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Kivvit Digital Trainee in New York, New York


Digital Trainee


Multiple Locations


April 2022


$39,000 ($18.75/hour)

Kivvit is seeking a paid Trainee to support the Digital Strategy team. The Trainee will develop skills in any or all of the constituent tasks: social media campaign planning & execution, developing & testing ad creative, ad operations, budgeting & media buying, general digital marketing, and advertising & website reporting.

who you are

  • You have more than a passing interest in how brands use social media to communicate

  • You enjoy knowing what goes on behind the scenes of the best ad campaigns and has strong opinions about what wrong on some of the worst.

  • You’re eager to work on projects within a diverse set of industries including education, energy, public advocacy, tech, sports, healthcare, politics, non-profit sector, and start-up space.

    what you’ll do

    As a Digital Strategy Trainee on the team, you will:

  • Develop strategy and tactics to address client public affairs needs through paid and organic social & digital media

  • Create, manage, and optimize social and digital media campaigns using Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/LinkedIn/Pinterest/Snapchat/Google advertising platforms.

  • Conduct keyword and demographic research to inform targeting strategies within contextual advertising campaigns.

  • Use analytics tools Google Analytics, Crimson Hexagon, Meltwater, and Simply Measured to create dashboards, reports, and other documents to update internal staff and clients as to campaign results.

  • Work with our team of in-house designers, developers and videographers to develop ads that compel people to take action.

    your experience

    As a qualified candidate, you have experience in all areas below:

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Digitally-savvy with a background and/or education in digital marketing, social media advertising, and digital analytics.

  • Demonstrable aptitude, interest in, and passion for digital marketing and/or digital political campaigning.

  • Knowledge of and at least some experience with the advertising interfaces on Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Google AdWords, etc.

  • Knowledge of and least some experience with Google Analytics, Tag Manager, Search Console, and other website tools in the Google suite.

  • Comfort with basic stats and the ability to use data to show why, for example, one ad is performing better than another

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, especially Powerpoint and Excel

    As an exceptional candidate, you possess many of the following attributes:

  • Some experience with the Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have experience and/or demonstrable aptitude with some of the following tools and disciplines: Facebook Business Manager, Twitter Ads, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, Simply Measured, Crimson Hexagon, Meltwater, other web and advertising analytics tools & platforms

    Compensation and Credits: Trainees work a full-time schedule and are compensated at a competitive hourly rate. The term of the traineeship is usually 3-6 months. Credits will be assigned based on your school's policies (if applicable).

    Who we are

    Kivvit is a nationally-recognized, award winning and fast-growing public affairs and strategic communications firm with offices in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New Jersey, New York City and Washington, D.C. The firm’s entrepreneurial culture is led by professionals with decades of experience in government, politics, journalism, non-profits, industry and advocacy campaigns.

    We are committed to building the agency of the future and invested in creating a culture that fosters collaboration, creativity, and innovation across our teams. Our success delivering on these priorities has earned Kivvit significant recognition as Public Affairs Firm of the Year (Reed Awards), Most Innovative Agency (Bulldog PR Awards), North American Digital Agency of the Year (PRovoke), and a Best Agency to Work For (PRovoke).

    Kivvit cares about our team’s quality of life outside of work. That’s why we offer a uniquely rich benefits package that includes:

    • 100% Company-paid medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

  • 401(k) match and profit sharing

  • Annual wellness stipend

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • 12 paid company holidays per year, 22 days individual paid time off

  • Early close every summer Friday

    Team Kivvit prides itself on the kind of innovation that is only achieved through inclusive collaboration and equal opportunity. Maintaining a diverse staff of first class talent (including those from BIPOC, LGBTQ communities, and others from traditionally underrepresented groups), and conferring a sense of value and belonging on each team member is central to our mission as expert communicators. Candidates need not possess every attribute listed above to qualify for a role. If you identify with this profile but don’t quite meet all of the criteria we strongly encourage you to apply to joining our winning team!

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