Company:                               Buzz Media
Apprenticeship Role:          Advertising & Social Media Executive
Location:                                 Cardiff

About the Organisation

Buzzlogoonline-e1452163930522Buzz Magazine is South Wales’ leading free monthly entertainment magazine, and has been for 25 years. Covering Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, the Valleys, Gwent and West Glamorgan, Buzz is the definitive guide to what’s on and happening in art, theatre, music, clubs, fashion and sport.

25,000 copies of Buzz are distributed every month to all key information centres, hotels, clubs, bars, restaurants, museums, theatres, galleries, record stores and universities. is Buzz Magazine’s online face, and covers events and topics all across Wales. It features everything in the magazine, Buzz TV documentaries and short films, content from our team of dedicated bloggers, photography, listings, and more. Buzz is also available on Google Play Newsstand.

Job Description

Advertising & Social Media Exec for Buzz Media

Your main duties are to assist the publisher and the buzz team to secure sponsorship and advertising for Buzz magazine, buzz website and buzz TV and work closely with the team.

Responsibilities of the role will include:-

Buzz Magazine

  • Assisting with the sales and marketing of the magazine to existing contacts and securing new contacts
  • Keeping an accurate record for clients and any databases you are required to update.
  • Marketing of the magazine to clients and new customers
  • Assist in any events, launches and invites that Buzz has been asked to attend.
  • Write where necessary press releases.

Social Media & Website

  • Assist the editor with the continual updating of the Buzz website.
  • Maintain sections are updated regularly
  • Look after sponsored links
  • Maintaining the listings
  • Assist in online and social media campaigns
  • Social media monitoring
  • Analytics
  • Content Creation (VIDEO)

Buzz TV

  • Liaising with a varied range of people.
  • Organising interviews and meetings
  • Preparing and organising schedules and contracts
  • Overseeing cues, timings and continuity during recording
  • Assist in budgeting
  • Assist with the behind camera preparation’s before filming
  • Be available to go on shoots and manage productions for the director.

Key Skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptability
  • Enthusiasm
  • Determination
  • Perseverance
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Administrative skills
  • IT skills

An understanding of Word press and its functions, twitter, face book, You Tube/Vimeo.

An interest in magazines, digital content creation, online channels, filming, and video production an advantage, also a keen interest culture, art, music, food & drink, social issues, entertainment and local issues.


Whilst working for Buzz Media you will be completing a 15-month Higher Level (4) Apprenticeship in Advertising and Marketing Communications.


The exact salary for this role is the National Minimum Apprentice Allowance, which is £3.40 per hour for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship. Those aged 19 years or over will be eligible for at least the National Minimum Wage for their age group once their first 12 months as an Apprentice has been completed.

For more information on the minimum wage, visit

How to Apply

Download and complete the application form and diversity monitoring form for this role.  Once completed, attach both forms to an email and send to You will receive confirmation that your application has been received once it has been checked by a member of staff.

If you have not had a response within 24 hours (not including weekends), please phone 07843 779870.

If you have questions about the apprenticeship programme, please check the FAQ on the web site.

Closing Date

1200 on Monday 31st October, 2016.

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