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

  • Summer Intern - Account Management

    PETERMAYER is seeking an intern to join our Account Management team! The Gulf South’s largest, most progressive advertising agency is seeking an Account Service Intern. If you are nice and smart, in that order, we want to hear from you. 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:

    • Research competitive creative (traditional, digital and social) and associated spending and aggregate creative materials for future reference.
    • Create client-facing decks.
    • Assist Account Executives in workflow processes on jobs and help outline processes for certain clients and campaigns.
    • Work and communicate with other key internal team members and have an opportunity to see a project from start to finish.
    • Conduct client competitive audits and analysis for clients as needed.
    • Complete other tasks as required.

    Requirements:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to be client facing on select projects.
    • Critical thinker with a drive to ask “why?”
    • Good with numbers (basic math but being meticulous matters).
    • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and meet deadlines.
    • Prior experience and/or coursework in marketing/advertising.
    • Highly collaborative and communicative person who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty.

    Internships at PETERMAYER begin June 1 and run for 10 weeks, through August 7. 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. PETERMAYER is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • New Business Coordinator

    Company Overview:

    PETERMAYER is an award-winning, independent, full-service agency located in New Orleans, built around a single purpose-collaboration. In a world where media is creative and creative is PR and PR is social and social is strategy and strategy is media, it’s critical to have all of these functons in one place, working in tandem. The agency is built around this collaborative way of working-using strategic, creative, and media services; public relations; social media; research and analytics to deliver one-of-a-kind campaigns steeped in culture for its clients. The agency is comprised of 80 professionals from all over the U.S. PETERMAYER has recently won accolades from Ad Age and recognition for its work industry-wide. It boasts a significant roster of national as well as regional clients.

    Position Summary:

    The New Business Coordinator supports the agency’s executives in outreach to prime prospects, provides project management for pitch activities as needed, coordinates essential agency marketing deliverables, and is responsible for building and maintaining business intelligence about prospects. In short, they provide full funnel support for the agency’s sales and marketing activities.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Works collaboratively with other teams on RFP’s, meetings, presentations, etc. as directed by President, VP of Business Operations, and SVP of Client Engagement
      • Assists in the implementation of the agency marketing and business development plans
      • Motivates and coordinates appropriate team members throughout the process

    • Develops prospect lists and sales strategies for target customers
    • Sends out client e-newsletters through HubSpot
    • Updates online properties that contain agency information as needed (e.g., website, social properties LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. , AAAA’s, AdAge, search consultant sites, etc.)
    • Coordinates agency marketing approaches and executions as needed (including headshots, PR, speaking engagements)

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university – preferably in business or marketing
    • Sales positions in background that require customer service and problem-solving
    • Adept at Web-based research
    • Strong writing and editing skills
    • Ability to read, comprehend and act on complex instructions, short correspondence and emails
    • Ability to solve practical problems and handle challenges with eye towards decision-making and common sense
    • Microsoft Office expertise is required: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    Personal Attributes:

    • Positive attitude
    • Adaptability: If you like routine, this is not the position for you
    • Willingness to do whatever it takes: Whether it’s setting up a meeting or ordering lunch, every piece of the process is critical to our success. Nothing is too big or too small for you to tackle

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  • 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, writing copy for 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.
    • Help run the New Orleans Snowball Finder app.
    • Work with Human Resources on the agency’s LinkedIn goals.
    • 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 June 1 and run for 10 weeks, through August 7. 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. 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.

    Internships at PETERMAYER begin June 1 and run for 10 weeks, through August 7. 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. 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.

