Communications / Digital Media Trainee

Job description

This is a full-time permanent-role training scheme for ambitious graduates or those with equivalent qualifications/experience, looking to establish a career in media planning and buying, culminating in a role as a Media Executive. You will receive on-the-job and external training and develop a range of skills to enable you to excel in this exciting industry. This scheme is a key career entry point and a significant number of the existing team began their career on the scheme.

As a Communications Planning Trainee your role will encompass multi-media planning and client servicing. This will involve developing audience and category insights that will help dictate the correct approach for media and advertising campaigns, briefing specialist digital and AV teams and planning, booking, managing and reporting on various paid media activities.

As a Digital Media Trainee your job will be to plan, implement, manage, and report on digital media campaigns for a variety of clients as digital activity plays an increasingly important role in today’s media mix. Working in the Digital team alongside Communications Planners, trading specialists and suppliers, you will learn how to plan across a number of online media channels, including social media, online video, display and paid search.

In both roles you will be expected to create media schedules and other client-ready documents, so numeracy and attention to detail is paramount. Successful candidates will be trained to use a variety of tools and programs in order to reach our client’s campaign objectives for brand and direct response activities. The right candidates will progress rapidly within a structured development programme.

We expect high standards and not all trainees will complete the 6-month probation period but those that do will have the experience and training to forge a successful career.

The Package

As well as a competitive salary we offer an excellent benefits package including flexi-working for all staff, private medical insurance and an annual performance based bonus scheme.

The Agency

We’re Freethinkers – working with clients for the past 10 years to deliver media effectiveness and manage transformation. Born in the digital age, we are one of the fastest growing media agencies in the UK. With offices in Manchester and Edinburgh, Republic of Media is an agency with an emphasis on creativity combined with commercial focus. We specialise in communication planning, media buying, brand building, digital media and innovation.

We plan and buy advertising space on behalf of clients such as bet365, Beaverbrooks, Landsec, Cambridge Weight Plan and many others. We are a talented and fast-growing team, currently of 67 people.