Entry Level, Business Development, Business Development, Strategy, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA - Management Development, North-Rhine/Westphalia, Gütersloh

Introducing ourselves

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 119,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.2 billion in the 2017 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for entrepreneurship and creativity. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world.

Find out more about the various career opportunities we offer

We are searching for people with strong analytical and communication skills, who are willing to take responsibility in a creative and entrepreneurial environment. Play a part in shaping the media world of tomorrow. Strategic thinking, international experience and a passion for (digital) media are key aspects for a successful entry at Bertelsmann.

Direct Entry

If you are interested in a direct entry, we offer different positions: It could be an entry into a strategy department or into a business unit – from Marketing, HR, Finance, Sales, SCM and IT to Controlling, e-Commerce and Publishing, we offer a variety of opportunities. Browse through our job board to find open positions.

Executive Assistant

As an assistant to one of our Executive Board members or to a managing director, you become familiar with the strategic and operational challenges and gain in-depth knowledge of the respective business unit and its overall environment. Browse through our job board to find open positions. 

Gruner + Jahr Trainee Program

If you have a strong affinity for the publishing industry and new (digital) media and are brimming with enthusiasm for competent, high-quality journalism, you can join an 18-month traineeship at Gruner + Jahr. Find out more about the program here:

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In case you don't find an open position that meets your expectations, please send your application to: 

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA | Corporate Management Development | Dr. Nico Rose | |

We welcome applications from people who will contribute to the diversity of our company.


Online Referral System

This is exclusive to our Internal Create Your Own Career site and our external Create Your Own Career Site, and it’s the first time ever in Bertelsmann’s history that we are enabling a simple, and effective online referral process worldwide between your own company, and between other Bertelsmann companies.

There are 2 ways an online Referral can be made:

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