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We are always on the look out for great PR and marketing talent. As an agency we spend a lot of time pic-ing the right people. After all it’s what makes this agency. See below for current positions we’re recruiting for.

Filmmaker / Video Producer - Cotswolds

A picture tells a thousand words and all that. But video tells a lot more. And a well edited video goes beyond even that.

We’re looking for a filmmaker/video producer; ideally someone with 2-3 years’ experience minimum looking for a fresh challenge/next step.

So, what do you need to fit the bill? Well, you need to have a good understanding of video, obvs. But you’ll also need to be well organised – we have many clients, with many requirements so it’s a lot to keep on top of. You’ll also need to be personable; there’s a lot of interaction with the rest of the video team, so no lone wolves please. After all, in the words of Ned Stark: The lone wolf dies and the pack survives. Video is coming, etc etc.

Our videos are creative, but we want them to be more creative. So, a fresh dose of creativity from you will come in very handy. A veritable video Van Gogh in the making would be excellent. No pressure.

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll be reporting to the video manager, with the following tasks involving:

  • Attending video shoots. Clapperboards, the lot
  • Assisting with video equipment and obtaining engaging imagery. A bit of lugging about, while having an eye for detail
  • Camera operation. Doing the actual filming, basically
  • Capturing sound. Boom! Literally, a big furry boom most of the time
  • Storyboarding. That’s storyboarding, not waterboarding
  • Assisting on photography shoots. Annie Leibovitz in the making!
  • Editing video footage on Premiere Pro. Making it all look proper shiny and sparkly
  • Colour grading. That’s enhancing and altering colour to make it look the shiz
  • Experimenting with new techniques and editing styles. One of the fun bits!
  • Monitoring video analytics. It’s good to know that people watch our stuff
  • Managing the delivery of video and photography files to clients. Getting it to them, essentially
  • Drone planning and research. Not flying at this point (unless you’re already licensed), but checking it’s feasible
  • Weekly and monthly reporting. Pretty much providing evidence we’ve done what we’re supposed to

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Good knowledge of Adobe. “Oh, did you say Adobe? We went to school together!”
  • Creative thinker. Video Van Gogh, again
  • An interest in digital PR/social media & video marketing. Always good to actually like what you do
  • Polished and professional appearance. We don’t mean spit shine shoes here, but we do mean not Frank Gallagher
  • Good presentation skills. This isn’t a reference to a PowerPoint wizard, so think presentation in general
  • Ability to work well in a team. We’re not quite ready for prima donna, maverick types just yet
  • Calmness under pressure and ability to achieve tight deadlines. Running around yelling ‘Keep calm, Captain Mainwaring!’ in a crisis, just puts the rest of the team on edge
  • The capacity and willingness to work non-traditional hours and travel, including nights, weekends, and bank holidays. Although this is a rarity and working bank holidays especially so!
  • A clean driving licence. You’ll get to drive the rather snazzy Pic Mini if you’re sufficiently road legal and not a motoring maniac
  • Positive attitude. Whilst we love a bit of self-deprecation, please, no misery guts; we’re an upbeat bunch!
  • Fun and friendly demeanour *rolls eyes in fun and friendly way*
  • Finally…a good sense of humour. Yeah, we’re dead funny. So, you’d better be too

Interested? Then fire us across your CV and a star-spangled covering letter to picme@picpr.com, putting ‘Filmmaker / Video Producer’ in the subject header to help us sort the wheat from the spam. And if you fancy putting together a video application too, we’ll be even more impressed.

Copywriter - Edinburgh

Having had an Edinburgh presence for over a year now (almost two!), we’re looking to bolster our resources north of the border to help handle our Scottish clients and those in the north of England.

To do this, we’re looking for an uber-talented copywriter, who’s primary role is to put together sparkling copy for our wide-ranging client base.

Our Edinburgh office is small, but you’ll be working closely with the wider Pic PR team through the usual channels of long distance communication as well as your immediate colleagues.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a good understanding of press relations and digital PR. It helps to know just what we’re about as an agency, after all, but if you’re clueless and a stellar word smith we might overlook this bit.

Ideally, we’d love a literary giant in the making. If you’re the next JRR Rowling or George RR Hemingway then, frankly, we’d be bloody delighted.

So, what experience do you need? Not too much, in truth. Of course, some would be great, but this is a role that would suit an enthusiastic graduate looking to demonstrate their copy capabilities for pretty much the first time. Ideally your degree would be in English Language/Literature/Creative Writing (or something similar), but if you can wow us with your written output without that, we’re happy to look at any degree background.

To the job itself then. What are the key requirements of the role?

