Creative Access
PR and digital marketing trainee

PR and digital marketing trainee

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 24/07/2024
Comms / Marketing / PR
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Disabled | Lower Socio-Economic Status | Undergoing gender reassignment

Closing date for applications: 24th July at 11.59pm

Salary: London Living Wage

Start date: Mid-August 2024

Contract duration: 3 months

Hours: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Location: Hybrid with 3 days / week in the office


This is an incredible opportunity for an enthusiastic culture lover to take their first step on the career ladder at one of the country’s leading culture, books, arts and heritage agencies.  

Award-winning integrated communications agency Midas has proudly run digital and PR campaigns for some of the most-loved creative brands, events, storytellers and illustrators in the UK. Its clients include the likes of Audible, Affordable Art Fair, Henley Festival, literary prizes like the Wolfson History Prize, publishing industry corporate comms for The London Book Fair and publishers including Headline, Pan Macmillan and Penguin Random House.

The Midas training programme is aimed at helping talented individuals with an interest in books, arts and culture develop their PR and digital marketing skills by working alongside and learning from a team of highly experienced publicists and digital experts on active campaigns. The successful entry-level candidate will be given hands on training to learn the fundamentals of PR and digital marketing in a friendly and inclusive environment. 

At the end of the placement, trainees will be prepared for and supported in finding a role in the industry. Previous Midas trainees have gone on to work at some of the UK’s leading cultural organisations including the BBC, BAFTA, British Council, Penguin, Macmillan, Glyndebourne, Southbank, Bonnier, Imperial War Museum and many more. 

You won’t just be shadowing behind the scenes; you’ll be getting stuck in and learning on the job.


Key activities

  • Understanding the media landscape and how to create stories that make the news
  • Writing press releases and pitches
  • Attending brainstorming sessions
  • Researching interesting storylines and hooks to help build pitches, features and social media content for clients
  • Supporting with preparing clients for media interviews
  • Attending launch events and networking with journalists and influencers
  • Working as part of a close-knit team to deliver results
  • Understanding the digital marketing field, the latest trends, and how to build brands on social media
  • Building blogger and influencer lists to collaborate with
  • Researching suppliers for event coverage (e.g. photographers, videographers, studios)
  • Supporting with social media audits, strategy, and profile management
  • Social listening, analytics, and tracking the progress of digital campaigns
  • Collating, analysing and evaluating media coverage
  • Contributing to the success of a series of high-profile PR and digital marketing campaigns at Midas.


What we are looking for

  • A demonstrable passion for one (or more!) of the industries we work across (books, arts & culture, entertainment)
  • An interest and knowledge in the media, as well as in social media/digital marketing/communications
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • A meticulous eye for detail
  • Thriving on a busy environment, you’ll be an enthusiastic team player with a can-do attitude.


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:


This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, those undergoing gender reassignment / transitioning and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Level of experience

  • Entry