What to expect
from the role
You’ll be the “eyes and ears” of your teams, identifying and suggesting media and network opportunities relevant to your clients, and using your position as owner of ongoing account administration processes and documents to help your account leads keep everything operating smoothly.
With plenty of support from across the agency, you will develop an understanding of your clients’ business – including what they do and why it matters, their objectives, wider issues affecting them, and the role PR needs to play. You will learn about, and then gain practical experience in, the form and function of different types of PR content – including messaging documents, press releases, op-eds, blog posts, rapid response comments, social media posts, and award entries – and start to understand individual client tone of voice and style.
You will have a thorough induction programme when you join, and have access to both internal and external training sessions covering everything from media relations – who, how, when, and why – to the benefits of networking (a critical part of being a FieldHouse teammate!). Like all your other colleagues, you will regularly attend relevant events, developing a sense of the potential ways in which attendance could benefit you personally, a specific client, or FieldHouse as an agency. You’ll also participate in the new business process – both informal briefings and formal pitch processes.
Every member of the team also joins one of our agency-wide working groups and gets involved in taskforces or initiatives around a particular area of agency operations, a specific client stream, or a partnership within the ecosystem.
You’ll be joining a smart, ambitious, entrepreneurial team that is driven to make real strategic and commercial impact for clients above and beyond what they expect of PR. We are true consultants, always honest, and constructively challenging where it’s needed. We work hard, but we make time to reflect, celebrate successes, and socialise as a team as well. We’re pragmatic and flexible – we don’t believe in presenteeism, just getting the job done. Healthy work/life balance is supported with a range of great benefits, from personal wellness budgets to flexible working.
Ambition and a willingness to learn are two key attributes for our JAEs. An interest in the media, and in the fast-growth technology or investment sector, is ideal – at the very least we’re looking for an expectation that you’ll be inspired to love these industries once you get under the skin of them. Networking – with journalists and members of the wider innovation ecosystem – is a FieldHouse “must”, so you should feel confident you will be happy to attend events and make new connections. This will often be with colleagues, and with lots of guidance and support.
Reflecting the nature of the clients we work with – and our own status as a fast-growing scaleup – we look for people with an entrepreneurial streak, who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and aren’t fazed by sudden changes of plan.
We often work directly with partners, managing directors, and CEOs – you’ll need to aim to hold your own in a room full of senior stakeholders as you progress through the business.
Finally, you’ll be motivated by the opportunities on offer at a fast-growing agency, and want to take an active role in shaping where we go as a company over the next few years. We expect and value input from across the business – everything from ideas and angles for clients to shaping internal policies and programmes.