Opportunities

We are IHM, a multi-platform media company with big ambitions and the talent to bring them to life. Together, we connect hospitality leaders through high-quality on and offline content to do business.

We’re the name behind Boutique Hotel News, Serviced Apartment News and Short Term Rentalz online hospitality brands. 

Specialists in our field and passionate about what we do, every year we attract thousands to our websites, events and social spaces. 

We’re dedicated to creating loyal clients of our brands, and the number is growing all the time. 

But that’s not enough – we’re continually adding to our portfolio, and investing in our people. Everything we do is born from our desire to innovate and influence, to challenge status quo and be better. We hire people we can learn from and we work together to push the boundaries of what can be done. 

Together, we’re exceeding the expectations of everyone we exist for – our audiences, clients and shareholders. 

Our shareholders have watched IHM transition into an innovative global platform for specialist hospitality media. 

We reap the rewards too, of course, with a fun and creative working environment and the kind of personal development that makes every day even more enjoyable and challenging. We believe it to be a really exciting time to join IHM

Every kind of talent is celebrated and nurtured here. We believe in teamwork that transcends location, where each and every one of us is playing a part in driving our business forward. 

 

Sales Manager - online and offline

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of an expanding London based hospitality media and event organisation. The company focusses on growth areas within the b2b hospitality sector and has an innovative and progressive approach to driving on and offline sales.

Supported by the Marketing department, you will be responsible for identifying new, and maintaining existing commercial sales activities and delivering growth. The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Sales, and you will need to have an entrepreneurial spirit. A minimum of 2 year's sales experience is required, together with the ability to work under your own initiative and as part of a team.

This role will ideally be suited to those who have experience in the following areas:

  • Hospitality media sales
  • Online sales
  • Event / conference delegate and sponsorship sales

KEY DUTIES:

  • Develop new client relationships
  • Relationship management
  • Field/face to face negotiation
  • Telephone sales and business development
  • Support the sales and marketing function
  • Assist with editorial direction / content

COMPETENCIES:

  • Confident & well presented
  • Strong organisation skills & attention to detail
  • Ability to motivate and inspire
  • Background in sales and marketing preferable
  • Innovate, flexible, reliable and proficient

The package:

Good basic salary + 10% uncapped target commission (OTE £80K) based on 40 hour week

All work related travel expenses paid

Fully expensed mobile telephone after successful probation

Paid for training skills for business growth / career enhancement where appropriate

Office / home based with full ongoing support

To apply, please email your CV in the first instance to: info@internationalhospitality.media

Closing date: 21st December 2018. No agencies please.

Part time positions also available.

Sales and Event Executive

The primary role of this newly created position will be to grow sales revenues in line with our objectives. Success means that IHM maintains a strong foothold in the hospitality media sector and allows us to expand in to new markets.

The Individual will be responsible for identifying and securing new online and offline revenues 

Key role responsibilities

• Identifying new prospects, cold calling, presenting benefits of online advertising, exhibiting and closing new business.

• Attending client meetings.

• Working on site at events.

• Reporting and forecasting of sales activity and numbers.

• Maintaining and updating company CRM.

• Working with and supporting the wider Sales and Events Team.

Essential skills and experience

• Experience of exhibition or media sales preferred but not essential.

• Ability to work to and manage long deadlines.

• Self-motivated and willing to put in strong call and activity numbers.

• Strong verbal and written communicator

• Ability to keep accurate records and forecast sales based on market and activity

Closing date: 30th December 2018. No agencies please.

Junior Sales Executive - online and offline
Due to ongoing company expansion we have a new Junior Sales Executive role which offers excellent scope for progression. Along with a competitive basic salary and commission scheme exposure to business is substantial at IHM,  it happens right there in front of you and it happens fast. You interact daily with managers and executive team members. The learning curve is steep and it takes an ambitious and brave individual to succeed - are you ready?
The Role:
 - To develop new business opportunities in a fast paced on and offline environment
 - Obtain knowledge of the hospitality media industry and service offerings we provide to our customers
 - Develop telephone sales and presentation skills for client meetings
 - Negotiate and close deals with customers
 - Build relationships through networking with partners and suppliers
 - Maintain accurate records of client information
 - Learn to manage a sales pipeline to forecast new sales opportunities
 
Candidate Requirements:
Educated to degree level (preferred but not essential)
Previous sales role experience (preferred but not essential)
Possess exceptional communication skills
Self-motivated, with a strong desire to succeed
London based (preferred but not essential)

To apply, please email your CV in the first instance to: info@internationalhospitality.media

Closing date: 21st December 2018. No agencies please.

PART TO FULL TIME SALES EXECUTIVE (Dubai based)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an impressive conference / event sales executive to join the team on an initial 3-6 month contract. The ideal candidate will be a charismatic conversationalist and brilliant negotiator. You must have the ability to close sales and possess a minimum of 6 months conference / event sales experience, other sales background will be considered.

