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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.

Office Manager

We’re an ever-growing office here at Pic HQ, and we’ve decided we should get someone in who can manage that office as, quite frankly, it’s needed.

Now, when we say ‘office manager’ we don’t mean the big boss – that’s our MD, after all. We need someone super organised who can oversee all the technicalities that running an office entails. In truth, you’ll need to be a jack of all trades and master of some, as the role will cover a few responsibilities.

You’ll effectively be PA to our MD, so screening calls and managing his diary to ensure there aren’t any clashes and generally keeping tabs on where he is/what he’s doing – but in a non-stalkerish way.

It doesn’t just stop with the MD though, as you’ll also pretty much end up being the matriarchal/patriarchal overseer of our office bods and their general needs.

Here’s a brief rundown as to what we see you doing, divided into ‘jack’ and ‘master’:

Happy if you’re a jack at:

  • Being a receptionist/client host – you’ll be greeting visitors to the office and offering tea/coffee/wine/spirits; a non-too taxing role.
  • General admin tasks – you’ll organise the necessaries for office birthdays, as well as toilet roll, milk, and all the other office essentials that no one thinks about until they’ve ran out.

Need to be a master of:

  • Book keeping – you do need to be Xero trained (that’s Xero trained, not zero training). Xero is our accounts software, so it’s essential you’re au fait with its finer details.
  • PA responsibilities – this is something you do need to display a track record of. If you end up telling the MD he’s needed in St Ives, Cornwall, when it’s actually St Ives, Cambridge…

Ideally, you’d be available for a full time, 5-day a week role, but we’re happy to meet candidates who are looking for a more part-time position (fitting around parenting duties and the like) if you believe you fit the bill.

To outline a few character traits we’re keen to get in:

  • Polished and professional appearance. As the first person most visitors will see, you’d ideally not be dressed like Compo from Last of the Summer Wine.
  • Ability to work well in a team. There’ll be plenty of interaction with colleagues so it certainly helps if they like you.
  • 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...or at least happy to laugh hysterically at our MD’s jokes.

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

Digital Marketing & SEO Executive

Now, we’re presuming you must be reasonably digitally savvy if you’ve managed to navigate the interweb to find this here job description. We do, however, need someone just a tad more advanced than that for this particular role.

In fact, we’re looking for someone who can manipulate the very fabric of the internet, using arcane arts to help boost the visibility of our wider work in the all-seeing, but somewhat wandering eyes of Google and its search engine ilk.

Basically, we want an SEO bod who’s well versed in digital marketing.

A key part of what we’re looking for though – aside from having the usual SEO nous (outlined a bit further below) – is someone adroit at Google Analytics, who can utilise our clients’ GA statistics to demonstrate just how bloody good we are.

We do some excellent work for our clients, but it’s not always easy to demonstrate that, so Google Analytics helps.

On top of analysis, we’ll also be putting your skills to use in a strategic sense, advising clients as to where we should be heading/what we should be doing to boost online visibility.

So then, what do you need to be considered for the role? A bit of experience helps, clearly, and a solid year of working in SEO/SEM at a digital marketing agency would do for us, but we’d also be keen for either wiser heads to step in here, or enthusiastic young tech fiends, so do get in touch if you think you’ve got the proverbial…

To create a better picture of what we envisage, let’s look at the day-to-day:

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the creation of monthly SEO Reports. “Hello, yes, we have been working, honest. Here are the results.”
  • Improving on-page optimisation for clients. We love a bit of optimism, after all. That is the same thing, right?
  • Delivering detailed keyword and competitor audits. In the immortal words of Barry Gibb: “It’s only words, and words are all I have to…improve your website ranking.” Or something like that, anyway.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve internal website structure using internal linking *Insert David Brent interlocking fingers GIF*
  • Liaising with the PR team to carry out a range of link building activities to drive the overall performance of landing pages. We want visibility levels along the lines of Aragorn shouting, “The beacons are lit! Gondor calls for aid!” to be quite frank.
  • Identifying key outreach opportunities to help profile overall online exposure. Hypothermic, stuck on the side of Ben Nevis in a snow storm levels of exposure would be great, tbh.
  • Advising on a varied approach to link building to ensure we’re following a strategic method. It pays to plan, generally speaking.
  • Working with the PR team to obtain high-quality links and online coverage to increase visibility of our clients’ (and our own) websites. This is essentially the PR team’s job, but you can help point them in the right direction.
  • Interpreting Google Analytics to demonstrate how our agency is delivering results via PR, video, social and content. *Fingers collectively crossed that this is indeed what’s demonstrated*

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A solid understanding of all aspects of on-site and off-site SEO. “Wait, did you mean CEO?” is not what we want to hear.
  • Experience of using Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools. The Glamdring to your Gandalf, if you will. And, yes, we’re aware that’s two LOTR references.
  • An interest in PR/Marketing. Always good to actually like what you do – and this certainly helps with strategic planning.
  • Strong communication skills – including copywriting, reporting and the ability to say good morning to your colleagues.
  • Polished and professional appearance. We don’t mean spit shine shoes here, but we do mean not looking like homeless Ian Beale hiding behind a tree.
  • Good presentation skills. Presentation in general, as opposed to death by PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work well in a team. As a rule of thumb, we try not to brawl in public.
  • 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 fire us across your CV and a positively glowing covering letter to picme@picpr.com, putting ‘Digital Marketing & SEO Executive’ in the subject header to help us sort the wheat from the spam. Bonus points if you can demonstrate having improved our Google ranking before you’ve even been interviewed.

Business Development Executive

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.