Piercy&Company is looking for a communications manager to join its London studio.
Piercy&Company is an award-winning Camden-based studio founded in 2002 by architect Stuart Piercy. Our interdisciplinary practice comprises 80+ architects, designers and researchers with a shared passion for materials, form, technology and craft work together to test and develop new approaches to design, across all scales and typologies, urban and rural.
With a range of architectural, interior and furniture projects coming to completion, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and well-connected communications manager to promote these projects whilst helping articulate and share our studio values with a wider audience.
The successful candidate will be experienced in a similar role (at least five years’ post-university), have excellent written communication skills and a talent for expressing architectural and design concepts in the written word. It is highly desirable that the communications manager should also have a great eye and be adept at design storytelling in visual form.
The communications manager will be responsible for expanding our relationships with key journals and writers, managing press campaigns and press releases, website content, collating and editing thought leadership and research pieces, award entries and generally promoting awareness of the studio and our projects. The communications manager also feeds into the bidding and pitching process, however, this is not a new business role.
The communications manager will report to the studio director in charge of communications and the founding director. The role will also work closely with the director team, the business development team, the senior management team and project leaders.
Required skills and experience:
—exceptional writing and editing skills
—attention to detail and a sense of curiosity
—collaborative approach with the ability to foster strong internal and external relationships
—globally aware and well read with an understanding of current and future influences on architecture and design
—a calm approach with the ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines
—a working knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop is essential. Graphic design/layout skills in addition to written communication skills is a highly desirable added extra
—experienced with social media channels, website content management and associated analytics
—a good eye for bringing together the written word with the visual
—This role would suit someone with proven experience in a similar role within the architectural industry, or someone coming from architectural PR or journalism.
What we offer
—Piercy&Company have an inclusive and collaborative culture and offer several benefits:
—annual profit share scheme
—membership of the RIBA pension scheme
—enhanced paternity and maternity leave (after one year of employment)
—training and development opportunities
—studio outings and social events
—access to CPDs and internal talks
—health and wellbeing initiatives – cycle to work scheme, weekly organic fruit delivery, various in-house workshops and activities
—office closed during Christmas period
We annually benchmark salaries across the studio based upon the d3 Group’s Architecture Industry Survey, which provides insights from approximately 100 design and architecture practices in London.
Competitive salaries are offered along with excellent benefits. Remuneration is dependent upon experience.
Please submit your cover letter, digital CV in PDF format (online links to portfolios will not be accepted) and work examples with ‘communications manager’ as the subject heading to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By submitting your application to us, you are providing Piercy&Company with your full consent to process, manage and retain your personal information for the purpose of considering you for potential employment.
We actively encourage applications from women, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from ethnic minorities as these groups are currently under-represented throughout the building industry. Piercy&Company is an equal opportunities employer dedicated to closing this gap and aims to build a workforce of skilled professionals from a range of diverse backgrounds.
We are looking to fill the role as soon as possible, though we understand that an immediate start may not be possible in all cases.
Please note: due to the high volume of applicants, please note we will only be in contact should you be invited to interview.