Essence, part of industry leader GroupM, is a global data and measurement-driven agency that blends data science, objective media and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers. Clients include Google, YouTube, Subway, Bandai Namco, Fri:day and Discovery Communications. The agency is more than 1,800 people strong, manages over $4B in media spend and deploys campaigns in 106 markets via its global offices throughout North America, EMEA and APAC.

For our team in Düsseldorf we are looking for a

Trainee Media Activation (m/f/d)

About the role:

The Trainee Media Activation is responsible for contributing to the execution of biddable media activity that includes Search, Programmatic Display, Paid Social, Online Video and Display media bought on a reservation basis. This involves building strong cross-channel knowledge and developing supplier relationships to support flawless delivery of testing plans & media plans via analysis, optimization and campaign management. The Trainee Media Activation will develop their knowledge of different Biddable channels and platforms (as well as knowledge of reservation-based media buying) over time to achieve practitioner-level knowledge and skills across multiple channels, meaning flexible and adaptable working is at the core of this role. In addition, the Trainee Media Activation will gain knowledge about the technical background of digital media campaigns and how to build the set up.

The traineeship is an intense training on the job program that goes along with wide learning opportunities in our Essence Academy. As a result, you will become a digital expert in the supremely dynamic media environment.

The Trainee Activation will be embedded in the Düsseldorf Client team with a high degree of international
collaboration with our headquarter in London.

Some of the things we'd like you to do:

  • Take responsibility to set-up our client’s digital campaigns according to global best practice Guidelines
  • Consult our clients on audience specific media buying in tools like Google DV360, Facebook Business Manager or Google Ads
  • Monitoring, data maintenance and report on basic check on digital campaigns with unique Essence tools to spend our client’s media budget in the most efficient way
  • Interpretation of media campaign impact on specific client goals and transformation into new solutions for client Business
  • Development of sustainable test- and learn agendas for continuous improvement of our media activities
  • Coordination of our stakeholders like data provider and creative agencies as well as support of publisher deal negotiations
  • In cooperation with our Activation Manager team you will strategically plan and execute tailored data driven media campaigns

A bit about yourself:

  • University degree or comparable education with a focus on economics or career changers with relevant industry experience
  • A passion for everything digital, with an active interest and understanding of online advertising industry Trends
  • Excellent organizational skills, diligent and attentive to Detail
  • Ability to identify challenges and transforming them into Solutions
  • Very good analytical skills, strong motivation to succeed and eager to learn
  • Demonstrating a high degree of accuracy while managing your own workload even when under pressure
  • Proficiency in all MS Office and first knowledge Google Suite programs


What you can expect from Essence:

Essence’s mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. We do this by employing the world’s very best talents to solve some of the toughest challenges of today’s digital marketing landscape. It’s important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own: genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful. As an Essence employee, we promise you an entrepreneurial environment and workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work with the most innovative advertisers in the world.
If you feel that you are the right person and meet the necessary requirements for the job, send us your meaningful application documents, motivation, curriculum vitae, salary expectations and earliest starting date. We are looking forward to receiving your application in English or German.

Verica Vukic
+49 211 9387 3053