Who are you?
My name is Jimmy Coutinho and I am now 49.
When did you start working at ODMedia?
I have been working at ODMedia since July 1, 2013.
How did you come to join ODMedia?
I came to OD by sending an email containing an open application. I was then invited for an interview and 15 minutes later I had a job.
What is your educational background and previous work experience?
I’ve been working since I was 16, so I gained a huge amount of experience early on and I am still learning more and more every day.
My background mainly lies in media. I started in a sound studio making sounds for commercials on national radio and TV channels. Audio is at the core of everything I do. Video has always been a big part of this. In the beginning mainly as a hobby and later it also became a large part of my job.
What is your job description?
I started as an 'audio engineer’ and I am currently working as the manager of the OTT department. I manage the team, have contact with new and existing customers about processes. I also prepare quotations and I am a source of information for people.
What do you see as (a) challenge(s)?
The most challenging part of my job is the fact that every day is completely different. Each day has new problems and with these issues new challenges arise. Also making sure that everything is completed within the deadlines is a huge challenge.
Do you have any tips for people who want to apply for your job?
Haha leave your 9-5 mentality at home!
Which key competences are important within your job?
The key competences which are important are keeping a clear overview, patience, foresight and being able to count to 10 😉
What do you do when you are not working?
When I’m not working, I’m busy making music. I play the keyboard in a live band and when I’m not playing live I produce music in my own studio. Also I am also very fond of photography and filming and I am a father of 2 sons.
What are you proud of?
I am proud of who I have become over the years and proud that I am still learning every day to become an even better version of myself both at work and as a person.
So imagine you are 70 years old, what would you like to look back on?
I would like to look back on the fact that I did everything I could to make the most of life. Also I want to be able to recollect being critical of myself when things didn’t go so well. Self-reflection is necessary to get better and improve.
In which four words, how would you describe ODMedia?
Flexible, Professional, Personal, Fun
How do you experience the company culture of ODMedia?
The culture is one of a lot of freedom, responsibility but also as a place of conviviality and togetherness.
Which company activities at ODMedia outside of work do you remember most?
All outings and barbecues. At least what I can remember of them haha.
How did you experience working during the pandemic?
I could still go to the office every day to do my work, which was very nice. Everything became more digital, but very manageable with colleagues who stayed at home to work there. I did not experience working during the pandemic as negative.
What would you tell someone who would like to come and work at ODMedia?
Don’t hesitate and just do it. You will have no regrets!
What did you think of the interview?
I think it was great!