March 07, 2008

Updated! MarketingSherpa's List of Best Job Sites for Marketing, Advertising & PR Pros

SUMMARY: Looking for a great marketing, advertising or PR job? Our quick guide features links to more than 30 job boards for marketing, PR and advertising professionals. Good luck.
You’re already familiar with the obvious job sites -- Monster, CareerBuilder, etc. -- so our list focuses on more specialized sites you may not have found yet.

Each site has been researched -- we culled out the cruddy ones. That’s not to say there aren’t more great sites out there -- if you know of a niche site that you think should be added to this list -- email MarketingSherpa’s Copy Editor Irina Missiuro at irinam(at)marketingsherpa(dot)com.

These sites are in alpha order. All services are no-cost to job seekers unless noted otherwise. If a service is no-cost for employers to post ads, we’ve put an asterisk next to it.

American Advertising Federation (US)
and American Marketing Association (US and Worldwide)
These two sites, both powered by the Marketing Career Network, share hundreds of positions in marketing, advertising, business development, account management and sales. Most are manager positions. Other positions involve copywriting, design, market analysis, branding and metrics. Job seekers can post resumes for employers and recruiters, sign up for job alerts and search for jobs based on location, entry level to senior level, full time to part time, salary and keyword. AAF’s Job Agent emails you new positions that match your criteria. AAF has more than 200 local affiliate clubs, many of which have their own job boards. See also AMA’s professional and collegiate chapters. Their job banks include:
-> Chicago
Marketing jobs and career development articles.
-> New York
Job listings and career articles. (US and Worldwide)
According to the site, job seekers can “view thousands of pre-screened $100k+ opportunities from top-tier firms.” Only those with six years of business experience and total compensation exceeding six figures may join. Members may apply for the positions and receive nightly job-match emails. (Worldwide) Although it’s not a job bank in its own right, brandchannel’s careers page offers a job search, links to related conferences around the world and branding career profiles.

BrandRepublic (UK)
More than 2,000 jobs in marketing, media and communications in the UK and worldwide. Sign up for email alerts for new jobs that match your skills.

Chicago Association of Direct Marketing (Illinois)
This is the networking mecca for direct marketers in Chicago and the Midwest. Browse the member directory to find contacts at companies you’d like to work for. Jobs board lists positions available for entry- through senior-level direct marketers.

Chinwag Jobs (UK)
A website complete with saved search functions, personalized email alerts, RSS feeds and other novel features. This efficient service provides a venue for job hunters to connect with leading recruitment and new media agencies. Chinwag Jobs is updated daily with online marketing, creative, technical and business vacancies.

* Colloquy Jobs Board (US and Canada)
Small, high-quality jobs board for candidates in loyalty marketing. Mid-rank and senior positions. Registration required before you can browse the jobs.

* craigslist (Worldwide)
craigslist features listings in more than 450 cities worldwide. Lots of marketing jobs. Most employer posts are no-cost.

* Curt Rosengren’s Passion Catalyst (Pacific Northwest)
Career coach Curt Rosengren posts high-tech marketing job openings on his website. On a recent visit, we found senior and mid-level listings. Employers pay only if they hire someone through the site. Rosengren’s main focus is his Passion Catalyst practice, “helping people discover their passion and create a career that incorporates it.”

Direct Marketers On Call (DMOC) (New York region)
DMOC matches up direct, online and relationship marketing freelancers with small and large companies in the New York region. Registration required. DMOC helps you obtain health insurance and manage your tax payments.

* Direct Marketing Association Job Bank (US)
Hundreds of jobs in direct marketing, account management, catalog sales, list sales, data analysis, even hard-to-find magazine circulation positions. Jobs are listed by date posted. We found plenty of opportunities at the analyst and manager level and a few for VPs and directors. (A job posting fee applies only for non-members.) All visitors may post a resume.

Electronic Retailing Association (ERA) (US)
The ERA supports merchants who sell through electronic channels, especially television, online and radio. Weekly newsletter lists a limited number of employment opportunities for marketers and media buyers. To view, scroll to the bottom of the page or click ‘Classified Ads’ in Contents at the top right of the newsletter. A jobs board hosted by Job Target can be accessed under Member Resources.

Employers consult eMarketingSilo's database of thousands of internet marketing professionals to fill openings, and seekers check out the site to find positions. On a daily basis, eMarketingSilo's staff wades through numerous options to find the best people in SEO/SEM, email, and affiliate promotion. Jobs are cross-posted to LinkedIn, MySpace, Simply Hired, and multiple blogs. Companies can call them at 317-363-2522 to create a plan of attack. Seekers are invited to contact them for leads; even if they don't have a current one, they'll keep you in mind for future references. (US and Worldwide)
High-quality positions in nonprofits, the public sector and social improvement organizations. Senior positions available in marketing, communications and public relations. For employers, don’t miss the article library. It includes mid- to long-term strategies for diversity hiring, good interview practices from the employers’ perspective, and how to make a good hire. It’s great reading for candidates as well, getting you inside the mind of the hiring manager. See it at

ExecuNet (US, Canada and Worldwide)
Pricey but reportedly well regarded, ExecuNet tells its members about hundreds of new executive opportunities each week. Many jobs pay six figures and up. A 180-day membership is $219; a one-year membership is $399. Members may participate in hundreds of networking meetings across the US and Canada.
Other benefits include a resume review and access to newsletters, tips, salary data and resources.

