Careers

Well, we’re moved that you’re moved.

But first, New Orleans. If you have something against places that have both cosmopolitan appeal and small town charm, you’re out of luck. If you’re not interested in rich history or a robust creative community, this isn’t the place for you. And if affordable living and stupid easy commutes aren’t your jam, you might want to look elsewhere. New Orleans isn’t for everybody, we get it.

And then there’s PETERMAYER.

We’re New Orleanians but come from all over – San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Detroit, Minneapolis and somewhere in Spain. Our experience spans from Madison Avenue to Silicon Valley to Singapore. We’re experts and neophytes. And we’re constantly looking for other interesting people with diverse skillsets who are willing to share the best ideas in the industry.

Working here comes with all the usual agency benefits like vacation and all the insurances. But our unusual perks are what set us apart.

  • Free Parking
  • Complimentary Jazz Fest tickets
  • Every Day is Bring Your Dog to Work Day
  • An Annual Crawfish Boil
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Local beer on tap
  • & our offices are closed on Mardi Gras

Open Positions

  • Associate Media Planner

    Associate Media Planner will assist our leaders in developing integrated media strategies and executing efficient online and offline media plans. We are looking for someone who loves media strategy and communicating with their key audiences in the most effective way possible. Candidates must have at least 1 year of traditional and/or digital media experience. If you do not have this work experience, please include a cover letter outlining how the experience and skills you possess can be transferred to the role. Duties and Responsibilities:
    • To support the planners in the senior position for better execution of project by ensuring media projects adhere M&A processes, proofreading, presentation preparation, etc.
    • Campaign launch through Sizmek or another digital ad serving platform
    • To acquire knowledge on the demographic profiles and analyze the changing habits of the likes and dislikes of the targeted customers by completing baseline media search for designated audience segments via appropriate research tool.
    • Create and initiate flow charts and reports and maintain the records of plans, schedules and the billing details of the client
    • Assists MP/Sup/AMD in the distribution and collection of media RFPs. Evaluates proposals from the perspective of completion of proposal requirements (templates completed, presentations submitted in requested formats, etc.) and works w/ vendors to ensure that these requirements are met
    • To keep updated with the latest trends in the market so as to get on the topmost position
    • Excellent negotiation skills and ability to deal with large volumes of numerical data
    • Pulls media-related research at the request of the Media Planner/Sup/AMD
    • Evaluates media vendors (both proactively and in response to vendor cold calls/emails) and, if said vendor meets requirements, AMP to coordinate a meeting or call w/ the vendor and the relevant members of the media team
    • Assist in the development of client and/or internal POVs, at the direction and w/ the supervision of the Media Planner/Sup/AMD
    • Update media plan presentations and/or flowcharts, as needed, to reflect campaign optimizations and budget shifts. Maintain an organized tracking system for these changes
    • Strong communications skills, attention to detail, and accuracy
    • Strong math skills used to understand media metrics, budget, etc.

    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a concentration in advertising, marketing, business administration, and communications
    • 1-3 years of traditional and digital media experience
    • Comfortable working with budgets and numbers
    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
    • Exceptional organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities and detail oriented
    • Computer literate with proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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  • Director of Business Development

    PETERMAYER is a New Orleans-based advertising agency already recognized by Ad Age as a best small agency in the US. Through great client relationships, a strong creative reputation and a very special staff, we’ve grown over 53 years to an admirable spot in the industry. We are fortunate to work with clients including Kennedy Space Center, McCormick Foods, Faubourg Brewing Company, St. Augustine Tourism, Ochsner Health Systems, and Lumen Technology. To achieve our next growth spurt, we need you! Your primary areas of responsibility include new business development as well as agency marketing, promotion and publicity. With the support of internal resources and a dynamic management team hungry to grow the company, this position manages the agency’s new business program and serves as the primary point of contact for business development. Energetic self-starters with a consultative sales approach will be most successful in this role. You must be results-driven and committed to developing relationships that lead to new business opportunities, while making the most of the agency’s opportunities to respond to suitable RFPs.

    Position Objectives

    • Strategically grow our client portfolio by leveraging the agency’s relevant experience to selectively prospect and pitch new business
    • Position and market us as a growing company and emerging leader in creativity
    • The above will be measured by the conversion effectiveness in proactive prospecting and competitive reviews/RFPs
    • Ultimately, play a leading role in securing revenue growth of at least 10% annually.

