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Digital Media Trainee

11 November 2021

Full time (37 hours per week), fixed term contract 2 years, base location Stornoway office

Grade A, £18,013 – £19,702 per annum, includes pension provision & gym membership

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic learner to join the team at MG ALBA in the role of Digital Media Trainee. Based within our Operations Department, the postholder will gain work experience covering the entire workflow for broadcast & multiplatform programmes. The postholder will also gain comprehensive training and work experience across the departments.

If you have an interest in the multimedia creative sector and are a strong team player, motivated with a willingness to learn and work within a busy and growing team then we would love to hear from you. You will be fully supported with a comprehensive training plan and personal and professional development over the course of the contract.

Who are we?

MG ALBA, Scotland’s Gaelic Media Service, operates the Gaelic television channel BBC ALBA in partnership with the BBC. Our Operational Plan for 2021/22 provides important information about our aims and outcomes for this year.

Where are we?

We have offices in Stornoway and Glasgow. The post is based at our facility in Stornoway.

Other interesting information about working for MG ALBA

  • Nominated as one of the best places to work in broadcasting in the UK for 5 consecutive years
  • Investors in People (Platinum) & Investors in Young People (Gold)
  • We offer 25 days annual leave + 12 days public holidays
  • We pay 10% to a pension scheme for you, and add 5% if you match it
  • To encourage healthy lifestyles we offer gym membership
  • We have family-friendly & flexible working practices and offer a cycle to work scheme

Interested? Next Steps

Please refer to the Job Application Pack.

To apply, please submit a covering letter and your CV detailing your skills, knowledge and capabilities, paying particular attention to the Person Specification. We welcome hearing about your competency and experiences from both employed and voluntary roles. If you would like an informal discussion on the role and the opportunity, please contact Claire Macleod, HR Adviser on and we will arrange for a call at a mutually convenient time.

Formal applications should be submitted by 12pm Friday 26 November 2021 to Claire Macleod, HR Advisor at To apply, please submit your current CV and let us know by letter what motivates and interests you about the role and working for MG ALBA.

Informal enquiries can be made to Claire Macleod at Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a confidential chat about the opportunity.

We will send confirmation of receipt of your application by Monday 29 November 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 6 December 2021 by Teams Meeting calls.