Runner (Short term contract)

Jobs in digital marketing

Runners have been the work experience ways-in to the media industry for decades and this short term work experience placement (1-6 weeks) will give an energetic internet or marketing enthusiast the opportunity to gain insight into the world of digital media and marketing, and its important and evolving role in the professional and commercial landscape. You’ll be helping a team of digital strategists in Covent Garden who work on world-famous brands. This is an unpaid role but travel expenses will be covered.

Typical tasks include
This work experience placement will be varied and diverse in the sorts of things you might end up doing and could include this sort of thing:

- Running errands in Covent Garden like printing training material or supplies for clients
- Researching online to find material for case studies of brands that are doing seriously cool stuff on the web (and those that aren’t!)
- Writing – if you’re good at it and you enjoy it, you could even be writing some of these case studies yourself
- Online research into what and how our clients are using the web - we need to know everything about what our clients are doing online including YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, etc. We might ask you to do some thorough research into what they are putting out there to help us understand what they’re doing well and which areas need improvement
- Collating feedback from client training workshops
- Proofing material
- Generally helping out whenever needed!

Key competencies
• Enthusiasm
• ‘Can-do’ attitude and always happy to get stuck in and help others
• Hard-working and have good attention to detail
• A regular user of social media
• Polite and confident at communicating with people at all work levels
• Some experience using Microsoft Power Point, Word and Excel would be good
• Good academic results or predictions

How to apply?

Email your CV and covering letter to As we are recruiting for several roles please include “Digital Trainer & Strategist” in the subjectline. Only contact us by email please.

No recruitment agencies please

We like to talk directly with candidates so we can understand your needs, interests and fit with our team. Only direct applications from candidates will be considered. If agencies are needed we will use our existing roster.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

We will aim to reply to your application within two weeks. Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. We hope you'll understand.

Closing Date

The closing date for all applications is 28th November. Applications received after this date won’t be considered.

About us

For over 15 years, Digital Strategy Consulting has been helping global brands and online pureplays get their digital product, content and social media strategies right. We partner with large organisations to create or refine their digital strategy, develop the capability of their teams and deploy digital training programmes. We work with marketers who are at the top of their game in sectors including FMCG, pharma, finance, retail, children’s toys, technology and online media. From our base in London we work in more than 60 countries and are recognised as world-class in accelerating brands and the teams behind them.

Our people

We’re a leading edge team that enjoys the challenge of helping make the best businesses in the world even better. It’s a fast, stimulating environment, and one you’ll learn from as well as contribute to. We’re a close team, young in attitude, proud of what we achieve, and hungry to help our clients leap forward in their skills and strategies. We have high ideals for how we work, and are deeply respected by our clients. Between client projects, we give back our skills to social causes, donating time to government policymakers, charities and industry regulators. The people who will fit best with us are the people who share these passions.

What is it like working at Digital Strategy and the Digital Training Academy?

We have cutting-edge thinking that will keep you ahead of the market. Working with leading global brands will prove insightful, inspiring, demanding and rewarding. We pride ourselves in developing ground-breaking digital thinking about how organisations can accelerate in this space. We are recognised as a world-class specialist, and remain independent of the global agency networks. The Digital Strategy Consulting group was created by the founder of the Internet Advertising Bureau and has helped brands and agencies in more than 60 countries.

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