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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.

Account Manager

We’re looking for an uber-organised account manager, who’s primary role is to make sure our clients are happy – and this is generally done by making sure the tasks they want doing, get done.

To help get yourself into the spirit, picture yourself as a cheerful spider, perched at the centre of our web of services, monitoring the strands of work from the various Pic teams, covering PR, social, video and design in between.

Much like a spider pounces when a fly disturbs the web…that’ll be you going after the first hint of an unfinished task.

Arachnid chat aside though, you’ll be the main point of contact for clients, keeping them informed as to the work being done on their account.

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.

A key skill is managing expectation – don’t promise the world if we can’t deliver it, but also don’t undersell what we can do. You need to effectively negotiate with clients to solve problems and ensure deadlines are met.

So, what experience do you need? We’re keen to hear from an experienced account manager (ideally 2/3 years in the trade), who’s looking to dazzle us with your administrative and organisational abilities.

What are the key requirements of the role? Well, day-to-day tasks will include the following:

  • Liaising with clients. Essentially, keeping them sweet.
  • Managing the client workload of the assorted Pic teams.
  • Attributing tasks to those teams. A personal task planner, if you will.
  • Following up to check on their progress. Think of it as whip cracking with a smile.
  • Supporting the team in the creation and implementation of campaigns. You’ll be part of the planning stage – including creative input.
  • Weekly and monthly reporting. We like to show our clients that we’ve genuinely been doing work for them.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Good written ability. We like our emails and reports to be legible, so literacy is a must.
  • A strong interest for our core sectors, particularly hospitality and care.
  • A creative thinker. We love a good PR stunt at Pic PR, and if you’ve got ideas aplenty, you’ll fit right in.
  • An interest in PR/Marketing. Always good to actually like what you do.
  • Polished and professional appearance. We don’t mean gleamingly polished shoes, but do we like them to have soles.
  • Good presentation skills. This isn’t a reference to a PowerPoint wizard, so think presentation in general.
  • Ability to work well in a team. You’ll be pulling the work of 4 separate teams together, so this is pretty essential.
  • 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 ripsnorter of a covering letter to picme@picpr.com, putting ‘Account Manager’ in the subject header to help us sort the wheat from the spam.

PR Account Executive / Manager

There’s no sugar coating it. The world is a crazy place these days.

It’s a mad, turbulent time that’s caused considerable disruption.

And this disruption, like in many industries, has knocked a few PR ‘bods’ (our generic term for anyone of a PRish persuasion) out of their usual habitats.

So that means there’s a few bods floating about…and we’re putting the general feelers out to see who that consists of. Consequently then, this is a somewhat vague ‘job description’.

To outline a few key requirements we’d be looking for though, we’re keen to speak to someone who’s well organised, personable and creative – three key traits.

On top of that, you’ll need to be able to write. Writing is a big part of PR – we’re not all air kisses and Ab Fab here, darling – so we’re looking for a serious literary talent. Or at least a fairly decent one.

Let’s look at experience first.

Whether you’re a slightly grizzled account executive with a couple of PR years under your belt, an old industry hat who’s done the agency rounds, or a Londoner, who’s tired of London but not tired of life, then we’d love to hear from you.

Dispensing with the preamble, what are the basic day-to-day tasks? Well, these could include the following:

  • Drafting and distributing press releases and expert articles (pretty standard; as a PR, you’re pretty much ‘expert’ in all manner of things)
  • Swiftly creating engaging commentary in light of breaking news or events.
  • Building relationships with media, including creating relevant lists and carrying out comprehensive media 'sell-ins' via phone and email. PRs are generally a talkative bunch so the gift of the gab is a useful forte.
  • Liaising with journalists and clients re: potential media opportunities. This is where there might be some air kissing.
  • Using and managing the agency's PR software.
  • Organising media competitions, press stays, and setting up briefing opportunities (more air kissing).
  • Weekly and monthly reporting. Some would call this evidence of hard work.
  • Bringing in new ideas to improve our way of working.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written ability – it really is that central.
  • Interest in and curiosity about our core sectors, particularly hospitality and care – but we’re happy to hear of any valid experience.
  • 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.
  • A genuine love for PR/Marketing. It’s always good to actually like what you do.
  • Polished and professional appearance. We don’t mean spit shine shoes here, but we do mean that you’d ideally brush your teeth before work and have the odd wash.
  • Good presentation skills. This isn’t a reference to a PowerPoint wizard, so think presentation in general.
  • Ability to work well in a team. No lone wolves, 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 snazzy covering letter to picme@picpr.com, putting ‘PR Bod on the prowl’ in the subject header to help us sort the wheat from the spam. Extra kudos if you drop in a genuinely funny joke, but that’s really not essential.