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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.

Senior PR Account Executive / PR Account Manager - Cotswolds

So, here’s the deal. We’re looking for someone who works hard. Unsurprising really, considering this is a job description. I mean, we’d hardly be looking for some work-shy layabout now would we?

While we’re not averse to a bit of procrastination, we do need someone with a healthy dose of get up and go, charisma, energy or ‘joie de vivre’ as the Germans put it. Pic PR is built on enthusiasm.

Ideally, the ‘successful candidate’ (we’re dropping that in to make this a tad more serious, after all, it is a job description) should have at least 2-5 years’ experience of working in PR. And - ideally - bloody love it. Preferably, you’ll also have an understanding of wider marketing, including video and social media.

As per the standard job requirement, you need to be well organised (you actually do) and personable (we really do want to like you) but above all, hold a true delight for creativity.

And you need to be able to write. Writing is a big part of our PR offering here (along with those PR stunt thingys we often do) – we’re not all air kisses and Ab Fab here, darling – so we’re looking for a serious creative literary talent. Or at least a fairly decent one.

Still reading? Good.

Let’s look at experience. What do you need? Agency experience would be ideal, with a few PR years under your belt. So, if you fancy pastures newer and greener, or you're looking for that next step in your PR career, then this role could be for you. But even if you don’t fit this profile, if you’re the type of character you think we’re after then we’d love to hear from you. Oh, and this role has huge potential for growth, leading into management (quickly...if you’re good, of course).

Dispensing with the preamble then, what is this role I hear you say? At a basic level, it’s working in the 'PR' team, reporting to the management team and working with the account management team. Pretty straightforward. But what does that entail?

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

  • Drafting and distributing press releases and expert articles (as a PR, you’re an ‘expert’ in all manner of things)
  • Building media 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. Don’t worry, it’s not the controls of an Airbus
  • Organising media competitions, press stays, and setting up briefing opportunities (more air kissing)
  • Weekly and monthly reporting. Some would call this evidence of the hard work that’s been mentioned
  • Coming up with creative campaigns – back to those PR stunt thingys we do
  • Oh, and generating lots and lots of press coverage for our lovely clients

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Good (we’d say excellent, but good we can work with) writing skills
  • A passion (cliché bell, ding ding!) 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 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 snazzy covering letter to picme@picpr.com, putting ‘Senior PR Account Executive / PR Account Manager - Cotswolds’ 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.