How to become an advertising media buyer
You can get into this job through:
- a university course
- working towards this role
You could get into advertising with any degree subject, although some employers may prefer a relevant subject like:
- advertising and marketing
- statistics or operational research
- communication and media studies
- business or management
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree
You could start in a junior position like office assistant in a small advertising agency and work your way up through training and promotion.
You'll find it useful to get experience to help you understand the industry and to meet people who may help you find paid work. You could try:
- work experience
- temporary employment
You could contact agencies directly to ask about placements, and make industry contacts through social networking sites like Twitter or LinkedIn.