Careers at JLA

JLA believe in employing exceptional people with a highly developed understanding of what’s going on in the world.

Agents and assistants are expected to have a breadth of knowledge across politics, business, current affairs, the media, entertainment and sport. They must also have the curiosity to learn more, the ability to assimilate information, the words to articulate what they see, the confidence to offer an opinion and the skill to negotiate with integrity on behalf of a blue chip client list.

CURRENT VACANCY 1:

Sales Executive

JLA (www.jla.co.uk) is ‘The UK’s leading Speaker Bureau’ (Financial Times). We provide keynote and motivational speakers for thousands of corporate client events each year. Thanks to ambitious expansion plans, we are looking for an experienced sales professional to join our Central London team. This is an exciting opportunity to help launch an online product within the most innovative and widely respected live agency on the speaker circuit. There is considerable growth potential for the successful candidate, in line with our high expectations for what we believe is a ground-breaking concept.

Your role will involve…

  • Generating sales for the new ‘JLA+’ platform, which will enable audiences to engage online with motivators, economists, tech luminaries and thought leaders.

You will need…

  • Proven success in a comparable sales role.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to develop strong working relationships.
  • Commercial nous, negotiation skills, confidence, judgement, agility and the ability to prioritise.
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge across current affairs, politics, business and sport.

We can offer…

  • Competitive salary + commission (for the right person, sizeable incentive opportunities exist).
  • Exceptional working environment and a friendly 30-strong team.
  • Outstanding location (5 mins walk from Oxford Circus).
  • Great benefits and perks, including generous holidays and tickets to events.
  • The opportunity to meet and work with fascinating people – speakers, clients and colleagues!

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter including current remuneration details to our retained HR Consultant Hugh Nickerson at Conundrum Consulting Ltd [email protected] quoting reference CND-P539 in the subject line. Alternatively, telephone 020 7318 0874 for further details.

Strictly no agencies please. All direct and third party enquiries will be forwarded to Conundrum.

 

CURRENT VACANCY 2:

Account Manager

As a result of significant growth and ambitious future plans a rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Agent / Account Manager (or an individual with transferable skills) to join our 30 strong team in Central London.

For the right person, this represents a significant opportunity to develop your career within an exhilarating industry, in the company widely recognised as the most significant in the sector.

Your role will involve…

  • Developing strong relationships with both clients and talent
  • Advising clients on Speakers, Presenters and Performers for their events
  • Exemplary and proactive account management of corporate clients
  • Prospecting and research relating to new clients and talent, with the aim of business development
  • Growing exceptional industry knowledge
  • Attending events
  • Logistical and administrative arrangements relating to events and bookings, as required
  • Providing valuable input to company projects

You will need…

  • Significant experience in a comparable role, with knowledge of the industry
  • A flair for client interaction and negotiation
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to quickly develop strong working relationships
  • A genuine interest in current affairs
  • Commercial focus
  • Confidence and excellent judgment
  • To be agile and innovative in the case of snags/troubleshooting
  • The ability to manage and prioritise time and tasks, even under pressure

We can offer…

  • Competitive salary + annual bonus scheme (for the right person, significant incentive opportunities exist)
  • Exceptional working environment with a fun and friendly atmosphere
  • Outstanding central London location (5 mins walk from Oxford Circus)
  • Great benefits and perks
  • The opportunity to meet and work with stimulating people (talent, clients and colleagues!)

To apply for this exceptional opportunity, please send your CV and covering letter including current remuneration details to our retained HR Consultant Hugh Nickerson at Conundrum Consulting Ltd [email protected]

Alternatively, telephone 0207 318 0874 for further details.

Strictly no agencies please. All direct and third party enquiries will be forwarded to Conundrum.

 

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