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Working at Mediatel

We are the UK media industry's number one destination for media data, planning tools, market insight, news and conferences. Our client base covers the media and advertising industry from media owners and media agencies to TV tech companies and creative agencies.

We are an established but forward thinking company that believes in a welcoming, fun, relaxed working environment. Our emphasis is on teamwork, development, respect and great customer service. Most jobs are advertised internally first and we have a very high staff retention rate.

We like people who continue to learn, so whether you prefer traditional courses, online learning or any other means, Mediatel will support your advancement.

We are located on the Strand, only a couple of minutes' walk from Covent Garden so we are perfectly positioned for great cafés, pubs, restaurants and shops and we have excellent transport links. If you prefer to cycle, there's room for your bike. Our profitable business is well-established but privately owned — and highly respected with the media industry. Join us to be part of the continuing journey!

Current positions

    We offer

    • Competitive salary
    • 35 hour working week
    • Up to 25 days holiday
    • Private health cover
    • Permanent health insurance (income protection)
    • Pension scheme
    • Comprehensive worldwide travel insurance
    • Interest-free travel season ticket loan
    • Annual bonus scheme
    • Learning & development opportunities

    Opportunity: News Reporter / Conference Producer

    The Role:

    This is a hybrid role of News Reporter and Conference Producer, where you will be expected to supply both its conferences and news platform with brilliant content.

    The role will require you to source, investigate and write news stories, analysis and features for Mediatel News, with a strong emphasis on focusing on the themes and insights from our event series.

    Additionally, our events business requires fresh ideas, engaging agendas, marketing support, speaker recruitment and editorial coverage to support its regular conferences.

    The Company:

    Mediatel News has been published since the early 1990s and has a formidable line-up of writers serving over 27,000 readers each month. Its editorial offering includes daily news, analysis and opinion alongside regular in-depth features and industry profiles.

    The platform has a UK focus; however it is read the world over and is funded via advertising revenues, partner content and its role supporting Mediatel Events, plus working alongside our sister publication Videonet.

    Mediatel Events produces 26 global conferences a year focused on all media channels and form part of our Future Of series for TV, Audio, OOH, Publishing Gaming, Brands and Diversity. Our flagship event The Future of TV Advertising takes place in Toronto, Sydney, Amsterdam, Manchester, and a global version in London. We are looking to launch our events into new territories as well as expanding on the new digital series of events we launched during lockdown.

    The in-house editorial team is small – this role and a News Editor. However, it has a line-up of regular commentators – including Dominic Mills (ex-Campaign), Raymond Snoddy (ex-BBC and FT) and Jan Gooding (ex-Stonewall chair and well-known brand marketer) – and regularly publishers guest op-eds from industry leaders. It publishes three newsletters each week, serving 14,000+ subscribers.

    Reporting to the Head of Mediatel Events, and based in our central London offices, key responsibilities include:

    • Working with our events team to produce outstanding agendas and generate new ideas for events
    • Attending and reporting on our conferences, roundtables and other industry events
    • Interviewing industry contacts
    • Supporting the sales team with a strong editorial proposition that maintains advertiser interest
    • Writing engaging and original news stories, features and analysis for Mediatel News
    • Editing and curating content from both current and future columnists, as well as managing the pitch process for new submissions from guest writers
    • Building up contacts and maintaining existing industry relationships

    You will be expected to:

    • Immerse yourself in the media & advertising sectors we cover and develop a strong grasp of its workings and issues
    • Write about technology and business strategy issues
    • Help research, curate and write conference agendas
    • Help identify and acquire speakers for our conferences
    • Ensure two-way dialogue and a positive, proactive relationship with the sales team
    • Build and nurture relationships within the industry we cover
    • Produce a range of press release, interview-based and conference-based news/feature stories
    • Project manage editorial projects including reports and round-tables
    • Help create/drive the editorial agenda on our TV-focused B2B title Videonet
    • Upload website content, source photos and help with similar editorial assistance
    • Contribute to marketing materials, where required
    • Attend industry events, including overseas travel
    • Be one of the faces for our magazine and events (ambassador)

    You will need:

    • The ability to understand and communicate complex ideas clearly
    • Good interviewing and great writing skills
    • An interest in technology and business
    • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
    • A confident, outgoing and friendly manner
    • A can-do attitude to work, and the ability to work under pressure
    • A willingness to work flexibly in order to meet deadlines
    • A strong commitment to teamwork
    • A willingness to occasionally travel for work.

