Media Trainee Digital Edinburgh

Job Details

Job Title Digital Media Trainee (Ref: EDI126)
Line Manager Simon Watson, Head of Digital
Salary £17,500
Department Digital
Location Ponton St, Edinburgh
Hours 37.5 per week
Contract Permanent (3 month probationary period)

Job Purpose

At Republic of Media, the Digital Team sit at the heart of the agency as digital plays an increasingly important role in the media mix to reach today’s highly connected consumer. As a Digital Media Trainee the main function of your job will be to assist in the planning, buying, implementation, management and reporting of digital media campaigns for a variety of clients.

This is a graduate role so the right candidate will progress rapidly within a structured training and development programme.

Job Description

The role of a Digital Media Trainee is to support the Digital Team. You will be trained to use various media digital tools, and taught how the digital media buying industry works. You will develop significant skills in the set-up, management and optimisation and reporting of digital media campaigns. This will include activity that comprises of online video, display, paid search and social media across all internet connected devices. You will also be responsible for analysing data from multiple sources to generate insights that feed into media planning decisions and strategies. Developing good relationships with media owners will be key as your career in the company progresses as negotiation of digital buys will play a key part of the role. You will be expected to create media schedules and other client documents so accuracy is paramount.

Required Competencies

Required Competency Our Expectation:
Communication
Accurate written and verbal communication is essential. You should be able to articulate ideas and thoughts in an effective and concise manner. We expect you to make positive contributions to the business in both agency and client meetings.
Knowledge
This is an entry level role suitable for a recent graduate or someone with some experience or interest in the industry. Previous work experience is not a necessity, but an interest and enthusiasm for advertising, and particularly digital media is welcome and would be advantageous. A relevant degree in marketing, maths, statistics, economics, or digital media (for example) would be beneficial, but is not necessary.
General
There is a requirement to deal with large amounts of data accurately so ideally our Digital Media Trainee will be both analytical and highly numerate.  You will have an inquisitive nature and be interested in consumer behaviour.

Who are Republic of Media?

Republic of Media is an independent communication planning and media buying agency with offices in Manchester and Edinburgh.  An expert team of media planners and buyers, we deliver effective business orientated solutions that generate sales growth for clients in sectors including gambling, retail, FMCG and public sector.  Our values define who we are and the type of people we’re looking for: Progressive, United, Open, Fun and Agile.

An IPA (institute of practitioners in advertising) member agency, we have been trading for over 5 years and are one of the fastest growing media agencies in the UK. We guarantee a structured programme of personal development to enable you to develop a succesful career in media, a competitive salary, plus the challenge and excitement of joining an ambitious, fast growing agency.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th September.

Contact details: Apply by sending a CV and covering letter quoting Job Ref: EDI126to simonw@republicofmedia.co.uk