Publishing & Partnership Apprentice

Job description

The position sits within the Investment team at UM. The team is responsible for the planning and buying of all ATL media: TV, BVOD, Cinema, Radio and Publishing (print + digital), as well as the management of cross media partnerships.
Publishing & Partnership Apprentice is a duel Publishing & Partnerships role. The main function of the role will be to support the team implementing and monitoring print campaigns as well as cross media partnerships.
The successful candidate will work across all of UM’s clients including J&J, Fitbit, Amex and Just Eat
We work collaboratively with our Research, Studios, Broadcast. Digital and Planning departments to create top class partnerships that deliver meaningful results for our clients’ businesses.

Project Management and administration (70%)
Supporting project management across all partnerships from initial booking stage to post campaign analysis.
Preparing post campaign reports for publishing campaigns and partnerships.
Day to day client admin including, booking system updates, reconciliation and campaign reporting.

Publishing and Partnership Buying (20%)
Assisting with the delivery of daily, weekly and monthly targets for campaigns
Assisting with the negotiation with media owners
Developing agency relationships with key media owners

Implementational Planning (10%)
Preparing implementational detail on print and partnership plans
Gaining a thorough understanding of the role of the campaign within a client’s overall communication strategy

We are seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working and curious individual that will contribute to make UM the most exciting place to work.
Numeracy, and the confidence to handle significant investment sums (>£1m)
Ability to work as part of a team but also be self-motivating and willing to take on responsibility
Excellent communication and negotiation with the ability to overcome barriers
Methodical and meticulous approach
MS Excel and PowerPoint to intermediate level
A passion for AV is essential

The Package

We guarantee that your career with us will be varied and exciting. Every day in this fast-paced environment presents a different challenge and if you work smart and are the best at what you do, your time here will produce endless possibilities for your future.
You will get our support in developing your skills at every step of your career journey with us. Your manager will help you create a tailored career path and through our in-house experts, and online performance management and learning and development tool, you will have access to a wide range of internal and external courses. In addition to this there are always plenty of internal sessions on the latest developments in the industry, e-learning courses, bite-size learning sessions and on the job training and development.
We aim to provide all of our people with a supportive and fun work environment where you can develop your full potential and benefit from the broad range of opportunities within the agency both in the UK and globally.
When you join us, we want to make sure you feel valued – and that you are rewarded for your fantastic work. So we also offer a range of benefits:
25 days annual leave. In addition to your annual holiday entitlement, the office usually closes between Christmas & New Year
Additional holiday for long service
Group Income Protection (after 2 years’ service)
Life Assurance
Private Medical Insurance or Health Cash Plan (dependent on level)
Group Personal Pension Plan with matched contributions from 3-6%
Core Hours (Mon-Thurs, flexible start/finish times)
Early finish Fridays
Generous Maternity & Paternity Pay
Balance wellbeing programme, including subsidised monthly massages
Paid time off for Volunteering
Independent mortgage advice
Financial education
Employee Assistance Programme
Interest free season ticket loan
Free breakfast
Subsidised Café
Free eye tests
Regular Bar Night
Retail discounts
Flexible benefits including Dental, Travel insurance, Ride2Work, GymFlex and many more!

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The Agency

We are dynamic, empowered and entrepreneurial.
We pride ourselves in being an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we believe in. IPG Mediabrands are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications regardless of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or belief.
UM London is a media communications agency located in Clerkenwell, the creative heart of London. We employ over 100 curious minds and have UK media billings in excess of £250m.
At UM we strive for better – because simply being “different” is not enough. We live by the code “Better Science. Better Art. Better Outcomes.” and deliver on that promise by using better science to create better art to drive business momentum for our brands.
UM operates in over 100 countries across the globe where industry leading data and analytics power our innovative approach to planning, investment, and custom content creation. The result is an audience first approach that discovers, defines, and disseminates the moments that matter in media to foster better connections between brands and their audience.
Our focus on being better fuels our successful partnerships with many UK and global companies including J&J, Go Pro, Fuller’s, Tourism Australia, The Economist, Premier Inn and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
As part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG), UM has 151 offices in over 100 countries and employs 4,800 creative thinkers and doers.

We’re proud to offer each client a bespoke service, with an offering that goes way beyond traditional media planning & buying.
Keeping our client’s business objectives at the heart of all we do, we offer expertise across business management, insight & analytics, data solutions, media strategy, planning, creative solutions, content creation, buying, mobile, search & social, barter and capital investment programmes.
We have industry-leading opinion formers heading up each area, and are committed to providing the right mix between marketing intelligence, audience insight, creativity, and shrewd media investment to give our clients the best opportunity to grow their business.