those,

including pensions and cars. The best bit is Wallpaper’s inhouse chef.

’We are served whatever we want for breakfast,’ says Willis. ’We also

get lunch, coffee and cakes and, if we work past 7pm, we are treated to

dinner too.’



And pay? ’We pay very well,’ says Willis. The proof of this is in the

low staff turnover - only one person has left the Wallpaper team in the

last two years.



How does it recruit? Here’s the bad news. Wallpaper has a small crew and

normally appoints people already known to the team. Your best bet is to

be a fashion ad sales guru living in a large city where the magazine

doesn’t yet have representation. Getting on is not the trick so much as

getting in.