    Internships at PETERMAYER begin June 1 and run for 10 weeks, through August 7. 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. PETERMAYER is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Summer Intern - Brand Strategy

    Have a weird interest in people, culture and business? Love all things branding and advertising? Then we want to hear from you. We’re looking for a passionate and curious intern to join our brand planning team. This isn’t just any ole internship position. You’ll get an opportunity to get your hands dirty with some real work – fun, creative work at that. If this sounds like your dream internship, send us a resume. If you’ve got something that helps to illustrate your thinking – a school project, a writing sample, portfolio work – even better.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Supporting trend and insight content for PETERMAYER intellectual property and new business.
    • Learn to monitor the cultural, behavioral and business trends that shape the world we live in and keep PETERMAYER coworkers informed of these trends.
    • Assist brand planning team to deliver brand insights, competitive analysis and other discovery research.
    • Help develop and share content in the form of presentations and additional research.
    • Complete other tasks as required.

    Requirements:

    • Prior experience and/or coursework in related field (advertising, sociology, anthropology or marketing).
    • Must be a rising college senior or graduate considering a career in the strategy side of marketing and advertising.
    • Culturally curious and great at researching trends.
    • Expansive thinking and excellent writing skills.
    • Adept at PowerPoint.
    • Collaborative work style and comfortable in a busy, deadline-driven environment.

    Internships at PETERMAYER begin June 1 and run for 10 weeks, through August 7. 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. 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. If you are nice and smart, in that order, we want to hear from you. 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:

    • Coordinating logistics for client events and openings.
    • Drafting press releases and media alerts in AP Style.
    • 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 June 1 and run for 10 weeks, through August 7. 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. PETERMAYER is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Project Manager

    The Project Manager’s primary responsibility is to own and manage a full range of deliverables across traditional and digital elements for an assigned brands/clients from project planning to concept creation to final delivery with regards to timing, quality and budget. This position requires meticulous record keeping, creative and flexible problem solving and exemplary written and verbal communication skills.

    We’ll need you to:
    • Internal Agency Skills
      • Develop good relationships within the department and works as a team player
      • Leads and owns projects and timelines from beginning to completion
      • Interact in a professional manner with all employees of the Agency
      • Prioritize work and complete the work in an accurate and timely manner. Report to supervisor in case additional effort required for completing work that may impact client deliverables
      • Arrange for back-up coverage on assigned projects when unavailable
      • Have the ability to multi-task

    • Project Management Skills
      • Input estimated creative resource hours and attend daily resource meetings
      • Have the ability to develop project requirement/project plans and scope of work from inception (strategy/brief) through execution, working with the Associate Director(s) as needed
      • Creating estimates/scopes for small scale and single threaded projects
      • Assist the Associate Director(s) in scope development for large scale campaign efforts
      • Being responsible for ensuring all deadlines are met, individual project budgets are monitored, and stakeholders are informed of status at all stages
      • Be responsible for internal meeting documentation and follow up with team
      • Solve project or client challenges in tight collaboration with internal stakeholders
      • Collaborate on functional spec documents with appropriate internal resources
      • Escalate issues through the right channels before impacting delivery. Escalated issue should include solution options prior to escalation

    We are seeking:
    • A candidate with approximately 2-4 years work experience, preferably in an agency project management environment
    • General Competencies
      • Team Consciousness – understands that one’s actions affects 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
    • 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

    PETERMAYER is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Always Looking For Talent

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Future Freelance: Social Media Manager

    The Social Media Manager will play a variety of roles on behalf of PETERMAYER’s clients, including developing content strategy, developing brand awareness, generating inbound traffic and cultivating productive relationships with fans and followers of the brand. The Social Media Manager is a highly motivated individual with experience and a passion for designing and implementing a brand’s content strategy, creating relevant, engaging and distinctive content, blogging, community participation and leadership.