Indeed (US)
This site claims to take a different approach to job search. Indeed gives job seekers access to job postings on thousands of websites, including newspapers, associations, governments, companies and major jobs boards like A keyword search for ‘marketing’ revealed more than 300,000 jobs. The site also breaks marketing/advertising/PR jobs into popular job titles for more specific searches. (UK)
Free search of more than 3,000 jobs in marketing, media, new media, advertising and design. Sign up for free job alerts sent via email, recruitment news and advice on how to get your dream job.
This site is part of the Marketing Career Network. It also features articles, salary surveys and tips for marketing professionals. Reach highly qualified marketing job candidates from the US' leading marketing associations. (US)
Several hundred jobs and marketing, primarily at the analyst and manager level. Job agent emails you new jobs that match your criteria, and you may post a resume. Sales, advertising, design and PR jobs are also available at this site.

* MarketingLadder (US)
The absolute best source for very high-level ($100k and up) marketing openings. Enjoy.

Marketing Pilgrim (US)
Jobs board updated daily, featuring positions for online and email marketing managers and analysts primarily. Launched in 2005 by Internet marketing expert Andy Beal, the site features feeds for Marketing Pilgrim’s jobs board, blog and selected podcasts and news articles. The site closely watches news on search, blogging, social media and general online marketing topics.

Marketing Research Association (US)
A short list of quality manager-level jobs in marketing research can be found by clicking on the ‘Help Wanted’ link. MRA has a dozen regional chapters to facilitate networking.

* MarketingSherpa’s Career Classifieds (Worldwide)
Loads of new jobs in marketing, advertising and PR posted every week. Especially strong in Internet and direct response-related jobs.

mediabistro (New York and US)
Features many entry- and mid-level jobs especially in magazine publishing, online and new media, PR and marketing. High proportion of jobs are located in the New York area. Simple format lets you browse recently posted jobs, or you can search by industry, location or keyword. Must supply email address and create a password to see job details. Site includes party and event listings to help you network. Employers may post a 30-day satisfaction-guaranteed job ad for $279.

Media Job Search Canada (Canada)
Associates, managers and a sprinkling of directors are sought in marketing, media and advertising.

Media Life Magazine’s classifieds (US)
A swarm of jobs for offline and online media planners, buyers, supervisors and directors, with other media-related jobs sprinkled in.

Media Staffing Network (Chicago, New York and US)
Media Staffing Network, launched in 1993, is a nationwide media staffing service with part-time and full-time positions. Clients include ad agencies and corporate sales and marketing departments.

MLB Associates (US)
This headhunting firm, founded by MaryLou Brown in 1997, recruits mid- and senior-level executives for direct marketing and Internet companies. Click ‘Current Searches’ to see job listings.

NationJob (US)
Search among hundreds of jobs and companies by location, salary and other criteria. Marketing results are disappointing, however; sales positions dominate. ‘Jobs by Email’ service emails you when incoming jobs match your preferences.

Ned’s Job of the Week
Free weekly newsletter detailing new PR and corporate communications job openings has been a runaway success since Edward Lundquist launched it in 2001.

Online Marketing Jobs (UK and Worldwide) Good volume of online marketing openings in the UK and worldwide. They also offer ‘Audio Interviews’ where you can listen to interviews with recruiters and recruiting managers.
This site's tagline is "The Insider's Jobsite for Multichannel Ecommerce". Job categories include online retail, email marketing, affiliate marketing, organic and paid search, database marketing, web design and development, and online merchandising.

Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association Job Bank (PA & Northeastern US)
We didn’t find many jobs when we last checked, but hopefully things will pick up. A good strategy might be to network with members of the PDMA’s six councils representing various areas of marketing and production. The phone numbers and email addresses of the board of directors are posted online.

Product Development and Management Association Job Bank (US)
Another short list of quality jobs, this time for product development and management professionals. PDMA also administers the New Product Development Professional Certification program. Certification requires a bachelor’s degree, two years of professional-level experience and a passing score on the NPDP Certification Exam. It is designed to impresses employers and recruiters. See

* Quirk’s Marketing Research Review (US and Worldwide)
Good volume of openings at market research firms and corporate research departments, sorted by date.

*’s Market Research Employment Center (US and Worldwide)
Jobs for research managers, analysts, VPs, directors and programmers. You can also network on the Marketing Research Roundtable where market research pros answer each other’s questions. Click the ‘Main Menu’ arrow in the top right corner of the page, then click ‘Roundtable Forum.’

Simply Hired (US)
A keyword search for “marketing” on Simply Hired revealed more than 350,000 jobs. The site also lets you search by job title, location and industry. Tools include applications for receiving job alerts on MySpace, Facebook, iGoogle homepage and your blog, desktop and cell phone. Employers don’t physically upload jobs to the site. It relies on job feeds from companies, newspapers and other job-related websites, such as Anyone can upload a job feed.

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (US)
Jobs in market measurement, competitive analysis and business planning. Typical opportunities are for analysts, managers, directors and consultants in research and competitive intelligence. Also includes place to post resumes, cover letters and sign up for job alerts.

Two more notes
#1. Got jobs boards or resources to suggest? Contact MarketingSherpa’s Assistant Editor Irina Missiuro at irinam(at)marketingsherpa(dot)com. We’ll add them to the list.

#2. Want to post a marketing, PR or advertising job opening on MarketingSherpa’s own Classifieds? It’s free. Go here:

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