The Economist is on a “hiring tear,” reports FOLIO. The new jobs (20 of them) are in sales, marketing and technical operations.
“As the company expands and moves in different directions, these are some of the areas that will help support those efforts,” Economist senior vice president of marketing and new ventures Alan Press told FOLIO. The company is looking to hold events and conferences across the Americas and is “exploring new ways to extend the brand beyond the publication itself.”
The Economist’s ad pages fell just 2.3 percent in the first six months of the year, compared to the double-digit drops many magazines are seeing.