    You will get:

    • Very strong support from an experienced and friendly team
    • Realistic expectations on what you must achieve and when
    • Super-friendly company with good work-social environment
    • Great prospects at a leading, and fast-growing, events/publishing business
    • Varied work across an interesting and dynamic market sector

    The recruitment process be run remotely.

    Please apply in writing with a CV and covering letter to jobs@mediatel.co.uk.

    Strictly no agencies


    Opportunity: Systems Engineer - Mediatel Limited

    Important to know

    You will work in a varied and busy environment, using your Linux, Windows, AWS and network infrastructure skills to support our web-based B2B solutions and our internal technical services.

    The role is a mixture of server and network administration coupled with a minor degree of staff desktop support (supporting our dedicated desktop support engineer).

    You have excellent, proven troubleshooting skills and experience of supporting live business systems in an SME environment, where you must be capable of delivering on your own and as part of a small team.

    You must have proven experience of working under pressure.

    You will be part of the team's (paid) rota for evening and weekend 'on-call' (approx. one weekend and one week of weekday evenings each month), triaging/responding to a typically low level of automated alerts from our monitoring systems.

    The role

    Via a busy helpdesk you will take a senior role responsible for the support, maintenance, and development of our external client facing product server environments and the internal IT structure, including a little bit of desktop support.

    You'll

    • Be jointly responsible for maximising service uptime and maintaining best-practice security measures for our systems
    • Respond to live client-facing application system generated alerts
    • Deliver on planned IT projects
    • Respond to support tickets
    • Work with - and support - other TechOps team members

    In addition to supporting the delivery of our websites, web apps, APIs and their databases (MySQL, SQL Server and PostgreSQL), delivered via nginx/php-fpm, Apache and docker, you will maintain and evolve our (largely AWS-based) technical infrastructure spanning Linux Ubuntu and Windows Server: including routers, firewalls and security solutions, backup infrastructure, DNS servers, domain controllers, telephony, mail servers, VPNs, system monitoring and internal application infrastructure (from Office 365 and Sage, to gitlab and Jira).

    In addition to strong experience of our core technical infrastructure, the role will offer an opportunity to learn and develop skills in areas that are new to you.

    Key attributes

    • Quick learner
    • Confident Linux & Windows sysadmin and Network admin skills
    • Proven troubleshooting skills
    • Self-sufficient (you'll work as part of a team – but it's a small, busy team and so you need to also be confident working alone)
    • Approachable, communicative, collaborative/open/sharing, hard-working

    Experience & skills

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills essential
    • Ability to learn and work autonomously
    • 5+ years of Windows & Linux (ideally Ubuntu/Debian) build/deployment and sysadmin experience (including Apache or nginx/php-fpm and bash/PowerShell scripting skills)
    • 5+ years' experience supporting live B2B IT systems in an SME environment – troubleshooting and responding to system alerts for live client-facing systems
    • 5+ years' network infrastructure experience – maintenance and administration (and ideally planning/architecture)
    • Strong skills and experience of establishing/maintaining system security measures
    • Database administration (MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL)
    • Experience of staff desktop support (Windows 10/Linux), troubleshooting and responding to user requests.

    Benefits

    In addition to the company-wide benefits this role is also entitled to paid overtime for weekend support rota.

    The recruitment process be run remotely.

    Please apply in writing with a CV and covering letter to jobs@mediatel.co.uk.

    Strictly no agencies