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Account Executive (Design)

  • Account Executive (Design)
  • Auckland
  • $42 – $45K
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed
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Role is with:

Anna Bethell Talent Agent

Talented juniors with a passion for design, (who don't design) step right up!  

Our client, a full-service design studio, is on the hunt for a passionate Account Executive to join its growing agency team. If words like brand, type, kerning, logo, Identity, strategy and discovery excite you, then apply now.

This is a busy junior role, for a busy junior, juggling a number of accounts and small dynamic one-off projects will be the norm so thriving under pressure and a general passion for all things creative is a must. Naturally confident and wannabe strategic design thinker, you will have bags of enthusiasm. As well you will support an Account Director, in coordination and basic project budgeting. Your  ‘can do’ attitude and mile high expectations will keep clients on side while building concrete relationships. 

The new Account Executive will be reporting directly to the senior team, there’ll be plenty of opportunity and mentoring. Plus you need to make the odd cuppa tea and order a taxi for a client.

If you're the right person for this role, your passion and understanding of design will shine through in your personality and personal style.


Required Experience:

  • 1 + years’ experience
  • Experience in an agency with a focus on design, branding or digital

Required Skills (to get an interview):

  • Brilliant communication skills – you'll be a good talker and back yourself as an amateur wordsmith 
  • Top notch organisation and time management skills and a keen eye for detail 
  • Strong people skills - listening, negotiating and managing expectations with clients  
  • A sharp eye for good design - you'll be able to provide input and decipher the good from the bad and ugly 
  • Ability to assist in client meetings and presentations; capture accurate, detailed notes and action tasks
  • Knowledge of the design and branding industry
  • Numerically fluent - financial management won't be an issue
  • A quick-thinking problem solver and a good attitude
  • Switched on and admin focused to keep the office ticking: 
    • Regular supplier liaison (couriers, IT, cleaners)
    • Office stationery and grocery orders
    • Management of phone accounts, internet, and server
    • Management of staff sick and holiday leave
    • Basic HR and contracts
    • The odd coffee run and more. 

Desired Skills:

  • Some experience working with tight deadlines
  • Highly responsive to client requests
  • Ability to motivate and negotiate with both colleagues and clients
  • A basic technical understanding of print production would be ideal 

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification

Personality & Culture Fit:

  • Energetic, has the hustle to keep the studio going
  • Passionate, on all things design
  • Career Driven, going places
  • Confident, fun to have around

Salary Range & Job Perks: 

  • $42 - $45K
  • 3-month performance review
  • Designer kitchen for lunch
  • Central location near buses

Commencement & Ideal Start Date?

  • Sooner than later
  • The client can work around a 4-week notice period 

Let The Pond agents help you realise your global market value and future career potential in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Apply today or get in touch for a private conversation about your career and how this role may help take it to the next level e-mail: [email protected] or call 027 844 9107. 

Please only apply if you have a valid NZ work visa. 

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