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Account Executive / Talent Agent

  • Account Executive
  • Talent Agent
  • Auckland
  • $50k Base
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
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Role is with:

Leighton Howl Talent Director

Due to recent growth in the creative talent market, The Pond is hiring (again). Are you interested in helping creative & digital people with their careers? Are you, or do you know someone keen to get into the Creative & Marketing industry?

The Pond team is a tight-knit team of 9 with mixed vices and personalities:

  • Leighton loves great architecture, fast horses and pinot
  • Celine loves Uber eats, Instagram and all things digital
  • Hamish loves beer, banter, avocados and random facts
  • Olivia loves welsh men, yoga and wild bears
  • Brian loves whiskey, golf and long lunches
  • Will loves rum on ice, closing deals and celebrating the big wins
  • Penny loves the gym, gingers and gin
  • Luke fancies a good beer, design stuff, fast bowling and finishing his degree off with flying colours (our intern)
  • Brooke, we have no idea what she is into as she starts Monday

We're based in Auckland in a large creative space just off K-road (the creative fringe), and we can often be found at various coffee roasters across the road enjoying a caffeine fix or two.

The Role 

This is a genuinely good opportunity to learn from the best in the talent business, work with the country's most inspiring creative people and agencies every day, and build a base for your career within the greater Advertising, Design, Digital, Production & Marketing sectors.

You'll support a Senior Talent Agent team of two who will train and mentor you in the mystic arts of creative recruitment and representation.

Day to day the role will include:

  • Supporting a Senior Talent agent
  • Booking meetings, interviews and assignments
  • Promoting creative professionals with flair and passion
  • Managing a book of a dozen key clients
  • Writing talent recommendations, negotiating rates, confirming bookings
  • Preparing interview notes, CV's
  • Meeting clients weekly

Ideal Person

We're looking for a driven up-and-comer with at least 2 years full-time work experience in an agency or production company. Someone who can wow us with energy and enthusiasm, wrangling skills, and impress us with their attention to detail. You will have worked in a creative business or have a strong affiliation with the Agency & Marketing worlds. You might be a junior account manager, traffic manager, or come from a production background (e.g. TV, digital, photography or studio).

You should have...

  • An understanding of, and passion for people & an interest in recruitment
  • Interested or have a connection with the creative industry (you don't need to be an artsy person yourself)
  • Some advertising, design, digital, communications knowledge would be a bonus
  • Focus and diligence
  • Well presented and groomed. Yes groomed!
  • Sweet around percentages and numbers

Your skills are...

  • Fantastic attention to detail
  • Being able to multi-task and prioritise
  • MAC literate, Word & Excel
  • Strong writing and grammar skills

Your personality is...

  • Walk the talk
  • Confident
  • Outgoing
  • Genuine
  • Vibrant and positive
  • Interesting

The Package

  • Solid base $50k annual salary (depending on your experience) with the opportunity to earn commission
  • Central Ponsonby office, close to great coffee and public transport
  • Mac laptop
  • New company car for client meetings
  • Great street parking (30-60-90-120min - one week)
  • Company lunches and industry awards
  • A commitment to progressing your career through training workshops, events, mentoring and knowledge sharing


Sound like you? We'd love to talk turkey!!! Email Leighton, The Director, [email protected] with your resume and a brief summary on why you're keen on this role.

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