Media Assistant – Client Services, Newcastle

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Carat is part of the Dentsu Aegis Network which operates across 110 countries with 300 offices and 36,000 staff and is the world’s leading independent media planning & buying specialist and the market-leader in digital and non-traditional media solutions. Carat defined the sector when we were established as the world’s first media independent in 1968. We are now Europe’s largest media network, a position we have held for more than 15 years.

Today, advances in digital technology and changing consumer behaviour has created an era of unprecedented complexity and opportunity for clients. Media is now an ecosystem that includes bought, owned and earned communications. In this new era, Carat is leading and shaping the industry once again, redefining media in new ways to deliver outstanding results and value to clients.

The Carat Newcastle office was established in 2011 and has enjoyed impressive growth over the last 4 years. We moved into new premises in April and several key staff appointments planned across the summer 2015 will further equip us to provide unrivalled local knowledge, focus and service backed up by international scale and specialist expertise to our blue chip clients including: Barker & Stonehouse, Benfield Motor Group, Smoke Free North East, Intu Metrocentre, Intu Eldon Square and Greggs.

We are looking for the brightest and best North East students to join our graduate programme offering the opportunity to work across on and offline media strategy with some of the UK’s biggest advertisers, playing a key role in the development, management and analysis of campaigns while working closely with global media owners such as Google, News International, Bauer, Global Radio, ITV, Channel 4, FIVE & Skymedia.

To be clear, we don’t produce creative! As media specialists we have a thorough understanding of our client’s objectives in order to devise the most innovative advertising strategy to achieve their goals and maximise return on investment for their businesses.

You will play a pivotal role in linking our clients and the agency, managing client needs right through from administrative tasks to campaign work. You will have a passion for your clients businesses in understanding who their target audiences are, how and where they consume media, and crucially what influences their behaviours, in order to provide best in class media proposals.

You will work in a fast paced environment and an ever-evolving media landscape, meaning no two days are ever the same. To excel in this role you need to be highly numerate, attentive to detail, a great communicator with an inquisitive mind and a fascination with media consumption, but most of all you will have a passion for delivering exceptional service.

The position is part of our graduate scheme, the starting salary is £15,500.

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