Why work at Acumen?

Acumen is a great place to work with plenty of opportunities. We’re unique and have a real sense of ownership because we are owned by an employee trust which fosters commitment and an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re a diverse, inclusive team who is a bit like a big family (in a good way!).
Our values are creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships. Our values define who we are and shape our behaviour.

We offer people the opportunity to work with top brands, businesses and organisations and be part of world-class campaigns and projects. Our work is interesting, challenging and fun. There is never a dull moment and that’s just how we like it.

We’re a flexible employer. We train, develop and nurture talent to provide opportunities for career development and growth. We have a formal training programme including weekly training, peer review, coaching and mentoring. Our goal is for our team to be the best they can be.



Account Executive - Auckland

Opportunity to kick off your career as a comms professional

Acumen provides business advice, marketing and corporate communications. Our purpose is to evolve, promote and protect brands and reputations with conversations that matter.

We’re after a motivated account executive to join our Auckland team and help make the magic happen. This role would be ideal for a graduate or someone with one year's experience.

In this role you will provide support executing broad-ranging communications campaigns that make an impact. You will have the opportunity to work for a client mix of local gems and some of the world’s leading brands. You will be able to quickly build your communications toolkit with the diverse range of experience across clients and sectors we can provide.

We nurture and invest in our team of around 30 talented people. Being independent and employee-owned defines our culture and sets us apart. We are ethical and inclusive with shared values of creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

We offer a flexible working environment, the chance to work with exceptional consultants/operators on a wide variety of tasks and campaigns. Our affiliation with Edelman, the world’s largest communication company, gives us access to global data and best-practice.

We offer a great place to jump-start your communications career.

The best candidate for the role will:

  • be a positive, active member of the team who wants to contribute
  • be curious about the world around you i.e. interested in popular culture, politics and highly engaged with media/a media junkie
  • love a good story and have excellent writing skills
  • have a positive attitude, have drive and energy levels to see things through
  • have an ability to think both creatively and critically, and speak up about your ideas and solutions
  • be adaptable and able to form positive, trusted working relationships with teammates, clients, partners and media
  • be open to feedback and change and can handle deadlines and pressure
  • be super-organised and have an eye for detail.

We have an entrepreneurial, collaborative and commercial working environment and are motivated to do the best possible work for our clients.

The successful applicant may not have loads of comms experience yet, but will share our values and demonstrate the right attitude and motivations to push for continual progress.

Is it time to take kick-start your career with one of NZ’s top communications agencies?  Please send your CV and a covering note about why you think this is the role for you, before Monday 1 February 2021, to Maria Gilmore at mgilmore@acumenrepublic.com

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