Careers at JLA

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

Account managers 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.  


Assistant Account Manager

JLA is the UK’s leading specialist agency for speakers, presenters and performers. We work with TED stars, cutting edge comedians, chart-topping music stars and big names from business, politics and sport.

The Benefits

  • A starting salary of £24,000, rising to £26,000 after probation
  • A yearly discretionary bonus
  • Flexibility around hybrid working
  • Health insurance
  • A vibrant office next to Oxford Street
  • Clear career progression and full training
  • Free tickets to comedy shows, music tours, live debates and other cultural events
  • A yearly company Away
  • 25 days holiday, increasing the longer you work with us, plus a day off for your birthday!

The Job
As an Assistant Account Manager, you can expect to:

  • Take control of all logistical arrangements; organise travel for talent; communicate between relevant parties and manage efficient relationships with our clients.
  • Grow your account management skills; develop the relationship between JLA and our clients; assist in all aspects of the booking.
  • Expand your individual knowledge on thought leaders, political figures, comedy stars and musicians; become an expert on current speaking superstars.
  • Attend conferences, awards ceremonies and private events alongside the talent; meet clients and provide exceptional service onsite.
  • Research, write about and approach exciting new talent for JLA to work with.

Who we are looking for
Someone with:

  • Exceptional attention to detail and time management skills.
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and think calmly under pressure.
  • A graduate degree, or school leavers who have at least two years minimum work experience.
  • The willingness to muck in.
  • An interest in: current affairs, all forms of media, industry experts and the latest mainstream stars.

How to Apply

We will only consider applications with a cover letter. In your cover letter please outline the experience you have that you feel is relevant to the role requirements, and why you are interested in this role. Our job is all about giving an opinion, so please tell us about someone who inspires you, and why you’d like to see them giving a speech onstage.

Send your CV and cover letter to our retained HR Consultant Conundrum Consulting Ltd [email protected].

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


As a result of significant recent growth and ambitious future plans a rare opportunity has arisen for experienced Agents / Account Managers (or individuals with transferable skills) to join our 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.

The Job
As an Account Manager, your job 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 both internal and client facing company projects

Who we are looking for
Someone with:

  • Significant experience in a comparable role (sales or business consultancy), ideally, with knowledge of our industry
  • A flair for client interaction and excellent customer service
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • 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 when problem solving
  • The ability to manage and prioritise time and tasks, especially under pressure

The Benefits

  • 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, including private health care, enhanced annual leave and endless free tickets to events
  • 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 Conundrum Consulting Ltd [email protected].

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


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