Everyone at Midnight is fun, supportive and has a good sense of humour. It’s great being able to work so closely with senior members of the team as it means I’m learning all the time and developing more quickly.
Have you seen Midnight Communications is hiring?
Our agency is growing and there will be more opportunities in the pipeline, so what’s it really like to work here?
We take a lot of pride in our caring culture and in our impressive portfolio of B2B clients. We also love being based in the wonderful city of Brighton and Hove.
Read on to see what our colleagues love about working at Midnight, based in the beating heart of this creative and beautiful city by the sea, we like to call home.
Variety is the spice of life
What makes Midnight a great place to work? Speaking to colleagues there are two themes which emerge continually – the interesting variety of the work and the caring and nurturing culture which has been built here. It seems you’ll never be bored, and you will always looked after. That’s a recipe for success.
For senior account executive Rose Lock it’s the variety of B2B topics, and she says the people at Midnight have given her the opportunity to learn a lot about the wonderful world of PR at speed, after she left journalism to join us on the other side of the fence.
She said: “I work with a range of clients and I am pitching to lots of different types of media all the time. I also love the people – everyone at Midnight is fun, supportive and has a good sense of humour. It’s great being able to work so closely with senior members of the team as it means I’m learning all the time and developing more quickly.”
And our senior media consultant Chris Hatherall, one of our longest serving colleagues, also singles out the caring and positive culture lead by our joint managing directors Alex and Flo.
He says: “Alex and Flo ensure the atmosphere is always friendly and are experts at building a team which gels naturally. There are so many little touches which make you feel good about working for Midnight, whether it is having your birthday off (outside of annual leave), finding an Easter egg on your desk or being told you’ve been signed up to private health insurance. It’s just a great place to work.”
Something for everyone
The roles available in PR agencies are varied, from account assistant to account director. So, let’s find out from some of our colleagues what they like about their particular field of expertise.
For senior copywriter Tara Crean, it’s hybrid working and the opportunity to learn about new industries.
She says: “I love that I am learning and writing about new industries, as well as expanding my writing skills (not bad for someone who’s been in the business for 30 years).”
Meanwhile for senior account manager Jim Round it’s the thrill of the chase. He says: “For me it’s when we get a really juicy piece of coverage come in, especially in the nationals. It’s a major endorphin boost and makes our clients very happy. This is so rewarding, especially as we work hard to get the best results possible.”
Senior account manager Samantha Clark says: “Just like Jim I love getting coverage and I love showing our clients how they can amplify the coverage to make it work harder for them. The sheer breadth of knowledge I’ve accumulated about different industries and media, means every day is a school day here which makes work so much fun!”
And what about working and living in Brighton and Hove? Take it from us, living here is everything it’s cracked up to be and more – it’s full of energy, is welcoming and set against the backdrop of the seaside and the South Downs, which takes your breath away.
Chris sums it up best when he says: “It’s a city where you can never be bored because there is so much on offer – and a vibrant energy which encourages you to enjoy it all.
“Once you move to Brighton and Hove you don’t need to wait for the encore to get up from your seat anymore; you can be dancing from the start.
“It’s a city that’s friendly, inclusive, multi-faceted and full of adventure. And when you need to recover, the sea is always there waiting for you!”