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/Media Planner

    Associate Media Planner/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 2 years of media experience, including working within paid social platforms, ad serving platforms, programmatic media, and have had exposure to both digital and traditional media plans. Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Pulls media-related research at the request of the Media Planner/Sup/AMD
    • Assists in the distribution and collection of media RFPs. Evaluates proposals from the perspective of completion (templates completed, presentations submitted in requested formats, etc.) and works w/ vendors to ensure that these requirements are met
    • Assists in the creation of client-facing media plan presentations and flowcharts
    • Creates, distributes, and files vendor insertion orders
    • Builds campaigns in ad server, programmatic, and/or paid social self-serve platforms
    • Creates and distributes digital tracking URLs for proper campaign delivery and performance tracking
    • Approves digital vendor invoices for assigned account(s) based on performance and delivery data
    • Updates media presentations and/or flowcharts to reflect optimizations and budget shifts. Maintain an organized tracking system for these changes
    • Evaluates media vendors (both proactively and in response to vendor cold calls/emails) and coordinates vendor meetings with relevant media team members

    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree, with a concentration in advertising, marketing, business administration, or communications
    • 2-4 years of traditional and digital media experience
    • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including firm understanding of media math, performance metrics, and budgeting fundamentals
    • Ability to deal with large volumes of numerical data
    • Established client presentation skills and professional written communication skills
    • Exceptional organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities and prioritization abilities
    • Proficient in ad servers, preferably Sizmek, as well as paid social self-serve platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube
    • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Digital platform certifications, such as Facebook Blueprint and Google Ads, preferred but not required

    PETERMAYER is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Senior Art Director

    PETERMAYER is looking for a Senior Art Director to join our team in New Orleans. You should be able to think and build for all points of the consumer journey—from big brand ideas to messages that convert. Digital and social acumen is a must. You’ll be making a lot of stuff, as this role is working on our largest client with opportunities to touch just about every account in the proverbial building. A team-centric, collaborative mindset is the key to success. This is why our logo is the tandem bike! This role is based in New Orleans. Remote candidates will be considered.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Partner with writers and creative directors to come up with breakthrough creative concepts
    • Build messaging for every point of the consumer journey, from awareness to conversion
    • Bring a brand’s visual identity to life at every touchpoint
    • Work with designers to build flawless assets
    • Contribute to a culture of positivity and inclusion

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • A portfolio of great work
    • Three or more years of related work experience, and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience required
    • Fluent in all media, including knowing how to build for essential ad units on social
    • A solid communicator with the ability to present your concepts in an effective, thorough, comprehensive manner
    • Deadline driven with a high level of accountability and motivation
    • A unique vision for photography, illustration, typography, and design
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Proficiency in all things Creative Cloud

    PETERMAYER

    is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • Senior Copywriter

    PETERMAYER is looking for a Senior Copywriter to join our team in New Orleans. If you’re a copywriter with 3-7 years of experience, then you know what a copywriter does. Making a long list of roles and responsibilities seems like a lot of unnecessary writing. And we have other writing to do because we’re down a Senior Copywriter. But we will tell you the sort of person we’re looking for:
    • Someone who loves coming up with ideas—all the time.
    • Someone comfortable working in a partnership (yes, with an art director)
    • A person who prefers brevity but isn’t afraid of the verbose
    • A person who isn’t afraid
    • A social media junkie who loves new media in all of its wicked forms
    • Someone who loves a good cross-functional collaboration but really can’t wait to distill things in solitude
    • An industry sponge—the sort of person who can tell you which agency did that ad for that thing featuring Chrissy Teigen and why it’s important
    • A creative at heart who is passionate about building their portfolio
    • A “camera on” Zoom person

    *Will consider remote

    About 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 Brazil. 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 skill sets 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
    • And our offices are closed on Mardi Gras

    PETERMAYER is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Apply for this Position
  • Account Executive — Temporary

    We are seeking a seasoned Account Executive to join our team for a 3-4 month assignment. Our Account Executives perform the following tasks: Client Engagement:
    • Guides clients in the implementation of strategic marketing plans that lead to successful communication programs and help produce measureable results.
    • Acts as day-to-day client liaison; establishes regular, open lines of communication.
    • Studies and understands clients’ businesses, target markets and competition.
    • Regularly provides/presents competitive information to clients.
    • Proposes, presents and initiates strategies and projects to help reach client objectives. Seeks input from primary team members and other shared resource team members as appropriate.
    • Keeps client informed of project changes that impact budget and schedule.
    • Builds strong, trusting, and valued client relationships.

    Agency Collaboration:
    • Works in collaboration with Project Manager and other agency shared resource team members to develop and implement advertising/marketing plans.
    • Interprets and communicates client goals and objectives to primary and shared resource team members.
    • Interprets and communicates changes on active projects to primary and shared resource team members
    • Participates in the management of all research projects.
    • Manages paperwork required to fulfill duties.

