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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 - Cotswolds

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 - Cotswolds’ in the subject header to help us sort the wheat from the spam.

Account Executive / Account Manager - Cotswolds

We’re looking for an uber-organised account executive or account manager, whose primary role is to make sure the necessary tasks get done for a broad array of clients, pulling together the work of the PR team, the social team, the copywriting team and the video team. You’ll be the main point of contact for clients, keeping them informed as to the work being done on their account.

Based at HQ (North Cotswolds), you’ll be working closely with the wider Pic PR team through the usual channels of long distance communication.

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? Not too much, in truth. But some, as ever, is preferable. One to five years experience working at the oars in an account management team would be great, but we’d be equally keen to speak to a bright spark eager to get started on a career in account management.

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 PR, social, copy and video teams. The triumvirate of Pic PR comms!
  • Attributing tasks to those teams. See yourself as their personal task planner
  • 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 a plenty, 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 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. 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 fandabidozi covering letter to picme@picpr.com, putting ‘Account Executive / Account Manager – Cotswolds’ in the subject header to help us sort the wheat from the spam.