    Duties

    Business Development

    This position is responsible for implementing the marketing plan through specific tactics to drive sales:
    • Manages and directs the agency’s new business efforts to ensure that the goals of the annual new business plan are met.
    • Develops and executes the plan to systematically target, attack and convert high quality prospects.
    • With input from the agency’s executive team, develops and maintains a list of new business prospects.
    • Owns and updates internal prospecting/leads databases.
    • Serves as the initial point of contact for most new business leads.
    • Leads the development of RFP and RFI responses, with the ability to make discerning decisions about when to play and when to pass.
    • Collaborates with key management and staff on the development of new business presentations.
    • Secures meetings and meets with new business prospects to help assess fit and evaluate opportunities.
    • Supervises the activities of a New Business Coordinator

    Agency Marketing

    • Executes an annual agency marketing plan with specific goals, strategies, audiences and tactics for marketing the agency to its primary audiences. This includes assuring the agency’s owned channels (Website, social media, search marketing) are effective and optimized for prospect engagement.
    • Assists in agency self-promotion (i.e., awards entries, press release distribution, speaking engagements, production of online and offline materials, etc.)
    • Oversees the development and maintenance of a permission-based email database of prospects and other key audiences.
    • Manages the content and deployment of agency email marketing program and Webinars.
    • Working with public relations on an active publicity program for the agency.
    • Helps represent and promote the agency at industry functions.
    • Establishes and maintains relationships with agency search consultants.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • The ideal candidate will have a combination of account management and business development experience in an agency setting. We want to see that you have a track record of growing and/or winning accounts.
    • A minimum of 5 years successful business development experience--ideally in an agency setting or a brand consultancy, at least 3 of which were in a leadership role.
    • Live and work in the United States, preferably in a significant ad market.

    We are seeking a strong cultural fit as well as excellent skills! You’ll bring:

    • Grit: entrepreneurially spirited, passionate, resourceful, motivated, hardworking, committed.
    • Emotional intelligence: mature, self-aware, confident yet humble.

    The following values are the bedrock of our internal culture:

    • Be Better Together.
    • Be Honest + Fair.
    • Be Generous.
    • Be Curious.
    • Be All In.
    • Be Uniquely You.

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Internships

  • Summer Intern – Social Media Strategy

    PETERMAYER is seeking an intern to join our Social Media Strategy team! The Gulf South’s largest, most progressive advertising agency is seeking a smart voice to make social media magic. You’ll need to think differently, work faster, and complement the power and passion of our team and Agency employees – every one of us is working towards a common goal: building our clients’ businesses.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Learn how to become an effective social media strategist in an agency setting where we work with clients to achieve their goals.
    • Assist Social Media Strategy team in brainstorming sessions, planning social content and other general social media management. Also, learn the platforms and tools we use to create social media content.
    • Assist Social Media team in researching competitors, staying on top of the social-specific trends and platform updates, as well as collecting data from social platforms and then forming insights to share with the team.
    • Complete other tasks as required.

    Requirements:

    • Prior experience and/or coursework in related field (advertising, marketing or communications).
    • Excellent writing and communication skills.
    • Seasoned in PowerPoint, Word & Excel.
    • Brainstorming/group discussion skills.
    • Collaborative work style and comfortable in a busy, deadline-driven environment.

    Internships at PETERMAYER begin May 24, 2021 and run for 12 weeks, through August 13, 2021. Commitment to this time frame should be considered prior to application. Our interns are paid $7.50/hour and will need to be able to commit up to 30 hours/week. Summer internships will be remote due to COVID-19. Interns will use their own computers. PETERMAYER is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Summer Intern – Public Relations

    PETERMAYER is seeking an intern to join our Public Relations team! The Gulf South’s largest, most progressive advertising agency is seeking a PR Intern. You’ll need to think differently, work faster, and complement the power and passion of our team and Agency employees – every one of us is working towards a common goal: building our clients’ businesses.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Drafting press releases and media alerts in AP Style
    • Coordinating logistics for press events and client openings
    • Mastery of CisionPoint database management for media list creation, as well as monitoring press coverage and preparing client reports.
    • Supporting planning for and implementation of influencer marketing campaigns.
    • Assistance in creating comprehensive PR plans and presentations.
    • Complete other tasks as required.

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in a Public Relations or Journalism - open to rising seniors and graduates.
    • Excellent writing and speaking skills.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel.
    • Experience with CisionPoint or similar platforms also preferred, but not required.

    Internships at PETERMAYER begin May 24, 2021 and run for 12 weeks, through August 13, 2021. Commitment to this time frame should be considered prior to application. Our interns are paid $7.50/hour and will need to be able to commit up to 30 hours/week. Summer internships will be remote due to COVID-19. Interns will use their own computers. PETERMAYER is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Summer Intern – Creative – Design

    We are a creative, strategically focused agency with a friendly, collaborative culture, seeking a positive, team- and goal-oriented individual to join us as a Creative Intern. If you're an aspiring designer or art director, we want to hear from you.