    The Account Executive position requires the following:
    • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Advertising or Communications, or relevant, equivalent experience.
    • Minimum 3-4 years’ experience in account service function in advertising or related industry.
    • Knowledge of traditional and digital advertising, media campaign deployment (ADD) marketing, and market research principles and practices.
    • Critical thinker with outstanding analytical capabilities.
    • Strong presentation skills.
    • Highly detailed oriented.

    • Ability to execute and juggle multiple end-to-end projects efficiently.
    • Works well in a collaborative team environment.
    • Overseeing Account Coordinator
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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  • Paid Search Associate

    A PETERMAYER Search Associate is accountable for the following:

    • Execute and measure the effectiveness of paid search strategies for multiple clients at a time
    • Make keyword recommendations from research, keyword analysis, competitive analysis and PPC tools.
    • Create and test ad copy and PPC landing pages to ensure the most effective user experience
    • Analyze campaign results to help clients get the maximum ROI, looking at dayparts, search funnels, geography, sitelinks, ad position and more
    • Drive traffic and increase ROI for clients by doing competitive analysis, keyword research, content creation and link building
    • Measure and report on the effectiveness of SEM/SEO strategies and campaigns using tools including Google Analytics, SEMrush, Search Console, Moz and more
    • Share insights with clients through email, calls and face to face meetings
    • Keep track of changes and trends in the search marketing industry, educating employees and clients.

    Your Department in the PETERMAYER Cosmos

    The Strategy team as a whole has the following accountabilities:

    • The backbone of the agency’s promise to create great work that works.
    • Create the strategies that drive integrated, consumer-first, measureable ideas for clients.
    • Bridge the gap between thinking and execution.
    • Innovate IP on behalf of the agency and in support of its cultural positioning.
    • Be the catalyst for the creatives and for the best ideas.

    What We Value in our Universe

    ­­Our Agency’s Guiding Principles are as follows:

    • We exist to help our clients achieve their marketing objectives.
    • Working as partners, we produce smart, creative solutions based on the principles of strategic marketing.
    • We quantify and measure our success based on the achievement of our partners’ objectives.
    • Integrity prevails in every facet of our business.
    • We will have a little fun along the way.

    What It Takes

    The Search Associate position requires the following:

    • A passion for digital marketing
    • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in search marketing discipline
    • Knowledge and experience spans SEO, SEM (paid and organic)
    • Results oriented
    • Pride yourself on staying on top of industry trends thru blogs, podcasts, white papers, case studies, etc.
    • Self-starter, efficient time management and strong problem solving skills
    • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills; commercially oriented, confident, outgoing, articulate, persuasive
    • Google Adwords certification required

    PETERMAYER encourages diversity in all forms: cultural, ethnic, lifestyle--we feel it all just adds to the flavor of our gumbo. We are an EOE.

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  • Public Relations Account Executive

    Your Role in the PETERMAYER Cosmos

    The Public Relations Account Executive performs the following tasks:
    • Supports traditional media relations efforts of overall client PR campaigns, including but not limited to:
      • Developing PR plans for client campaigns, as well as press materials, key messaging and talking points
      • Establishing and maintaining relationships at appropriate local, regional and national level media outlets pertinent to agency and client objectives
      • Building and managing media databases, creating and distributing pitches and press materials, and tracking results of all media and influencer outreach
      • Executing and staffing client-related functions, press trips, news conferences, special events, etc.

    • Develops and implements digital influencer-focused initiatives and programs to support overall client public relations objectives
    • Manages cost estimates and expenses related to servicing accounts
    • Creates detailed client reports in various formats
    • Reports to the Director of Public Relations

    Your Department in the PETERMAYER Cosmos

    The Public Relations team as a whole has the following accountability:
    • Works to ensure public relations and digital influencer programs contribute to achieving client marketing objectives, resulting in profit for the agency and strong and lasting client/agency relationships

    What We Value in Our Universe

    Our Agency’s Guiding Principles are as follows:
    • We exist to help our clients achieve their marketing objectives.
    • Working as partners, we produce smart, creative solutions based on the principles of strategic marketing.
    • We quantify and measure our success based on the achievement of our partners’ objectives.
    • Integrity prevails in every facet of our business.
    • We will have a little fun along the way.

    What It Takes

    The Public Relations Account Executive position requires the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related major
    • 3 to 5 years of experience in marketing/public relations/social media in an agency, corporate public relations or social media department or equivalent combination of agency and PR-related experience
    • Solid knowledge of public relations, media relations, marketing, and social media principles and practices
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • The desire to achieve, grow, and go above and beyond the ordinary

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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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Always Looking For Talent

  • 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 — 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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