    Responsibilities

    The following seven social media marketing components are the roadmap to success and are the responsibilities of the Social Media Manager:
    • Clear Objectives: Be able to set objectives or KPIs for social media that support a brand’s overall marketing objectives. It isn’t enough to say you “see” results, results must connect to overall marketing objectives.
    • Great Design and Content Creation: Visual content has a lasting effect on an audience. Whether it’s status updates, videos or Facebook ads, what the audience sees is what they’ll remember. Make sure the content you create and ideate is consistent, compelling and gets your message across.
    • Effective Content Strategy: What you post on a brand’s social channels is the foundation for all your other social media marketing. The Social Media Manager performs brand discovery on social media and elsewhere online, which along with other content developed by the brand planners, outlines what it is about a brand that makes it unique. This includes a brand’s core values, and the reasons people want to interact with and purchase from the brand. The answers should be in-depth and detailed. The second part of brand discovery will describe your target audience. What are their interests, what problems can we solve for them, where does our target spend their time and how can we help them? Quality information that’s relevant to your target audience attracts them and sets your social marketing up for the next steps.
    • Promotion Strategy: You will continually grow our clients’ fan base. Social advertising is a very valuable tool to increase the size of the audience that hears a brand’s message. However, it should only be part of your strategy to expand a fan base. Seeking out fans elsewhere and engaging with them, as well as engaging with fans conversationally, should be a key part of the effort.
    • Engagement Strategy: You will listen, respond, ask questions and engage with your audience conversationally and in the brand’s voice. People will ask questions and you will use your deep familiarity with the brand and target audience to respond accurately and promptly.
    • Conversion Strategy: With growth and engagement strategies in place, your role is to convert fans/followers into customers. You will work closely with the Account Executive to determine what each brand’s goals are in this area in order to achieve the best results.
    • Measure & Analyze to establish ROI: Measure results on a weekly basis and report results on a monthly basis. As mentioned earlier, your results must tie back to the brand’s marketing objectives.

    Essential Duties

    • Manage social media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities including:
    • Curate relevant content to reach the company’s ideal customers.
    • Create, curate and manage all published content.
    • Monitor, listen and respond to users in a conversational way while building long-term relationships in order to cultivate leads and sales.
    • Conduct online advocacy and open stream for cross-promotions.
    • Develop and expand community and/or blogger outreach efforts.
    • Oversee design (ie: cover photos, profile images, thumbnails, ads and blog, etc.).
    • Design, create and manage promotions and social ad campaigns.
    • Compile monthly analytics report showing results (ROI) and platform developments or changes.
    • Become an advocate for Peter Mayer’s clients in social media spaces, engaging in dialogues and answering questions where appropriate.
    • Demonstrate ability to map out social media marketing strategy and then drive that strategy proven by testing and metrics.
    • Develop a strategy and implement a proactive process for capturing customer online reviews. Monitor online ratings and respond accordingly.
    • Monitor trends in social media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
    • Identify opportunities and risks in user-generated content surrounding the business. Report notable threats to manager.
    • Analyze campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising the social media campaigns or activity.
    • Monitor effective benchmarks (best practices) for measuring the impact of social media campaigns. Analyze, review, and report on effectiveness of campaigns in an effort to maximize results.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing. Marketing degree is welcomed but not required with relevant work experience. We understand there are a lot of relevant backgrounds to excel at this type of work.
    • Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media. Provide links to profiles as examples.
    • Exhibits the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to strategic side, able to demonstrate why their ideas are analytically sound.
    • Proficient in content marketing theory and application. Experience sourcing and managing content development and publishing.
    • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants, and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
    • Maintains excellent communication and language skills.
    • Enjoys a working knowledge of the blogging ecosystem relevant to Peter Mayer’s clients.
    • Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and photo/video format.
    • Exceeds at building and maintaining client relationships, online and off.
    • Is a team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other employees when necessary, i.e. content development, creation and editing of content and online reputation management.
    • Makes evident good technical understanding and can pick up new tools quickly.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research. Highly knowledgeable in the principles of “Search and Social”.
    • Possesses functional knowledge and/or personal experience with WordPress.
    • Demonstrates winning social customer service techniques. Possesses great ability to identify potential negative or crisis situation and apply conflict resolution principles to mitigate issues.

    PETERMAYER welcomes diversity in all its colors. We are an EOE.

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