    Responsibilities may include:

    • Assisting designers and art directors in an everyday capacity - generating new layouts, fine-tuning existing layouts, creating comp art, charts, graphs, and schematics.
    • Assisting in the design of ongoing social media work.
    • Assisting in the design of advertisements, presentations, as well as assisting in multimedia projects from creative conception through final production. Executing numerous projects within a branded campaign.
    • Participating in creative brainstorming meetings and events.

    What you'll gain:

    • Creative mentorship.
    • Intro to branding as well as to presenting and selling.
    • Learn the cycle of creative development by working on real assignments with a possibility to produce something.

    What it takes:

    • Good eye for design.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Interest in advertising.
    • Thorough knowledge of design applications.
    • Prior experience and/or course work in marketing/advertising.
    • Desire to collaborate.
    • An online portfolio of past work is a bonus.

    Internships at PETERMAYER begin May 24, 2021 and run for 12 weeks, through August 13, 2021. Commitment to this time frame should be considered prior to application. Our interns are paid $7.50/hour and will need to be able to commit up to 30 hours/week. Summer internships will be remote due to COVID-19. Interns will use their own computers. The Design Intern will need Creative Suite 2021 (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop). After Effects would be a plus. PETERMAYER is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Summer Intern – Creative – Copywriting

    We are a creative, strategically focused agency with a friendly, collaborative culture, seeking a positive, team- and goal-oriented individual to join us as a Creative Intern. If you're an aspiring copywriter or creative director, we want to hear from you.

    Responsibilities may include:

    • Assisting copywriters and creative directors in an everyday capacity - conceiving and executing advertising content consistent with agreed-upon strategy.
    • Exhibits clear, concise and convincing writing; writes with grammatical and material accuracy.
    • Assisting in the copy for ongoing social media work.
    • Assisting in the copy for advertisements, presentations, as well as assisting in multimedia projects from creative conception through final production. Executing numerous projects within a branded campaign.
    • Participating in creative brainstorming meetings and events.

    What you'll gain:

    • Creative mentorship.
    • Intro to branding as well as to presenting and selling.
    • Learn the cycle of creative development by working on real assignments with a possibility to produce something.

    What it takes:

    • Exhibits clear, concise and convincing writing; writes with grammatical and material accuracy.
    • Interest in advertising.
    • Prior experience and/or course work in marketing/advertising.
    • Desire to collaborate.
    • An online portfolio of past work is a bonus.

    Internships at PETERMAYER begin May 24, 2021 and run for 12 weeks, through August 13, 2021. Commitment to this time frame should be considered prior to application. Our interns are paid $7.50/hour and will need to be able to commit up to 30 hours/week. Summer internships will be remote due to COVID-19. Interns will use their own computers. PETERMAYER is an equal opportunity employer.

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Always Looking For Talent

  • Future Freelance — Media Planner

    PETERMAYER is looking for a seasoned Media Planner who has both traditional and digital media experience. Candidates should be capable of developing campaign that drive client’s ROI metrics and be capable of presenting recommendations or performance reports to clients.

    We’ll need you to:

    • Have 3+ years of experience in agency setting
    • Have a track record for planning and executing successful paid campaign on video, display, mobile, programmatic and social platforms
      • Bonus if you can manage programmatic partners (we use Adelphic), self-serve platforms (Facebook, Google, etc.) and operated within our ad server (Sizmek)

    • Have experience working with a variety of industries (Travel & Tourism, CPGs, Financial, etc.)
    • Be research focused with the ability to use insights to develop media recommendations
    • Have the ability to measure ROI to report on and analyze results
    • Work as a liaison between media, account and creative teams

    We are seeking:

    • Someone with an eye for detail and the ability to tell a narrative with media recommendations
    • Multi-taskers who can manage their workflow and move from client-to-client, project-to-project and deadline-to-deadline
    • Capable communicators that can be clients facing and have excellent written skills
    • Freelancers seeking either immediate or future projects

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  • Future Freelance — Project Management

