Media Trainee Manchester

Job Details

Job Title Media Trainee (Ref: 200)
Line Manager Leigh Herbert, Head of Client Services
Salary £17,500 + benefits
Department Comms Planning
Location 26 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 7AQ
Hours 37.5 per week
Contract Permanent (3 month probationary period)

 Job Purpose

As a media trainee at Republic of Media, your job will be to assist in the planning and buying of advertising communications campaigns for our clients.  Working in the comms planning team, you will be in a client-facing role while also developing skills as a media planner and buyer.  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 media trainee is to analyse data from multiple sources to generate insights that feed into media planning decisions and strategies.  As a graduate trainee, you’ll be trained in various media analysis tools, and taught how the media buying industry works.  Understanding consumers is at the core of our business.  You’ll be expected to create media schedules and other client documents so accuracy is paramount.  Managing data, you will support the comms planning and account handling team and help them respond to client briefs to get the best results for the campaign. You will build key external relationships with a variety of media owners across all media including TV, digital, press, outdoor and radio

Required Competencies

Required Competency Our Expectation:
Communication 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. Written communication must be of a very high standard and the candidate should be confident when speaking to clients, media owners and other stakeholders both in person and on the phone.
Knowledge This is an entry level role suitable for a recent graduate (minimum 2.2 degree required) so previous work experience is not a necessity, but an interest and enthusiasm for advertising, and particularly digital media is welcome.  A relevant degree in marketing, media studies, or digital media (for example) would be beneficial.
There is a requirement to deal with large amounts of data accurately so ideally our Media Trainee will be both analytical and highly numerate.
You will have an inquisitive nature and be interested in consumer behaviour. Enthusiasm and passion for what we do will be crucial.

Who are Republic of Media?

Republic of Media is an independent communications planning and media buying agency with offices in Manchester and Edinburgh.  We provide effective solutions across paid communications channels to advertisers in various sectors including FMCG, sport, gambling, finance, public sector and more. Republic of Media delivers market-leading performance through value-focussed buying, backed by understanding and insights. Our company values define us pretty well: we are Progressive, Open, Fun, United and Agile.

An IPA (institute of practitioners in advertising) member agency, we have been trading for nearly 6 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 carve a career in media, a competitive salary, plus the challenge and excitement of joining a fast growing agency.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24th January.

Contact details: Apply by sending a CV and covering letter quoting Job Ref: 200 to