Available Positions

Account Manager,

Design Bureau Magazine

Mission for Account Manager

Promote a proven product published by a reputable, growing media company through prospecting and building leads from senior-level decision makers. Offer excellent customer service and exceed their expectations.

Alarm Press is hiring an Account Manager to work within our Sales Department. As one of the most crucial roles in the organization, you are responsible for discovering relevant projects and prospecting the architecture or design-related professional to qualify their interest and fit for Design Bureau editorial placement. You will build leads from the participating companies for potential advertisement placement. This position provides an excellent career path with attainable growth and attractive commission potential.

Step inside a day in the life of Account Manager Matthew Hord to learn about his journey and what he enjoys most about working for Alarm Press.

Key Outcomes:

  • Hit each quarterly “rock” goal
  • Assist the Account Management team in hitting its group “rock”
  • Consistently demonstrate the company’s core values (determined // team player // no assholes // get it, want it, capacity to do it)
  • Receive excellent client service feedback
  • Take accountability for client service (both feature companies and advertisers)
  • Set realistic expectations for clients
  • Make sure all client expectations are met or exceeded

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Media sales or design-related experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work 40-50 hours/week

 

Benefits:

This full-time position includes a competitive base salary with high commission and bonus potential. The compensation package also includes full health/dental benefits, before-tax commuter program, and more than three weeks of vacation time. The work environment is comfortable but energetic, with the magazine offices located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, close to all CTA and Metra lines.

To apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to Vanessa Nikolic at vanessa@alarmpress.com, with the subject line “Account Manager.” Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Account Manager Training Program,

Design Bureau Magazine

We’re looking for driven individuals to join our team through our focused training program! If you’re looking to learn the ins and outs of account management while making an impact on our company and publication, we are eagerly anticipating hearing from you.

Mission for Account Manager Trainee:

To learn how to prospect, network and become a reputable brand ambassador for Design Bureau magazine.  To offer excellent customer service to clients while meeting their expectations.

Overview:

The program is an introduction to the Account Manager position for Design Bureau magazine. In the role, you will learn how to make connections in a vastly design-related world. Learn how to discover editorially relevant projects and build leads from their participating companies.

The position is designed to be a part-time, eight-week, paid training program for individuals with an eager to grow and learn the process of account management. By demonstrating our company core values and a passion for the brand, there is the potential for a full-time offer to be made.

 

Key Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the attitude of a reputable brand ambassador
  • Consistently demonstrate the company’s core values
  • Take accountability for client service, and receive excellent feedback

 

ALARM Press Core Values:

  • You are determined
  • You are a team player
  • You are not an asshole
  • You get it, want it and have the capacity to do it

 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work 3 days/week
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills
  • Interest in ad sales and account management

 

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to vanessa@alarmpress.com with the subject line “Training Program”. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sales Manager,

Design Bureau Magazine

Mission for Sales Manager

Sell into a proven product published by a reputable, growing media company through prospecting and closing senior-level decision makers. Offer excellent customer service and exceed their expectations.

Alarm Press is hiring an experienced sales professional with a proven record and strong closing abilities. As one of the most crucial roles in the organization, you are responsible for piquing interests of architecture and design-related professionals while selling advertisements into an established industry. This position provides an excellent sales career path with attainable growth and attractive commission potential.

Step inside a day in the life of Matthew Hord to learn about his journey and what he enjoys most about working for Alarm Press.

Key Outcomes:

  • Hit each quarterly “rock” goal
  • Assist the Account Management team in hitting its group “rock”
  • Consistently demonstrate the company’s core values (determined // team player // no assholes // get it, want it, capacity to do it)
  • Receive excellent client service feedback
  • Take accountability for client service (both feature companies and advertisers)
  • Set realistic expectations for clients
  • Make sure all client expectations are met or exceeded

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Media sales experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work 40-50 hours/week

 

Benefits:

This full-time position includes a competitive base salary with high commission and bonus potential. The compensation package also includes full health/dental benefits, before-tax commuter program, and more than three weeks of vacation time. The work environment is comfortable but energetic, with the magazine offices located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, close to all CTA and Metra lines.

To apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to vanessa@alarmpress.com, with the subject line “Sales Manager.” Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Editorial and Design Internships,

all publications

We’re looking to add qualified interns to join our production team.  If you’re looking to make an undeniably positive impact on our company, publications and readership, apply today!

 

EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP

The Editorial Intern will be integral in producing Design Bureau, ALARM, Modern Weddings, and Design Bureau special editions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching topics / story ideas
  • Writing front-of-book product call-outs, reviews
  • Writing supplemental copy — TOC, captions, titles
  • Fact-checking and copy-editing
  • Helping to find blogs and other media outlets/resources that might be helpful
  • Posting online blogs for all three publications
  • Assisting in proofing process
  • Opportunity to write longer stories and/or features
  • Online research
  • Help gathering hi-res imagery
  • Day-to-day office tasks, including processing mailing and data entry

 

Must have a background in Journalism/English, and an interest in innovation and creativity.  Knowledge of design and music is preferred.  This is an unpaid internship, but class credit can be given.  During this internship, you will report directly to Associate Editor Amanda Koellner.  To apply, email her at akoellner@alarmpress.com with a résumé, cover letter, and pertinent samples.  Please write “EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP” in the subject header.

 

DESIGN INTERNSHIP

The Design Intern will be integral in producing Design BureauALARM, Modern Weddings, and ancillary publications for print, web and mobile applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design of in-house marketing and advertising materials
  • Production assistance including PDF preparation and digital image processing
  • Illustration
  • Online research
  • Opportunity to design editorial layouts for print and/or web publication.
  • Photography assistance
  • Day-to-day office tasks and data entry

 

Must have a background in graphic design and exhibit an interest in print and/or digital publications. Proficiency in InDesign and Photoshop CS5 required. Knowledge of InCopy and Digital Publishing Suite highly preferred. Regular on-site attendance necessary. This is an unpaid internship for class credit only.  During this internship, you will report directly to Designer Michael Bodor.  To apply, email him at michael@alarmpress.com with a résumé, cover letter, and pertinent samples.  Please write “DESIGN INTERNSHIP” in the subject header.