Maximum Media, the company behind JOE, SportsJOE, Her and HerFamily, has announced that it is investing in a new office in Galway which will lead to the creation of 20 new jobs across creative, copywriting, design, journalism, sales and client services.
According to company founder Niall McGarry: “Living in Galway and travelling between our businesses in London, Manchester, and Dublin on a weekly basis I’m in a unique position to see and meet with great talent from within the media industry. Galway has a huge amount to offer and although big media outlets need to be headquartered in capital cities, we want to give people further afield the same opportunities to work in large-scale national media, while living in the regions. Maximum Media turns 8 years old in 2018 and I’m very proud of all we’ve achieved and in our expansion across 4 cities. I couldn’t be more excited about our investment and expansion plans for the West of Ireland as we open up incredible career opportunities to untapped creative resource in a region that I am very proud to call home.”
Maximum Media, recently named by the Financial Times as the fastest growing media company in Europe, has undergone a period of rapid expansion and growth in the past 12 months and the company now employs 150 people. This announcement to open up in Galway is part of a wider business expansion for the Maximum Media network, which will also see its UK counterpart, JOE Media, further expanding its operations in Manchester and London in response to its continuing success and growth across the UK.
As the fastest growing media company in Europe we are continually looking at ways to stay ahead of the competition by being more in touch with our audience and commercial partners. Having a physical presence in the West of Ireland is unique for a leading digital publisher. Galway is a bustling hub for arts and creativity as it is, and I have no doubt we will have a wealth of incredible applicants for the roles available,” adds John Burns, managing director of Maximum Media.