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Paid Social - Early Careers Junior Associate

Location: London, England.
Company Description:

Merkle are a global digital marketing agency, providing best in class Paid Search (PPC), Paid Social and Programmatic (Display) for some of the biggest and best advertisers in the UK such as Hilton, Burberry and Tesco.

We’re looking for 10 logical thinking, passionate and talented graduates to take their first step in the world of digital marketing. We’ve got roles open in each of our marketing channels, and provide comprehensive training to ensure you become experts in your chosen field. Following training, you’ll rapidly build a portfolio of clients that vary by size and industry, helping them meet their business goals, coming up with new and exciting strategies and reporting performance back to your client contacts.

Job Description:

We’ve got opportunities available in the following teams:

Paid Social - Assessment Centre - 10th Jan - Start date TBC

  • Paid Social sees advertisers targeting relevant audiences across platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok and Snapchat with engaging ad formats.
  • The day to day involves: Identifying the right platform for your client, implementing campaigns, measuring performance and budget, working with clients to report results and keeping them at the forefront of the market through new innovative ideas.

The Interview Process

· Application – When you apply you will be asked a couple of questions to showcase your passion in Digital Marketing. If there’s a particular area of marketing from the available opportunities that interests you, feel free to flag it here!

· Phone Interview – If your application is successful, you will be asked to complete a 15-minute phone interview with one of our recruiters and a member of the hiring team, who can answer any questions you have about the role or process. Following these stages, we’ll work to identify the channel that we think best suits your skillset.

· Assessment Centre – Hosted in our London office on the 6th of December, consisting of a structured interview, short individual presentation, as well as a group exercise.


Qualifications (What we are looking for in you)

  • Passion for a career in digital marketing, and the desire to become an expert through training.
  • Strong logic, reasoning and data analysis skills.
  • The ability to work autonomously but also as part of a wider team.
  • A keen eye for detail and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • The right to live and work in the UK.

What we can offer in return

  • Comprehensive training and career development opportunities, with access to courses, coaching and hosted training sessions.
  • Two volunteer days per year, as well as three wellness days for every employee.
  • Free fruit and cereal available, as well as a fridge stocked with beers, wines and soft drinks.
  • Regular social events.
  • Hybrid working between the office and home.
  • A selection of other benefits including private medical insurance, company pension, life insurance, season ticket loans and discounts for hundreds of retailers
Additional Information:

A few of the benefits

Whether it’s the joy of working with people at the top of their game or the Merkle social calendar, people love working here – and we hope you will too

  • Flexible hybrid working with wonderful central London office location
  • Comprehensive training and career development opportunities, with access to courses, coaching and hosted training sessions.
  • Private Medical Insurance, Company Pension, life insurance, and other corporate benefits
  • A selection of other benefits includes 3 wellness days, birthday day off and 2 volunteer days.
  • Regular social events

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At Merkle, a dentsu company, we believe that creating diverse and balanced teams is not just a moral imperative, it is a business imperative. To help our clients reach millions of different people every day, we need our people to reflect the society that we represent.

We aim to create an inclusive culture where all talent thrives, and we champion meaningful progress in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for our people, clients and partners.

DEI is firmly embedded into our shared values - the 8 Ways to Never Before - and our Leadership Framework, which applies to all of our people. And our Global DEI Principles reflect our pledge to be an organisation that promotes wellbeing and inclusivity for everyone - regardless of ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender (incl. gender identity and gender expression), age, neurodiversity or physical ability. 

We are proud of what makes us different and encourage applicants from all different backgrounds to apply to join us. We are always happy to discuss all flexible and agile approached to working and should you have any reasonable adjustment needs arising from a disability or medical condition to fully participate in the recruitment process, please discuss this with our recruitment teams.

More Information:

Graduate Opportunities: Whether you're still studying, recently graduated or are already working and fancy a career hop, we could have a perfect opportunity for you.
Experienced Hires: Leverage your expertise, challenge the status quo and grow your career at Merkle.