Team member Will Oades reflects on his 5 year milstone at AI Global Media.
Will joined AI Global Media in 2015, here we chat with Will about his experience of being a part of the AI team.
How did you come to be a part of AI Global Media? What attracted you to the role?
After doing Journalism at Uni, I always wanted to be part of digital media business and when I saw the rob role pop up, I didn’t hesitate to apply. Shortly after, I received a voicemail from Kathryn Hall asking me to come in for an interview and a few days after that I received the good news that I’d got the job.
I always wanted to at least attempt a role in sales and earn a bit of commission and this turned out to be the best job that I’d had and with the best bunch of people.
Can you talk us through any major milestones during your time with the business?
I guess the biggest milestone was becoming the Sales Manager for the Magazine team in 2017. However there are plenty of small milestones, such as in the early days of working at AI Global, to develop the features team on what were new publications, such as BUILD, which is now one of our most prominent platforms.
What do you like most about working at AI Global Media?
It’s a very supportive company whereby you’re encouraged to do the best that you can, and in my personal experience of having had quite a few roles within the business, I feel like I’ve been allowed to make the choice of what roles I would like to do and have been supported in doing so. I’ve never worked at a company that runs so many team building events and activities and encourages a fun atmosphere amongst all employees.
What do you do to unwind after a challenging day?
Nothing exciting in all honesty, I’m a big football fan so if there’s a game on then I will be watching it. If not, then we end up spending quite a lot of time with our friends, so it may not sound like much but we’re always kept busy with things to do!