Words + Pixels is named as one of PRovoke Media’s top five best places to work - and we’re stoked with that honour.
Since our launch in 2020, the wellbeing of our team has been our top priority. Whether we’re establishing personalised professional development plans, or partnering with wellbeing partner Heka, or setting up private health insurance with Medicash, we know that the culture we’re fostering is what attracts top talent to our team.
Here are just a few of the things that make Words + Pixels one of the best PR agencies to work at:
The professional development of each and every team member really is one of the top priorities here at Words + Pixels.
Every team member is set six-monthly OKR objectives with up to five core aims - supporting both soft and industry-specific skills. These are mapped against measurable ‘key results’ to help team members meet their goals, and identify specific skills gaps.
We alo run a comprehensive external training program, meaning we get in the experts:
- Company-wide training sessions: Voted for by the team at the beginning of each quarter, these have previously covered PR photography and event management.
- Journalist masterclass: A working journalist hosts an interactive Q&A with the team, from CNBC to the BBC
- External training session: To develop key PR and comms skills
Culture and Wellbeing
We know that providing the best possible environment for wellbeing is an ongoing and collaborative process, though a supportive culture with a focus on mental health and wellbeing has been a priority for Words + Pixels since we launched in 2020. Note, this period has coincided with COVID, a recession, and the domino effect of these pressures!
To help support our team with their mental health at work, our line managers are trained in mental health awareness through MHFA England, and we have one Mental Health First Aider on staff (accredited through MHFA England). And we’re also a signatory of the Mental Health at Work Commitment.
To support a culture of openness, all of our new starters fill out a personal user manual with sections such as “how to spot if I’m stressed” and “how I would like to receive support”, so we’re aware of their personal needs.
We bring in external speakers to open up the conversation around mental health and wellbeing, which have included talks on alonement (the art of being alone) and on battling our inner critic.
We aim to work with innovative companies that align with our core values - disruptive, passionate, personal, and supportive.
Lots of our clients are developing solutions to the world’s current ecological crisis through technology; from global tree planting platform Treedom to refurbished tech marketplace Back Market, Lime e-bikes and e-scooters and Heka, an employee wellbeing platform. As a result, 20% of our clients focus on ecology, environment or climate-related solutions and 60% of our clients are B-Corp certified or purpose-led.
Words + Pixels is committed to sustainability and this is something that our entire team has pushed to do more of. We are a founding signatory of Clean Creatives, a collective of creative companies committed to declining work from fossil fuel-related clients. We’re also currently planting a Words + Pixels forest through our client Treedom, with a tree planted for every team/client birthday or anniversary.
Now this wasn’t an exhaustive list of the factors that make us one of the top five places to work, but they’re certainly the things we like to shout about.
If you fancy checking out our current vacancies, go to our jobs page, or email us at email@example.com with your CV and a cover letter - we're always happy to receive applications, even when we're not currently hiring.
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