The media recession is over—at least at Google.
The Web giant is looking to hire over 500 sales people, according to officials, as it looks to continue its momentum in the search business while deepening its strength in burgeoning segments like display advertising, mobile and video. The positions open at the moment range from a strategic partner development manager within the Google TV Advertising group to a display sales operations manager, media and platforms / AdX (Google’s exchange).
Google is also seeking an inventory analyst for YouTube, an account planner, for its automotive vertical (based in Detroit) and an associate for the Google Books and News group.
Beyond sales, Google is seeking candidates in engineering, finance, product management and human resources, among others. The company has already been ramping up its hiring; from Sept. 30 of last year to Dec. 31 Google’s global employee base climbed from 19,665 to 19,835 full-time employees.
According to a Google spokesperson, the staff increases are being driven by a desire to keep the company to moving forward in a rapidly changing digital media marketplace. “We’re investing heavily for the long term to maintain and increase the company’s pace of innovation,” said the spokesperson. “This means an investment, first, in people.”