Working as Key Account Managers at The Local’s Stockholm HQ, Nils Rosvall and Anna Agebjörn agree that no two days are the same.
"Every day has different challenges and rewards," says Anna.
Before taking up their posts at The Local, both Anna and Nils already had their fair share of international media experience. Anna had spent several years working as a Business Development Manager at Getty Images in London while Nils worked in Sales with inflight Media, also in London.
At The Local, they agree, they have found rare autonomy and responsibility in the decision-making process.
“You have the freedom to make decisions which will affect the whole company,” Nils explains. He adds that if you want to make a change, you can, because The Local is such a tight-knit organisation.
Anna says that at The Local “you are not just a number”. She has built long-lasting relationships with both colleagues and clients, which she says is an advantage of working in a small company. This applies equally whether you are working in our offices in Paris, Stockholm or Berlin.
Creating industry-leading content
Anna and Nils agree they both come to work every day with the same purpose: to create great content.
“What we do at the Local is essential for expats, for a lot of them it is the only source of news they have in their new countries,” Nils says.
From working on an epic four-minute video production showcasing Stockholm’s hidden gems for Arlanda Express, a podcast interview with Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs for Invest Stockholm or an interview with globetrotting celebrity statistician Hans Rosling for Connect Sweden, Anna and Nils feel that they are making waves in the ever-changing world of media.
Adaptability is key
“One day I could be a project manager, another day I could work with client sales. I take a project from start to finish,” says Anna of her varied role at The Local.
In the ever-changing media business, the biggest, but most rewarding, challenge is finding new business and revenue streams.
“When I started three years ago the way we were finding new business is entirely different from the way we’re doing it now. Sometimes you dive into things you don’t know a thing about, but you learn a lot along the way. You need to be resourceful and adapt all the time,” Nils explains.
Think you have what it takes to be The Local’s new Business Development Manager in Paris? Apply now and take the next step in your international business career.