There’s No Place Like Home…at Cox Media
By Megan Keller
Advertising Account Executive
There aren’t many companies where you can walk into your vice president’s office to ask questions, invite them to lunch or just simply say hello — that’s what it’s like working at Cox Media.
Cox Media is the advertising sales division of Cox Communications. It’s a huge open-door policy here where anybody, no matter what level in the organization, can talk to our leaders about anything, whether it’s getting advice, giving feedback or discussing opportunities for change.
I started at Cox Media Inc right after college. I’m originally from southern California where I attended the University of La Verne, and received my bachelor’s degree in broadcast radio with a minor in marketing. During my final year of school, I wasn’t quite sure which direction to head, so after graduation I flew to Arizona for 10 days to attend the Media Sales Institute hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation.
Throughout my time at the institute I had the chance to meet and work with different media companies across the country. However, Cox Media stood out to me right away.
I was attracted to the company right from the start; everybody was so educated in their industry and spoke well in front of the group of students. I think what stood out the most was that no one from Cox Media had a bad word to say about other companies there. I could tell this was the kind of culture I wanted to be a part of. When I got a call letting me know that they had a Sales Associate role open and offered it to me, I was excited to come, jump in and get started with my career.
I had never left the state of California before, but Fran Mallace and the rest of the team at Cox made me feel comfortable enough to relocate to a state like Arizona because I had a good support system. I could tell I already had a wonderful support system from the leaders at Cox Media, who were not only vice presidents and directors, but truly mentors, friends and family that wanted to guide you and invest in you.
Now that I have grown from a Sales Associate to an Advertising Account Executive, I have witnessed so many factors that make working for Cox Media something truly unique. Everybody hears the buzz of why working for Cox Media is the best, and those that come from other companies stay at Cox for a long-time career.
As time goes on, I’m truly blessed that I get to learn from and work alongside the best of the best. I will soon reach my two-year anniversary and as someone taking their first steps in their career, I’m especially looking forward to more opportunities for growth at this wonderful company. I know that wherever I end up in this Cox umbrella, I will have a lasting career.
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