by Lind­say Blankenship

Search Dis­cov­ery takes pride in its peo­ple, cul­ture and the con­stant learn­ing and train­ing shared across teams.  Each employ­ee brings a wealth of unmatched indus­try expe­ri­ence and enthu­si­asm to our cul­ture.  We’ve cre­at­ed a cul­ture that sup­ports imag­i­na­tion and cre­ativ­i­ty; fos­ter­ing a play­ground for indus­try-chang­ing innovation.

It’s well known the dig­i­tal indus­try is boom­ing and there is no short­age of jobs, but there is a mas­sive tal­ent gap.  The Online Mar­ket­ing Insti­tute, recent­ly con­duct­ed a Dig­i­tal Tal­ent Gap Study and found “an indus­try-wide short­age of skilled prospects. The lack of jobs is not the issue. Rather it’s the lack of prop­er train­ing and skills sets that keeps folks from find­ing desired posi­tions.”  AdWeek also pro­vides a nice info­graph­ic on OMI’s findings.

Our approach is to hire extreme­ly SMART indi­vid­u­als with a PASSION for our indus­try. We train to give new employ­ees a sol­id foun­da­tion so they shine and grow as quick­ly as their eager­ness (and hope­ful­ly a lit­tle bit of healthy com­pe­ti­tion) lets them. Agency new hire training programs

For new hires that are not indus­try vet­er­ans, Search Discovery’s media team has cre­at­ed an exten­sive 4–5 week new hire train­ing pro­gram to not only train indus­try new­com­ers on the ins and outs of our trade, but also train on our phi­los­o­phy around the sub­ject mat­ter. The end result is a Media Coor­di­na­tor with mul­ti­ple cer­ti­fi­ca­tions across var­i­ous media chan­nels, ana­lyt­ics and man­age­ment tools (like Marin Soft­ware), as well as the abil­i­ty and con­fi­dence to jump into client work, thought­ful report­ing & analy­sis, and a team-play­er mindset.

Inter­est­ed in becom­ing Search Dis­cov­ery-cer­ti­fied in media?  Send us your resume!