Behind every great and powerful captain of industry is an Executive Assistant / Office Manager / miraculous lifesaver who keeps the wheels from coming off. While finding these folks isn’t one of our usual focus areas (it’s a favor to one of our clients), we all know a person like this. So let the recommending begin! The Managing Director of this Hired Guns client, a fun-loving digital PR agency, needs a right-hand-Gun he can rely on, lean on, turn to, and trust in to get big things done.
Whether you’ve had admin assistant experience in the past, or are simply the most organized go-getter on the block, you have exactly what it takes to to make your boss (and the office of this growing PR concern) more efficient, more effective, happier, and just plain better. Namely: flawless organizational skills, a winning, detail-oriented attitude and the tenaciousness and ability to handle just about any eventuality. You are also tech-savvy and endlessly fascinated by the possibilities of the interactive space. This extends to everything from owning the latest tech gadgets to total fearlessness when using a new product/platform online. Make no mistake, you don’t need to be a hardcore geek to succeed in this role. But, being comfortable with technology is a must, especially as you’ll have to get very comfortable with new techie tools very quickly.
You know how to be the grown-up in the office. You personify grace under fire. You’re looking for an exciting company on a fast trajectory where you can swoop in and work your magic. Ideally, you have an interest in the PR space and are eager to get an up-close-and-personal look at the inner workings of a successful office.
There are people-people out there, and there are get-‘er-done doers out there. We need both, wrapped up in one tidy package. You’re friendly. You’re accommodating. Your answer to “Can this be done?” is always a hearty “Sure thing!” even if it’s not a sure thing at all. But that’s when you really kick it into high gear – when things get challenging, you roll up your sleeves and tackle the situation. To you, it’s about more than simply making your boss look good. It’s about making a company run like clockwork.
Schedules. Meetings. Visitors. Appointments. It’s your job to be one step ahead of a fast-moving exec at this hyper-growth company. The Managing Director is a machine, and you will do everything from coordinating internal and external meetings to completing special projects, and more. You’ll learn quickly how this exec operates and do your best day in and day out to ensure that things run smoothly.
Here’s the deal: this job could go in one of two directions. The first is, you are a recent college grad looking for your big break at a PR agency with the hippest clients on the planet. And starting out as the MD’s assistant is your ground-floor “in”. Work hard for this MD and you’ll be rewarded after 18 months of service in this role with the job you want next in the organization. The other way this role could go is, you’re a seasoned Executive Assistant pro — it’s your career, it’s your “thing”, and you’re one of the best at it. So please let us know the real deal when you apply.
This is an exceptional opportunity for the right person to join a global communications agency. This company is growing exponentially and shows no signs of slowing down. So, if you do your job and do it well, there is the definite possibility of advancement within the office.
The only certainties in life are death, taxes and uncertainties. The ability to ebb and flow, to push and pull, will not only make you great, it’ll keep you sane at this admittedly sometimes crazy job.