Well, day-to-day tasks will include the following:

  • Writing stuff. “Well, no sh*t, Sherlock,” you might say: Blogs. Jazzy content is a biggie when it comes to Search. In depth feature articles (you’ll be ‘expert’ in all manner of things). Website copy. You’ll help paint an online picture for our clients. Social posts. Helping kick off new social accounts and overseeing quality
  • Strategy/tone of voice documents. While you might be a writer of renown, our clients generally aren’t. They’ve employed us to furnish them with commanding eloquence. This helps
  • Create blog/online content calendars. Essentially admin, but essential admin
  • Award applications. Everyone loves a bit of back slapping. You’ll make it sound good
  • Interview and write case studies. This is almost journalistic but without the (usually) horrendous deadlines. Or the byline. Sad face
  • Quality control. The rest of the team writes stuff too. You’ll give it the polish
  • Script writing. The articulate videos we create don’t just appear from thin air
  • Liaise with clients on copy approval. If they don’t like it…it’s not right

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written ability. A copywriter that can’t write isn’t much good to us, tbf, tbh
  • A strong interest in our core sectors, particularly hospitality and care. Or at least an appreciation of a snazzy hotel
  • A creative thinker. We love a good PR stunt at Pic PR, and if you’ve got ideas a plenty, you’ll fit right in
  • An interest in PR/Marketing. Understanding the why is great for the writing
  • Polished and professional appearance. We don’t mean spit shine shoes here, but we do mean not Frank Gallagher
  • Good presentation skills. This isn’t a reference to a PowerPoint wizard, so think presentation in general
  • Ability to work well in a team. Although hundreds of miles from some of your colleagues, you’ll need to interact, so no mischief-makers, please
  • Calmness under pressure and ability to achieve tight deadlines. Running around yelling ‘Keep calm, Captain Mainwaring!’ in a crisis, just puts the rest of the team on edge
  • A real appetite for digital comms. Digital: it’s the future. We’ve tasted it
  • Positive attitude. Whilst we love a bit of self-deprecation, please, no misery guts; we’re an upbeat bunch!
  • Fun and friendly demeanour *rolls eyes in fun and friendly way*
  • Finally…a good sense of humour. Yeah, we’re dead funny. So, you’d better be too

Interested? Then whack us across your CV and a fandabidozi covering letter to picme@picpr.com, putting ‘Copywriter - Edinburgh’ in the subject header to help us sort the wheat from the spam.

Business Development Executive - Cotswolds

Are you a savvy, silver tongued, seller? Then you could be just the right person for a business development executive role here at Pic PR.

To fit the bill, you’d ideally have 1 to 2 years’ experience of working in a new biz development environment. However, experience isn’t essential – we’ll take a look at any go-getter with plenty of vim and vigour, who’s keen to embark on their first venture into sales.

Having a good understanding of agency life would certainly be useful (working in a marketing/PR agency before gets you plenty of extra points) as well as a good understanding of modern communications – if you’re still using a pager and pride yourself on being a dab hand with a fax machine then maybe this role isn’t for you.

Organisation is a big deal – you’ll need to keep on top of a fair whack. Being personable is essential (no Dick Dastardlys or Moaning Myrtles, please). As mentioned you’ve got to be savvy – having a blood hound-esque nose for a new biz opp, as well as a talent for generating and managing leads.

The role is essentially that of Pic PR pioneer – driving the business forward, and taking us into new territory by winning new clients.

Day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Researching potential opportunities
  • Updating the agency's CRM system
  • Contacting leads, and securing new business appointments
  • Putting together proposals. You’ll be generating a TON of these (of course)
  • Hitting new business targets. Go get ‘em tiger

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • An appetite for sales with experience in generating new business
  • Experience and a real passion for our core sectors (particularly hospitality and care)
  • Creative thinker. We all get stuck into the mix when it comes to generating ideas and stunts for clients – so some original thinking goes a long way
  • An interest in PR/Marketing in general. Believing in what you’re selling is always a bonus!
  • Polished and professional appearance. We all follow haute couture in this office, so if you’re not down with Franck Sorbier…no. Just be presentable
  • Good presentation skills. This isn’t a reference to a PowerPoint wizard, so think presentation in general
  • Ability to work well in a team. Office fist fights are banned between 9am and 5.30pm, but we do allow them at lunch
  • Calmness under pressure and ability to achieve tight deadlines. Running around yelling ‘Keep calm, Captain Mainwaring!’ in a crisis, just puts the rest of the team on edge
  • A real appetite for digital comms. Digital: it’s the future. We’ve tasted it
  • Positive attitude. Whilst we love a bit of self-deprecation, please, no misery guts; we’re an upbeat bunch!
  • Fun and friendly demeanour *rolls eyes in fun and friendly way*
  • Finally…a good sense of humour. Yeah, we’re dead funny. So, you’d better be too

Sound good? Then fire us across your CV and a suitably seductive covering letter to picme@picpr.com, putting ‘Business Development Executive’ in the subject header. Sell yourself well and you could end up...well…selling us.