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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 (via telephone and email)
  • 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
  • Strong telesales skills, and a real want/drive to get on the phone and get hold of people
  • 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.

Finance Manager

To coin a phrase from Cicero, the sinews of war are infinite money. The same can be said for a communications agency too. Hence, we need a finance manager who can oversee our books and ensure we have enough money coming in to be able to eat without the need to forage of an evening.

Essentially then, you’ll be our bookkeeper. As part of that you need to be well versed in Xero, our accounts software. Given that’s pretty much your main responsibility, this element is a crucial one as, while we’re huge fans of an abacus, there’s a little more to it than simple addition and subtraction.

Given we’re not exactly talking about FTSE 100 figures here though, this will be a part-time role – likely 2-3 days a week (initially) – which should hopefully give you enough time to chase late paying clients and do the appropriate admin.

Alongside Xero, we’ll also be asking you to handle monthly expenses, as well as ordering new stationary, toiletries and kitchen supplies when they run low. Handling the company credit card, after all, comes with great responsibility. And sometimes that responsibility involves re-stocking the loo roll, too.

Oh, and we’d like you to answer the phones. You’ll be sat at reception, which makes you de facto receptionist, so we’ll be asking you to screen initial calls. Don’t worry though, we’re not inundated with them so this won’t be too taxing a task – it just stops the PR team squabbling amongst themselves as to why {insert name here} hasn’t answered a call in 4 months.

Sound like you fit the bill?

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

  • Polished and professional appearance. We don’t expect bowler hats or 80s shoulder pads, but we would like you to at least look like you’ve had a pre-work shower.
  • Ability to work well in a team. No doubt you’ll be chasing receipts left, right and centre, so ideally you’ll be the sociable type and able to resist yelling at your colleagues for losing said receipts.
  • 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.

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