The Lowdown

As a Communications Trader you will be responsible for the execution and optimisation across all channels for one of Brisbane’s largest and most innovative national retail clients.  At Ikon, your love of trade and negotiation will be nurtured in the trade team, where extensive focus on your development means you can build a career in investment amongst this specialist unit. 

Three best things about this job

  1. The freedom and support to make big decisions, learn and do market leading work
  2. Be part of Brisbane’s largest investment team and agency, offering vast opportunities for career progression
  3. To have a dynamic retailer client with large national budgets with the opportunity to work across all channels and markets


What’s your role –

In 3 months:  

  • Learn about your client and the Ikon trading processes
  • Have developed relationships with all relevant media reps in market
  • Become comfortable helping to manage your coordinators workflow

In 6 months:

  • Excel at trading all your client’s channels, beating client benchmarks on all trades
  • Self-sufficiently manage the delivery of all campaigns and proactively manage up any opportunities or issues

In 12 months:

  • Become the master of investment on your patch, able to identify and scope out proactive first to market opportunities
  • Analyse and recommend on sponsorship and partnership opportunities
  • Have executed negotiations on adhoc campaigns and assisted on major negotiations


What will help you succeed

  • A minimum 2 years’ experience, with a minimum of one year in an agency
  • Hungry to learn and grow
  • Eager to add value to the team and wider agency
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Degree in Communications, Media or similar is preferred


The Perks…

  • Rituals that reflect our brilliant working culture. These include weekly agency meet ups, pay day BBQs, additional leave for your tenure
  • Rewards for being an Ikonoclast – leave to pursue your passions, opportunity to participate in our $10k annual staff award and time off just to look after you!
  • Recognition for going above and beyond and a chance to become part of Ikon’s hall of fame!
  • Need another reason for a leave day, take your birthday, a Summer Friday and an additional day at Christmas on us!
  • Health and wellbeing discounts
  • Generous parental and family leave
  • Dedicated learning and development specialist and access to WPP's training academy to unlock your full potential!


About Us

Since the day we were founded, we’ve chosen to do things a little differently. We are an agency of Ikoncolastic thinkers and creators with a passion for shifting the impossible to the possible. Our innate drive for finding a better way has taken many forms from rejecting bulk media investment deals in favour of trading dynamically to being the first Australian media agency to bring together the power of Media and Creative under one roof.

And while we’re regarded as being thoroughly Australian, thoroughly Brilliant and thoroughly Decent, our mission remains the same: To partner with Australia’s iconic and dynamic brands, serving our clients’ needs not ours with thinking that challenges what’s possible.

To find out more, check out our website at

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