    The Sr. Project Manager’s primary responsibility is to own and manage an assigned brand from strategic development to concept creation to final delivery with regards to timing, quality and budget. This position requires meticulous record keeping, creative and flexible problem solving, digital production knowledge, exemplary written and verbal communication skills and the ability to provide direction and vision throughout a project lifecycle. The Sr. Project Manager is also responsible for acting as a consultant/advisor/manager to the Project Managers. We’ll need you to:
    • Have the ability to manage and lead a team of 1-2 Project Managers – including training, mentorship and ongoing career development
    • Have the ability to develop project requirement/project plans and scope of work from inception (strategy/brief) through execution – particularly on large-scale campaign efforts on both traditional and digital projects
    • Own aspects of assigned projects, including:

    • Being responsible for ensuring all deadlines are met, project budget is monitored, and stakeholders are informed of status at all stages
    • Be responsible for internal meeting documentation and following up with team
    • Solve project or client challenges in tight collaboration with internal stakeholders
    • Collaborate on functional spec documents with appropriate internal resources

    • Partner with the Director of Project Management on leading new business efforts – including developing pricing proposals for new client prospects
    • Partner with the Director of Project Management on internal agency process and operations optimization

    We are seeking:
    • A candidate with approximately 5-7 years work experience in an agency Project Management environment
    • General Competencies
      • Team Consciousness

        – understands that one’s actions affect others and the agency as a whole, and acts accordingly

      • Accountability

        – takes responsibility

      • Diplomacy

        – manages internal relations for all departments and looks for the most effective solution to better the entire agency and project

      • Critical Thinking

        – evaluates opportunities for efficiencies and effectiveness

      • Team Driver

        – drives the process, project, communication and finances forward on a daily basis

      • Adaptability

        – remains flexible and focused in an environment of changing circumstances

    Qualified candidates would submit:
    • Link to resume/LinkedIn profile
    • Link/documentation of at least one campaign/project plan and a one-page case study outlining the project – including overview and campaign elements
    • 3 references: people who the candidate has worked for/reported to who can discuss the person’s work quality
    • List of software and Project Management tools the candidate has worked in
    • List of any relevant Project Management certifications completed or in-progress

    PETERMAYER is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Future Freelance — Account Management

    The Account Management discipline forges the client relationship. As champions for the clients' businesses, Account Managers continually educate themselves on their clients' products, industries and any factors that may come into play when building solid brand images.

    Client Account Management is engaged in driving the day-to-day business: developing projects, obtaining client approvals, keeping agency personnel informed on a given client's point-of-view - all are checkpoints on Account Management's daily "to-do" list.

    If you're in the habit of continually cultivating the standards outlined below and would like to be considered for future Peter Mayer Account Management positions, please send us your resume for future consideration.

    Performance Standards

    • Maintains a positive relationship between team members, both internal and external.
    • Ensures that agency output meets agreed-upon strategies and objectives.
    • Exhibits ability to think strategically and apply thoughts/ideas to applicable projects.
    • Consistently stays ahead of client and account needs.
    • Enjoys the challenge of meeting a deadline.
    • Makes realistic, workable commitments.
    • Creates an environment that allows for the inclusion of others' ideas.
    • Controls the work flow and progress.
    • Motivates self without prodding or significant direction.
    • Organizes thoughts and writing in clear, concise manner.
    • Balances client satisfaction with progressive marketing standards.

    PETERMAYER is proud to support diversity - cultural, environmental, experiential. Life happens. We support the twists and turns yours may have taken, and appreciate that it all adds to the flavor of our gumbo.

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  • Creative

    "I'm a Creative" - sounds fun, right? Thinking, dreaming, being aloof and witty, all at the same time......OK, let's dispense with the stereotypes. You have to have the chops to work in our shop.

    We're on the look-out for creative thinkers and doers - unique individuals influenced by a sound understanding of integrated marketing channels--digi-lovers with a respect for traditional. Whatever iteration of your creative journey you may be in right now, please take a peek at our list below--if you're inspired, send us your portfolio for review and consideration for future openings.

    Good things to have and do:

    • Ability to add conceptual thinking to a design, and ability to design out of conceptual thought.
    • Boldly defend for your creative vision, with the ability to passionately and persuasively share that vision with clients and internal teams alike.
    • Exceptional type and layout skills - if you have mad skills in this area, you may be good enough for our Studio.
    • Deep understanding of visual communication trends.
    • Self-starter who manages time and tight deadlines with a great attitude.
    • Ability to communicate clearly with design management, brand navigation, other brand artists and clients about your work.
    • "Interactive Design" should not be a new term to you.

    Please submit resume and portfolio for consideration. No portfolio = no way for us to know you.

    PETERMAYER is proud to support diversity--cultural, environmental, experiential. Life happens. We support the twists and turns yours may have taken, and appreciate that it all adds to the flavor of our gumbo.

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