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Talent/Recruitment Agent (Marketing, Creative & Digital Sectors)

  • Talent/Recruitment Agent (Marketing, Creative & Digital Sectors)
  • Auckland
  • $70k - $80k
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
  • Live
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Role is with:

Will Gregory Recruitment Director

So you’ve never worked in Recruitment or Talent Management? NOT a problem, new players to our game are welcome!

Join the best in the recruitment business. This is your opportunity to work for one of NZ’s premium specialist recruitment agencies, whose mission is to inspire the careers of talented people working within the marketing, creative and digital sectors.

We will train the ‘recruitment’, all you’ll need to be successful is experience, exposure or a commercial interest in one or more of our specialist sectors – Marketing/Media, Creative/Design, and Digital/Tech.

For the right playmaker, The Pond is offering the opportunity to grow, earn financial rewards, and ultimately cut a new and financially successful career path.


The Pond represents and recruits the best.

Join New Zealand’s number one recruitment agency that specialises in procuring freelance, contract & full-time talent in the creative, digital & marketing sectors.

We actively represent top-quality, high-performing professionals, helping them realise their market value and career potential. Established in 2006, The Pond is driven by a dedicated team of experienced consultants.


We are looking for an extroverted and ambitious Talent Agent (Recruitment Consultant if you prefer) with a minimum of 5 years experience in a client-facing role. You may come from a sales or account management world, or you might be working in a brand or marketing-related role and be looking for a change from your current industry - yet still wanting to work alongside the greater industry you already know.

This is an exciting career opportunity within a brave, fun, and agile business - it’s your chance to help grow the client offering in a great team of talent agents, support staff, and over 150 key agency and corporate clients nationwide.

The ideal person will have established his or her own personal brand with a solid career to match. You will be no stranger to consistently high service levels, conscientious business practices, and bring energy, style, and flair – all wrapped up in a ‘winning’ attitude.

The Role

As a Talent/Recruitment Agent, you will use your industry knowledge and expertise to oversee a live portfolio of 24 established and growing clients on a daily basis. Along with meeting their overall ongoing recruitment needs, you’ll be kept busy booking New Zealand's best freelance contractors, running recruitment projects, participating in the acquisition of new full-time applicants, advising and managing their career expectations, all the while liaising advising and servicing the needs of your clients. 

Required Experience 

  • Min 5 years’ relevant experience
  • Proven experience and knowledge in client management, sales, HR, brand or marketing roles
  • Has managed and serviced a variety of clients or stakeholders

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Developing and nurturing successful client relationships
  • Actively pitching talented candidates with flair and passion
  • Interviewing and working alongside candidates to develop their career goals, while providing sound support and advice
  • Writing talent recommendations, negotiating rate/salary structures, confirming bookings & interviews, scripting talent briefs, advising on recruitment services and overall administration
  • Developing and executing talent acquisition and sourcing plans
  • Identifying candidate career motivations and pathways
  • Writing job ads and recruitment proposals

Essential skills

  • Strong knowledge in at least one of our specialist areas of creative, design, marketing, media, sales or digital & tech
  • Confident on the phone and enjoys talking to people
  • Happy to advise and express a strong opinion
  • Expert writing communications
  • Familiar with Mac computer systems

The Reward

  • Negotiable base salary
  • OTE first year $100k-120k
  • Uncapped commission (paid monthly)
  • Social & industry networking events
  • 4.5 Day work weeks, finish 1:30pm Friday
  • Mac laptop + phone package

Apply Today

If this role sounds like you, apply today with a brief summary of why you may be interested in this position or contact The Pond’s Director for a confidential chat about the role. You can contact Will Gregory on 022 638 7279 / email: [email protected]co.nz

We are only accepting applications from NZ visa holders or residents at this time.

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