In this exciting role, you will be continuously developing and implementing new sales ideas to generate revenue growth for the company. You will have a designated portfolio of  existing business and will be tasked to progressively build up a new business clientele. Your tasks will involve selling conference stand and sponsorship sales of a proven annual hospitality conference in Dubai, via email, telephone and face to face meetings. The ability to research and attending relevant hospitality events to stay abreast of market developments would be required too.

The role offers a competitive salary and commission with the prospect of future career advancement.

To apply, please email your CV in the first instance to: info@internationalhospitality.media

Closing date: 30th January 2019. No agencies please.

 

GET READY FOR THE WORLD: MARKETING AND EVENT MANAGEMENT INTERNS

Our Intern 'hospitality stars' are a vital part of the IHM team. An internship with us is win-win. You get real, hands-on work experience, and we have the opportunity to identify fresh, young talent.

Because IHM is growing quickly, every intern is given basic training and encouraged to quickly contribute within the real business activity. You’re given significant responsibility, and your efforts have a direct impact on the success of the team and the wider business.

Exposure to business is substantial at IHM. It happens right there in front of you and it happens fast. You interact daily with managers and executive team members. The learning curve is steep and it takes an ambitious and brave young individual to succeed - are you ready?

We have short term and long term placements available throughout the year

To apply, please email your CV in the first instance to: info@internationalhospitality.media

EDITORIAL INTERN

International Hospitality Media is looking for an enthusiastic and versatile editorial intern to work across two industry-leading b2b websites in the hospitality sector.

The successful candidate will work closely with the websites’ editor to plan and produce quality content that meets the needs and interests of the readership.

DUTIES:

  • Writing and uploading news stories
  • Researching, writing and uploading features
  • Compiling newsletters
  • Attending industry events
  • Social media

The role will mainly involve working remotely, with Editorial regular supervision and contact via Skype, as well as weekly meetings.

Please apply via email to george@internationalhospitality.media with your CV and links to some examples of your written work.

Read about the experiences of our 'hospitality star' interns who have worked with us

 

Paul Stevens 

Hi, my name is Paul Stevens and I completed my Editorial internship with IHM at the start of December 2018. I have really enjoyed my first three months with the company in my first job since leaving university last year and completing a fast-track journalism course earlier this year. Ever since my first day in September, I have felt welcome by the rest of the team and motivated to help drive the editorial side of the business forward, particularly with our newly-launched ShortTermRentalz website. I was fortunate that my editor George and the CEO Piers threw me in at the deep end by immediately allowing me to get started writing up articles for our three websites – ShortTermRentalz, Boutique Hotel News and Serviced Apartment News. As my internship progressed, I was given more responsibility within the organisation, to the extent that I was going out to represent IHM at events such as the Independent Hotel Show, Sleep+Eat and even the prestigious EquipHotel trade show in Paris, to record interviews with business leaders and CEOs of established brands and services within the hospitality sector. I have learnt that initiative and time management are key characteristics to have in this role and I have thrived from working alongside passionate colleagues in all departments at IHM.

Three months down the line, I am delighted to have been given a permanent position as a reporter for IHM when I will be assisting George with all things editorial! I am looking forward to attending more events and helping out with our Awards evenings throughout the year at what is an especially exciting time for our industry! I am very grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to IHM’s future success.

 

Ben Duwel 

Hi, my name is Ben. I’m a second year Hotel and Event Management student at TIO University of

Applied Science in Amsterdam. I completed my internship at IHM over the summer 2018 and it was
an amazing experience. Working at the Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit and the Serviced
Apartment Summit was challenging and exciting. It offered me a chance to put the things I’ve learned
over the course of my studies in to practice. It was also a great opportunity to network with high level
representatives from companies in my future field of work and to get to see some amazing new
concepts in the local hospitality market. My first day at IHM was being part of the Boutique and
Lifestyle Hotel Summit event team and I went from not knowing much about the event and not
knowing what to do on the first day, to being in charge of one of the seminar rooms the second day.
This goes to show that IHM requires a high level of independence and initiative from their interns and
in return you will get a lot of experience and responsibility. That being said the management team is
always available to answer questions and to offer support.
The best moments for me were the ones after completing an event and celebrating with the team,
looking back on two intense days of work and knowing that I helped to create an amazing experience
for the attendees.
Thanks IHM team for a great experience!

 

Gijs Laseur

My name is Gijs Laseur, I’m a student from The Netherlands and I’m very thankful for getting the
opportunity to do my internship at this company. Unfortunately, it is already time to leave
International Hospitality Media.
What a time it has been, three months of working as a marketing and events assistant has come to an
end. I’ve had a great time and it’s been a pleasure working with everybody in this company.
I’ve worked a lot together with the operations manager on the Boutique + Lifestyle Hotel Summit and
the Serviced Apartment Summit Europe, which was great. During the summit you could exactly see
how much work the team had put in, to make the summit a great success. There are a lot of
interesting people attending the events, so I did a lot of networking and improved my English. The
drinks reception boat cruise on the Thames, was one of my many highlights.
Between all the hard work and the responsibilities, I’ve also had enough time to work on my school
assignments and exploring the big city. I could definitely recommend this internship!
I want to thank Piers and the team for the opportunity and experience, it’s been a pleasure working
with you all and may we meet again!

