Keen to make a name for yourself within one of the UK's top independent PR and communications agencies? Eager to bring your own thoughts and ideas to a range of both big names and smaller, innovative clients? Octopus is a great place to grow your career in a supportive and creative environment.
Graduate applications for The Octopus Group are now open!
If you are a recent graduate and looking to begin your career in PR, our graduate positions may be just right for you. We specialise in PR for technology, telecoms, professional services and consumer companies so to succeed you'll need to have an interest in these sectors and the enthusiasm to learn.
Our goal in life is to change the way brands are talked about. We integrate research, PR and marketing to make a difference. Dedicated teams, one goal, one culture.
We are a spirited and talented bunch of people wanting to muck in, think big, and achieve great results. We're in it for our company, our own development, to win awards and have some hearty laughs along the way. We work hard, but we also like to play hard, whether that is the usual get-togethers, or the annual summer festival Rocktostock, football or our impromptu 'Offs' in the office.
Interested? Want to apply?
Please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and further details. We will be asking you to complete a written submission to support your application but don't panic, it is just a bit of writing and as a graduate you should be used to a bit of writing.
Deadline for application submission: Wednesday 24th October 2012
Octopus Communications Assessment day : Tuesday 6th November 2012
Rocket Communications and Union Street Assessment day: Tuesday 13th November 2012
We have several opportunities for marketing and PR graduates or undergraduates to gain first-hand knowledge of public relations and marketing communications.
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
We are looking for someone to join the Technology practise, working with some of the world's largest tech brands, implementing innovative campaigns and social media strategies that drive increased influence amongst key target audiences.
The successful candidate will have a passion for media relations and an interest in technology PR. They will have some experience in engaging with the media community, a basic understanding of the media relations function, including development of press lists, forward feature monitoring, pitching and facilitating briefings; ability to manage all related administration functions of a PR account team including reporting and evaluation, knowledge of social media and experience of writing basic PR materials including social media updates, blogs and press releases.
The successful candidate will be conscientious, hard working and willing to go the extra mile. They will have strong organisational skills, a keen attention to detail and the ability to think creatively. They will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be an effective multi-tasker.
ACCOUNT MANAGER/SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER - Technology
Due to business growth, we are looking for a talented individual to join an existing team, delivering fantastic results for a range of tech clients (from world leading brands to smaller niche specialists).
The successful candidate will be required to support the development and implementation of innovative campaigns and social media strategies that drive increased influence amongst key target audiences.
Experience in creating and managing the implementation of UK PR campaigns for technology clients. The successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of PR and strong client relationship building skills.
In addition, the candidate must be able to demonstrate strong media contacts and results in the core technology; business and national media; working knowledge of social media strategies; strong writing abilities including social media updates, blogs, press releases and thought leadership pieces.
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR/SENIOR ACCOUNT DIRECTOR - TECHNOLOGY
We are seeking an Account Director/Senior Account Director with a strong technology background to join our technology practise. The portfolioincludes a technology giant, (London 2012 sponsor), alongside an array of leading tech brands and a mix of small to mid-sized tech clients.
Candidates will have at least 5 years experience in working on top tier technology brands and will demonstrate a passion for client management and business development. This role is ideal for an experienced client and people manager.
This is a client facing role where you will be tasked in developing your portfolio including securing and managing new business opportunities.
You will have lots of client-facing responsibilities, so the right person needs to have bags of charisma, drive and enthusiasm. Not to mention attention to detail, people management skills, a sense of humour and a network of fabulous contacts.
ACCOUNT DIRECTOR - B2B/Professional Services
Due to business growth, we are looking for a talented individual to lead a team across professional services, financial servcies, recruitment and property.
You will be working primarily on the Adecco UK & Ireland account (a London 2012 sponsor) which includes a mix of corporate, B2B and consumer-facing PR covering both the Adecco General Staffing business and the Office Angels brand. We will also be working with Adecco on their London 2012 campaign. This role will also provide the opportunity to lead some exciting new client wins within the financial services sector.
It's a hands-on role that will keep you busy, effectively
managing the implementation of the PR plans for our clients.
You will have lots of client-facing responsibilities, so the
right person needs to have bags of charisma, drive and enthusiasm.
Not to mention attention to detail, people management skills,
a sense of humour and a network of fabulous contacts.
This team is well set up to grow, so you need a healthy appetite for new business and presenting!
We don't advertise salaries, we just pay the right amount for the right person. Sounds fair, doesn't it.
To apply for any current or future roles, please get in touch or email your CV to email@example.com.
You can also keep in touch with Kavita via LinkedIn, you'll find her profile here.