As a trainee you will work 4 days in our Ballina office and have 1 day study leave to obtain your Cert IV in Marketing and Communication at TAFE Digital. You will do the coursework in your own pace. This will also determine how quickly or slowly you finish your traineeship. Our past trainees have finished TAFE in a bit under 1 year.

You will be trained on the job in all aspects of marketing, marketing automation, design, web design and also get insights into the busy world of a MarTech agency. You will be assigned a work buddy who will help you finding your feet and learning your tools. Your manager will also check in with you on a weekly basis to coach and mentor you through this exciting new phase in your life. While you are learning about the world of MarTech, you will explore different specialisation pathways and decide at some point which area of specialisation excites you most. We will then set up a training plan and progression framework to assist you growing into a role past the traineeship.

This entry level position will be your first stepping stone into a new career. Our progression framework allows each team member to climb the career ladder within a reasonable time, learn new skills and become an expert in their field.

We are all a bunch of misfits. Not one of us has studied marketing and many of us had a career in a different line of work and industry before coming to 4DP. Inclusivity and diversity are at the heart of our culture at Four Drunk Parrots. We know that embracing people from diverse backgrounds and experiences creates a wonderful workplace and better outcomes for all. We make our hiring decisions based on experience and passion, not whether you tick all the boxes. We recognise that making reasonable adjustments is important and we are happy to provide them if you are keen to apply. We also encourage you to let us know the pronouns you use at any point during the recruitment process.

We welcome

  • women returning from maternity leave
  • people who have studied abroad and find it hard to get a foot in the door in Australia
  • mature learners
  • people who are looking for a career change

We also welcome anyone

  • finishing school and looking to make their first career move
  • students who are bored of textbook university and want to get some real life experience


About the Role

The Marketing Trainee will be reporting to the Marketing Manager. You will learn:

  • Social Media Marketing & Audience Building
  • Digital & Programmatic Advertising
  • Creating & Designing Websites
  • Graphic Design for Print / Online
  • Customer Relationship Management Systems and Marketing Automation
  • Inbound Marketing & SEO
  • MarTech systems, processes and applications
  • How to use business as a force for good
  • Why this is truly a great place to work


Main Tasks

  • Contribute to ongoing digital marketing and social media across a wide range of channels
  • Plan and write compelling copy for newsletters, social media, brochures, websites etc
  • Create and curate engaging accessible content
  • Develop and grow online engagement, ensuring appropriate tone, aesthetic and accessibility of content
  • Monitor and track social media activity, providing powerful analytics and reporting
  • Website development, design and maintenance
  • Experiment with video production
  • Provide customer service, logistical and administrative support
  • Provide marketing and sales support


Other Duties

  • Show up for yourself – on time and be well presented (especially when client-facing)
  • Respond within 24 hours to emails, Asana tasks & conversations, and Slack messages from clients and team members
  • Manage tasks in Asana and keep them up to date
  • Meet internal and external deadlines
  • Inform team members regarding availability in a timely manner
  • Engage proactively with team members and clients
  • Work as a team player and generally be helpful


We are looking for someone who

  • is in it for the long-haul
  • is self-organised, experienced and interested in managing projects & team members
  • is focused on big-picture objectives
  • has an interest in Programmatic, AI, UX, CX, Data Analytics, Design and Digital
  • is a critical and creative thinker
  • can transfer knowledge to unknown scenarios
  • is a problem solver with a can-do attitude
  • is interested in the tech space
  • is passionate about helping others
  • is a team player
  • who is a natural multitasker
  • comes with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • has the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite tools, Remote Work tools, Cloud Drive, or any software/tools required by the operations
  • comes with excellent verbal and written communication skills and advanced proficiency in English
  • has excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • has a basic understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as recordkeeping and filing
  • can work well under pressure and tight deadlines


Desired Competencies

We make the most of today and always look to tomorrow for new and exciting opportunities. We get involved, roll up our sleeves, and make things happen. It’s our shared belief that we can make a difference in the lives of everyone we touch – from our backyard to the world.

  • Be in it for the long haul
  • Care for our planet, our community and our clients
  • Act with integrity – which basically means, do what you say you will do
  • Hone your craft aka be a craftsman
  • Be willing to learn


Personal Attributes 

The person will need to be comfortable in creating their own way and making this role their own by collaborating effectively to align strategy and direction.

If you can make mean cocktails, own a parrot or can pitch a tent by yourself, you are our kind of person.

If this sounds like you please send an email to Sonja Ceri at [email protected] or give us a buzz 02 6686 0117.