The job in one line: Help the two co-founders run one of the fastest growing PR agencies in the UK
The agency: Hard Numbers launched in June 2020. Despite the challenging economic climate, we’ve grown to a team of ten in the first six months. In five years we’ll be a large agency and everyone we hire right now – especially at a senior level – will have a chance to shape and lead this agency. We wanted to hire the best in the business, and we want to hire the leaders of tomorrow.
What do we do? We’re a B2B communications agency with a focus on technology and professional services. We work across a range of marketing channels, primarily media relations, business development, paid media and email marketing.
What do we need from you?
Media relations: You know how to run a press office and you know how to get coverage. ‘Does this idea generate coverage?’ is something you can answer with confidence and authority.
Account management: We want to hire the best account managers in the industry. If you’re good at account management, you can expect to progress quickly in this role.
Running multiple clients: You’ll initially run 3-5 accounts, but this will quickly grow into a full practice.
Leadership: In a few years when we’re a team of 100 people across multiple continents we’ll be looking directors, managing directors and board members. We’ll look within first, which is why we want to hire the leaders of tomorrow.
Agency experience: Account management is the most valued skill in this company, and we believe the best place to learn that is in a communications agency, which is why we’ll prioritise candidates with agency experience.
What are we looking for?
The most organised person in the room: When you take ownership of something, it’s getting done. We don’t micromanage. We want to hire good people, give them a job and get out of their way. But to do this, we need to know that when they say they’re on something, it’s getting done come hell or high water. The people who are best at this aren’t the loudest or the flashiest, they’re the most organised. At Hard Numbers, we value organisational skills above all else.
Tech knowledge: We’re primarily a B2B agency. Most of our clients at the moment are in the fintech, health tech and energy tech sectors. But we expect our client list to grow to include other B2B tech clients (martech/edtech/AI etc) and consumer tech, too.
Experienced running multiple press office accounts: You’ll have plenty of experience running press office accounts in the £5-7k a month region. Experience running accounts on a day-to-day basis or being the main point of contact for a client on these sorts of accounts is a bonus.
Hungry to learn: The agency is going to grow and change a lot over the next 18 months. We don’t know what challenges we’ll face but we know we’ll need to grow and adapt to meet them. This excites us, and will excite the ideal candidate too.