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The 20 Best Media Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2021)

Looking for a new job in media? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best media companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Media companies on this list have 20 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 20 best media companies to work for

1. Chicago Marketing, Inc

4.5 stars

Chicago Marketing, Inc is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Downers Grove, IL area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.6 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chicago Marketing, Inc:

"The over all atmosphere of this company is great, I started entry level because I was new to the job force coming from Purdue. Chicago Marketing has a wonderful team who not only …"

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2. Sterling-Rice Group

4.3 stars

Sterling-Rice Group is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Boulder, CO area, that employs 51 to 200 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.6 stars) and the people you work with (4.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Sterling-Rice Group:

"In the last 5 plus years the organization has transformed into a family friendly work environment where I feel like I can be awesome at work and be active in my kids' lives. It's …"

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3. The Motley Fool

4.3 stars

The Motley Fool is an online media company headquartered in the Alexandria, VA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for The Motley Fool:

"The company's not perfect, but it's a really good place to work, they are growing, and it's financially stable. They have been working on trying to build a more diverse and inclu…"

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4. MKTG

4.3 stars

MKTG is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.5 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for MKTG:

"MKTG deserves every bit of the stellar work place reputation it has earned. Working at MKTG has been a pleasure despite the less than competitive wages."

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5. Chronicle Books

3.9 stars

Chronicle Books is a publishing company headquartered in the San Francisco, CA area, that employs 201 to 500 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (4.7 stars) and the people you work with (4.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Chronicle Books:

"I love working here, in an environment that's 75% female. I love going to company meetings and looking around at all the strong, smart women filling the room. I've never been in a…"

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6. XO Group Inc.

3.8 stars

XO Group Inc. is an online media company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.9 stars) and social activities and environment (4.7 stars).

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7. Horizon Media

3.8 stars

Horizon Media is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Los Angeles, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.7 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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8. Comcast Spotlight

3.7 stars

Comcast Spotlight is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.6 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Comcast Spotlight:

"Great place to work"

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9. Netflix

3.7 stars

Netflix is an entertainment company headquartered in the Los Gatos, CA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Netflix:

"Single greatest job I’ve ever had."

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10. Alliance Data

3.7 stars

Alliance Data is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Plano, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and wellness initiatives (4.2 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Alliance Data:

"Great workplace with women leaders across the businesses. Fantastic work culture!"

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11. Turner (Turner Broadcasting System)

3.6 stars

Turner (Turner Broadcasting System) is a broadcast media company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.3 stars).

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12. Cox Communications

3.6 stars

Cox Communications is a broadcast media company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and paid time off (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Cox Communications:

"Great, family-oriented company. Mangers tend to skew in a more traditional sense in way of work. It was harder to adjust as a younger employee that could be more nimble. Excellent…"

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13. GMR Marketing

3.6 stars

GMR Marketing is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Charlotte, NC area, that employs 501 to 1000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for GMR Marketing:

"Great company to work with"

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14. HBO

3.5 stars

HBO is an entertainment company headquartered in the New York City, NY area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and paid time off (4.5 stars).

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15. Red Ventures

3.5 stars

Red Ventures is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the Fort Mill, SC area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for wellness initiatives (4.3 stars) and social activities and environment (4.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Red Ventures:

"Loved this company. Would work there again if I moved back to Charlotte, NC."

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16. IHS Markit

3.6 stars

IHS Markit is an information services company headquartered in the London, United Kingdom area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.5 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for IHS Markit:

"IHS Markit spans many industries. Energy is male dominated and I met two women in sales leadership roles. It felt like small female quotas were in place and being achieved. The o…"

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17. Discovery Communications

3.6 stars

Discovery Communications is a broadcast media company headquartered in the Silver Spring, MD area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (4.4 stars) and family growth support (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Discovery Communications:

"Such a positive work environment. Treat you like people rather than merely employees. Your managers want to help you grow"

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18. Nielsen

3.5 stars

Nielsen is an information services company headquartered in the Columbia, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for ability to telecommute (4.1 stars) and paid time off (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Nielsen:

"I worked for Arbitron for almost 10 years before the Nielsen acquisition. I am currently a Nielsen Audio panel relations specialist working from home. I am so blessed to work for …"

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19. National Geographic

3.5 stars

National Geographic is a publishing company that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.3 stars) and female representation in leadership (4.1 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for National Geographic:

"Although there is still an "old boys' club" mentality (especially in the top ranks), there are a lot of wonderful opportunities for women."

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20. AKQA

3.5 stars

AKQA is a marketing and advertising company headquartered in the London, United Kingdom area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for maternity and adoptive leave (3.3 stars) and paid time off (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for AKQA:

"I went from a self induced workaholic to working mother this year and AKQA Portland was very supportive of this transition, especially in my re-entry to the workplace. The parenta…"

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Companies with at least 20 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 1, 2021.

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