 


Emiel Miedema

My name is Emiel Miedema, I am a second year student of Marketing in the Netherlands. My internship at International Hospitality Media has been a great five months. I chose to do my internship in London because I wanted to improve my English and live in a big city. I was very happy that I could do my internship with International Hospitality Media because they gave me the opportunity to learn new things and develop myself. During the internship I have worked on marketing tasks. Handling social media channels, updating their hospitality websites and gathering statistics of on social media, websites and e-newsletters were part of my daily tasks. The marketing manager supported me, she showed me new things and was always willing to help me. I did some administrative work and tasks related to the events. I got the opportunity to help organise the Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit and Serviced Apartment Summit. This was really fun because at the events you see the results of the work everybody has done. During my internship I have worked on two school assignments, a customer satisfaction research and I have increased the number of members of the Serviced Apartment News and Boutique Hotel News LinkedIn groups. I got enough time to work on my assignments and I was happy to get help from the team with my assignments when I needed it. I have had a great time and I am happy with my experience. Thank you team and I wish you all the best for the future!

 

Eva Schuts

My name is Eva Schuts and I am a second year student Hotel and Event Management from Amsterdam. At the end of each year we need to do a work placement, during our summer break for 13 weeks at an industry related company. This year I had the opportunity to go to London and do an internship at International Hospitality Media. London is a very big city, and the first month I really had a hard time to get used to this. The distances are very large, so you have to travel a lot. Also, due to the fact that it is such a big city, it is hard to make friends. Luckily, after the first month I got in contact with various people and could explore London with them during the weekends or in the evening after work. I had the opportunity to be part of two big events International Hospitality Media hosts: the Boutique and Lifestyle Hotel Summit and the Serviced Apartment Summit Europe in London. I have met a lot of interesting people from within both market, and got the opportunity to widen my network. At the SASEU, I was in charge of all the social media channels the company owns, which I really enjoyed. Also, I made a video interview for my school research about the market potential for another hospitality event. During my internship I have learned that marketing, and social media, are of great importance to drive business for a company nowadays. I was also responsible for the Boutique Hotel News and Serviced Apartment News social media channels. Furthermore, I have learned a lot about doing research into new markets and events. I would like to say thanks to Piers, and the whole IHM team for this learning experience and for making me feel part of IHM during my study work placement.

Mitch de Leeuw

Working at International Hospitality Media for the past 14 weeks has been a great learning experience for me. My first workday was at the Boutique, Lifestyle and Hybrid Hotel Summit in London which was a great way to start my internship off. I helped host the amazing hotel tours in The Ned, Montcalm Royal London House and Andaz Liverpool Street, which was a great way to discover more about what London hotels had to offer. At the Summit itself I got to speak to a lot of different people all related to the Boutique, Lifestyle and Hybrid Hotel sector giving me further insight into the business. In brief, I couldn't have hoped for a better first day.

Later in my internship I also helped with another event within the IHM portfolio - Serviced Apartment Summit Europe which looks to drive new business opportunities for serviced apartment providers and hospitality investors. Setting up and having a presence on the Serviced Apartment News exhibitor stand made me understand the need for effective sales and marketing, and I got involved in helping organizing the smooth running of the event too. 

These practical experiences inspired me during the rest of my internship working as a hospitality analyst. Being an intern means not always doing the most fun tasks of course. But I learned to see that even the most challenging tasks that can be dull from time to time still can make a big difference if you do it right. From day one the team have given me a lot of freedom to come up with my own ideas and ways of doing my job. I learned not to just come up with problems I encounter but rather with solutions to those problems.

That said, everybody was always happy to help me out when required, even at the most busy times and I was given sufficient time to work on my assignment too. Piers Brown has been a great mentor for me and I would to thank him and the rest of the team for a great experience at IHM.

 

Monique van Geest

My name is Monique van Geest and I am a third year student International Business and Languages from Delft, The Netherlands. Because of my international study, I was required to do an internship abroad. My first choice was London and I was very happy that IHM gave me the opportunity to work for them. Like Eva, I also had to get used to the big city of London. I knew London was big but I underestimated it, I had to travel quite a long time to arrive in central London for example but you get used to it. The internship itself had lots of variation, I handled the social media channels of Boutique Hotel News and Serviced Apartment News. I did more research and administrative work at the beginning and later on I helped the operational manager with tasks for the upcoming events. I was very happy with this change because my school assignment was about organizing an event thus I learned a lot and could implement this in my assignment. Working independent is very important at IHM but the team of IHM is always very willing to help you with anything you want. You can get as much help you want for your school assignment and they really want you to succeed. You learn about networking, doing research, promotion, marketing and improving your business skills. They give you the opportunity to attend events and that is a very smart way to implement your tasks and improve your English and network. You really got the chance to take a look in the hospitality business. Thank you team for this opportunity and good luck in the future!