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HIRING: Work for a 'Fat Bloke with a Drink Problem.' Interested?
By: Shawn Paul Wood
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If you are looking for a job, and don't mind flying across the pond for a brisk commute, have I got the gig for you! Meet Just In Time PR from London, England.

Ever thought "outside the box" has it boundaries? This may be the litmus test. No, really. Aside from the headline "Top London PR agency seeks hell-raiser [sic] to join team," we have this real job description:

We're looking for a "Senior Account Manager," whatever the hell that is. So if you'd like to work for a company run by a fat bloke with a drink problem and a moral compass that only ever points south, you can apply here today.

Well, not all of you.

If you have principles and take offence easily [It's British, American AP folk. Lighten up.], then this role categorically won't be for you. Guardian readers, tellotallers and anyone who believes in the afterlife almost certainly won't fit in. Not that we'd give them the time of day anyway.

OK, so here we go. Your chances of landing the job will rise with each box below that you tick.

Still not impressed with a real PR agency that soooo does not take itself seriously? Here's what they look for in an ideal CV or resume:

You’ll be on anti-depressants, and probably will have been for a number of years. You couldn’t care less about global warming. In fact, if a meteorite the size of Mexico slammed into our planet tomorrow, you’d rejoice.

You’ll have had a number of run-ins with the law and will have spent at least one night in a police cell. A history of drunken disorderly is ideal. Oh, and if you still feel you’re suited to this role, then for Christ’s sake don’t send an email or call me.

Just rock up, barge past security and grab a desk. There’s plenty of them because we’re losing staff at a rate of knots.

Obviously, this made a little news in the UK. An interview from The London Evening Standard earned a word from Just In Time PR Director Dominic Hiatt. Here's what he had to say:

We put up a more traditional advert on the usual websites but got hardly any responses. So we thought we’d do something slightly different and see what happened. One tweet and a share on Facebook and before we knew it we were getting emails and calls left, right and centre. Someone even called up from Cardiff, wherever that is.

I read through the website — a journey I highly encourage — and quite simply, I'm considering relocation. Hey, PR Newser could use a voice in England, right? Regardless, I think I'm in love. Call me?


   

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About the Author
Shawn Paul Wood is a hack-turned-flack with more than 20 years of collective journalism, copywriting and marketing communications experience. Shawn Paul is founder of Woodworks Communications in Dallas, Texas. If you need him, ping him here or follow him on Twitter @ShawnPaulWood
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