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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.

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.

Graphic Designer

The time is right for us to bring an in-house designer on board, and in the immortal words of Lord Kitchener’s recruitment poster: It could be you.

Oh, no. Sorry, that was the old National Lottery ad.

Anyhoo, we want a super talented graphic designer to join us and help with creating suitably snazzy graphics to accompany our social media offering, as well as working on newsletters and other marketing paraphernalia, internal marketing docs and more.

If you can illustrate or draw, that would be a massive plus point as we’ll be looking to undertake some really creative stuff going forward.

We already have a top-notch video and pictures team, so you’ll be supplied with plenty of materials to work with.

There’s also serious scope for progression as we’ll be looking to expand on our design offering going forward.

We’re happy to consider recent graduates for the role, designers with a couple of years’ experience, or even those with just a decent portfolio of their own work who are looking to break into the industry. If you think you’ve got what’s needed then we’re more than happy to listen.

To help convince yourself you are that person, let’s look at the key responsibilities:

  • Create eye-catching content across a range of media types.
  • Working pro-actively and collaboratively with the various teams: social media, video, PR and copy.
  • Taking client briefs from the account management team.
  • Producing original and creative concepts.
  • Preparing rough drafts of material based on an agreed brief.
  • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements if required.
  • Producing creative assets for websites and wider marketing needs.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Creative flair, originality and a strong visual sense. A visual virtuoso in the making.
  • Strong computer skills. Slightly more advanced than the Commodore 64, ideally.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign. Helps to know the tools of the trade.
  • An interest in graphics and typography. Kind of essential.
  • Illustration/drawing capability. A regular Rolf Ha…Rembrandt. We’ll go with Rembrandt.
  • A creative thinker. As a creative comms agency, we need plenty of creative input to get things going.
  • Polished and professional appearance. We don’t mean spit shine shoes here, but ideally not the Ian Beale fallen on hard times look.
  • Good presentation skills. This isn’t a reference to a PowerPoint wizard, so think presentation in general.
  • Ability to work well in a team. The lone wolf dies, the pack survives, etc etc.
  • 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.

Raring to go? Then fire across your CV, an appropriate portfolio and an enchanting covering letter to picme@picpr.com putting ‘Graphic Designer’ in the subject header to help us sort the wheat from the spam.