Social Media Apprentice

Channel 4
03 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
Creative / Design
Start Date


Reports to: Social Media Manager


The Marketing department consists of four teams (marketing, media planning, social media and on-air continuity) which are together responsible for leading a coherent brand strategy for the organisation's network of channels and services including Channel 4, E4, Film4 and All 4; prioritising, planning and implementing all on- and off-air marketing campaigns.

The marketing department sits within the wider Marketing and Communications group (MAC) which also includes Press and Publicity, Corporate Relations and 4Creative.


Reporting into a Social Media Manager, the Social Media Apprentice is key member of the Social Media team, supporting the team to produce campaigns that successfully drive viewers to engage with Channel 4 and assisting with the department's day to day tasks.
  • Social Media Management: Working closely with 4Creative and the Social Media team to coordinate manage and build Channel 4 and E4's social media presence. This will involve devising fresh ideas and bringing them to fruition on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
  • Relationship Management: Build and maintain good relationships with internal departments and external partners. Ensuring they are aware of and supporting marketing activity. This includes 4Creative, Schedules, Viewer Relationship Management, Media Planning and syndicated platforms (e.g. Sky, Virgin, Netflix).
  • Administration: Assisting members of the Social Media team with day-to-day administrative and ad hoc tasks.


Level 3 Junior Content Producer

  • Clear and demonstrable passion for TV and digital content
  • Strong IT skills
  • A good understanding and knowledge of social media
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build positive relationships
  • Understanding of the Channel 4 brand
  • Good sense of initiative, ability to work independently

  • Creative writing

Please note that the assessment day for this role will take place on Tuesday 18th December in London. This is a key part of the recruitment process and you must be able to attend this day if you would like to be considered for this role.


If you are unable to complete a written application form, we want to make the process of applying for one of our opportunities right for you as an individual. If needed we are happy to consider alternative formats of the application form.

For example, you could arrange a phone call with 4Talent for you to speak your answers and a member of the team can scribe, or if you'd like to create a five minute YouTube video/ voice recording, these are also options available. If you have a different alternative, we really welcome your suggestions to ensure you have a fair chance of applying.

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Full Role Description


You must be over 18 years old and a non-degree holder to be eligible to apply for this apprenticeship.

If you are interested in this opportunity at the link below. When you have completed each page please tick the box at the bottom to proceed. Only when all pages are completed and boxes ticked will the 'submit' button appear at the end of the application. Once submitted you can return and edit your application up until the closing date of this apprenticeship.

If you have any questions about this apprenticeship vacancy please email the 4Talent team direct at or using the hashtag #C4apprenticeships

Further information
Celebrating diversity is at the heart of Channel 4's purpose both on-screen and off-screen. Being different is therefore at our core - and we know that recruiting talent from diverse backgrounds encourages our workforce to be vibrant, creative and think differently. Our goal is also to be truly reflective of the makeup of society and we actively recruit from groups that are under-represented in the media sector. So we welcome difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

We have won awards from Stonewall for our work on screen and in the workplace, we are a member of the Business Disability Forum, and we are signed up as a Disability Confident employer with the Department of Work & Pensions. Channel 4 also won the company National Diversity Award - 2016. At the end of 2016 Channel 4 was awarded the National Equality Standard by EY, the only company ever to be placed at the highest level 'Institutionlised Inclusion'.

We understand that disabled people might have concerns about being discriminated against if they declare their disability when applying for a job. If that's you then don't worry - we will judge you on your abilities and fit against the job description. We are happy to discuss with you any adjustments you need to give you a level playing field during recruitment and then, if you're made an offer, we can then discuss with you the adjustments you might need to get on with the job and develop your career. Furthermore we can offer a guaranteed interview to any disabled applicant who meets the essential skills or experience listed above.

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