Work Experience Placement – Total Media

We are committed to diversity & inclusion and providing equal opportunities for everyone. We are dedicated to ensuring our processes are free from any form of discrimination or bias, right from the application process to life as part of the Total Media team!

The role
We are offering 4, paid, work experience placements as part of our August cohort, spanning a duration of 2 weeks and based in our Soho office. This will be an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about advertising, wants to learn more about Media Buying and Planning and will be an invaluable opportunity to experience life working across different teams in our thriving agency. The placement will be rotational and the successful candidate will spend time in a number of our exciting and dynamic teams, including but not limited to:
– Digital Marketing Teams (Biddable, Programmatic, SEO)
– Broadcast
– Client Services
– Strategy, Insight & Data
– Support Function
Team placement will be subject to availability, however if you are particularly passionate about a particular area of media we will do our best to accommodate this.

What we are looking for
If you are keen to get into the world of media and advertising, enthusiastic and excited to learn more we would love to hear from you. No prior experience is required, but we are looking for a demonstratable interest in the industry – even if this is just through googling! You must be available Monday-Friday from the 1st August – 12th August for the entirety of the placement and able to travel to our Soho office everyday. You must have the right to work in the UK and be over the age of 18 by the time of the placement, to

How to apply?
If you are interested in applying for this work experience placement, please send your CV to Please also include a short cover letter (no more than 500 words), or video recording up to 3 minutes, answering the following questions:
– Why do you want to get into advertising?
– Tell us something interesting about you!

A bit about us
Total Media is an independent media planning & buying agency which was founded by Mike Sell in April 1982 with a mission to shake up a network dominated industry. 40 years on and we are still proudly independent and Mike is still our Chairman, however we have grown in size with over 130 employees across 3 UK offices in London, Manchester and Solihull, as well as having our own research
consultancy, Behave, and being part of the largest independent media network, Mediaplus. We are the only media agency built on the principles of behavioural science. We combine best in class media, data & research to deliver authentic, creative and effective media solutions that address real influences of people’s behaviour.

We work across the full spectrum of media planning and buying, with fantastic teams dedicated to client servicing, broadcast, digital, data, research and content production. And not forgetting our various teams (D&I, Fun Factory, Green, Outreach, Wellbeing) across the agency who work to promote a happy, healthy and inclusive culture.

Last, but certainly not least, we are hugely proud to be the first UK independent media agency to achieve B Corp UK status, joining a wide range of industries who are dedicated to building a more sustainable economy.