•   Allison

One of the first things you’ll realize when meeting with someone from Publishing Services; they are not afraid of a challenge.

Publishing Services is responsible for the systems and applications which support more than 20 of the world’s leading privately owned media companies.

They believe in finding solutions through innovation, and with a diverse client list comes diverse needs. But they have mastered the act of custom tailoring their services to each business they work with to suit its specific needs. If the technology that a client is looking for doesn’t quite cut it? They buy it, break it down for parts, and rebuild it. If the technology simply doesn’t exist? Well, then they build it from scratch. In fact, a number of Publishing Services’ proprietary systems changed the landscape of media and digital marketing entirely, and ultimately helped position their clients as industry front runners.

But you can find out more about what they do and how they do it here on their website. Right now, we want to give you an insider’s look on what it’s like to work there.

So here it is…

Our Publishing Services Workplace Highlight

First of all, these guys have one kick-ass office. Publishing Services operates out of a historic building based in the Baltimore City neighborhood of Mount Vernon, littered with quirky coffee shops, boutiques, bars and galleries.

From the street, you’d never know that the interior has been renovated and reinvented as a state of the art space. Modern amenities, open work spaces, standing desks, and dry erase walls are just a few of the creator-friendly features. Interested yet?

“Finding solutions through innovation”

When you work for a company that exists to find solutions, “no” is a word you won’t often hear around Publishing Services. The office is literally abuzz with tests, debates, and brainstorms. Those that aren’t participating are likely completely fixated on proactively finding product flaws, or building customized solutions to them. To us, this is one of the coolest parts about working there… no one else in the world is doing what you’re doing.

In fact, they have a team devoted to prototyping and exploring the possibilities of the technology that they work with.

For these reasons, Publishing Services looks for idea people who want to put their ideas to the test. But they also need people who don’t give up. Because sometimes trying new things means failing. So, if an idea fails at first, you have to be the kind of person running to get back to the drawing board, eager to rework your idea, and continue testing and tweaking it until it works seamlessly.

“Perfect place for young professionals in the tech field to flourish”

For someone who is looking to soak up knowledge like a sponge, and wants to be given a once in a life time learning opportunity, working for Publishing Services is a dream. It is truly an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best minds in the business. As a new employee, you are often times given the opportunity to sit side by side with someone who created the platform that you are working on. And because of this, Publishing Services will provide you with incredible learning opportunities, room for advancement, and career development.

Publishing Services understands better than anyone that in the world of tech, things change fast… and constant education is critical. So they are heavily invested in providing their employees with any and all learning opportunities.

Better yet, while Publishing Services has the resources and staying power of a large company, they are still able to maintain the feel and culture of a young start-up, making them the perfect place for young professionals in the tech field to flourish.

Publishing Services is truly a place for technologist to explore, find their career, and gain priceless experience working with some of the best in the business.

If you like what you’re reading, you’re in luck, because Publishing Services only continues to grow. If you think you’d be a good fit, there might be an opportunity for you. We’re not saying it’s easy to get in, but it’s worth it.

About Author

Allison Benson O' Brien

Director of Communications at 14 West

“Ask “why?” when told “no.” Always learn something. And stand behind the ideas you believe in.”

My job allows me a lot of creative freedom. And that can be a lot of fun, but there’s also some self-inflicted pressure that comes along with the role. Fortunately my team includes a some brilliant people and a few clowns; so we not only get the job done – we laugh every day. And I think our work is stronger because of that. We take the positivity, the humor and the passion we have in our office and find a way to share it with the workplaces we support. Whether it’s through an event, a marketing piece, a partnership, a post… even a piece of swag. And it works.
My team and I have watched the companies we support go on to become recognized as top workplaces by their communities and local media. It feels good to know that this is in part due to our efforts.

What is your favorite company event of the year? Hands down… decorating day. We pull the holiday decorations out of the basement, get together after work with some pizza, wine and music, and decorate the gorgeous 19th Century mansion we work in. A dream for a Christmas geek like myself.

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