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PR Vacancy – Anti-depressants and criminal record preferred

The trend for eager job hunters marketing themselves in an unconventional way has been well documented, but the other way round, is slightly rarer.

However, ‘no coverage, no fee’ agency Just In Time PR, has posted a job advert with a difference (read it here).

Just in Time PR's job advert“We’re looking for a ‘Senior Account Manager’, whatever the hell that is,” they proclaim.  “You’ll be on anti-depressants…[and] have had a number of run-ins with the law.”

Checking out their website, the job advert absolutely lives up to the tone of voice of the whole agency. It’s funny, endearing, humble and sarcastic.

Even the quote in the Evening Standard today made me smile. Referring to the number of enquiries they’ve had from job seekers, Dominic Hiatt from the agency said: “Someone even called up from Cardiff, wherever that is.”

Of course, they’re kidding, and the final paragraph of the ad confirms this. It cetainly gives an insight into the agency, and I am sure they won’t be short of offers.

(Site founder Rich butting in: you may also remember Dominic’s last dalliance with the media in September, when his intentionally offensive ‘clients we won’t work with’ list – including Russians, Guardian readers and showbiz old-timers – made the news, giving the agency some no doubt much appreciated link love. It’s clear Hiatt knows the value of saying the (apparently) wrong thing in the right way, like a PR agency version of BrewDog. Fair play to him and the agency).

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Joanna Dring is the global brand PR manager for Carlsberg Group, and is based in Denmark. A former PR Week 29 under 29-er (the 30th birthday has now come and gone...), Joanna has worked in numerous in-house PR roles including other brewers, the motor industry and local government. Joanna lives in Copenhagen, once applied for Come Dine With Me and enjoys writing in the third person. Follow Joanna on Twitter