What is it like to work with Alphabet Media?
Our multicultural team of publishing, research, training and events specialists has delivered uniquely positive outcomes for the region’s government, education, healthcare and security administrators – and we’ve made a lot of friends, won some awards and had fun along the way.
If you bring experienced professionals from a variety of different backgrounds together, good things happen. We work hard and invest heavily in providing all staff with the tools and opportunities to contribute to the creative life of the company – and we’re certainly never short of good ideas to pursue. Our logo is intended to reflect this spirit of intellectual adventure, though admittedly some people think it looks like scribble.
We started off life as a magazine publisher – and one of the hallmarks of quality publishing is firmly stamped in to the DNA of the company even as we have expanded our non-publishing business. Our rigorous focus on meeting the information needs of a tightly defined audience over an extended period of time means that we do not flit from industry to industry opportunistically. Instead we have a longterm commitment to working with our public sector, security and technology stakeholders. We’re public sector geeks, and proud of it.
This means that the company is structured to deliver a superior level of content for our magazine, research, training and conference audiences. Years of specialisation gives us an unrivalled track record of government-to-government knowledge transfer; and our six offices in the region ensure that we remain close to the markets we serve. The market certainly recognises the value of what we do: as we’ve invested in the region we’ve been able to double the size of our turnover each year since we started.
Being a high growth business is not without its challenges – but they’re the right kind of challenges to have. Where should we increase headcount? Which new products should we launch, and in which order? Shall we get pizzas or doughnuts for our office meetings? More importantly, being a successful and fast-growing company gives the members of our team (known as 'Alphabetters’) countless opportunities to try their hand at new projects in new markets, and to grow as individuals. Except for the crap ones who get fired.
Finally we believe that a successful business has an obligation to give back to the communities it operates in – communities which have provided us with the opportunity to grow. Therefore in addition to our significant and recurring investment in our own staff, and support for local suppliers, we also give back through donations of time and money. This year we will donate US$10,000 to good causes, and not because of the tax breaks.