Blog : recruitment



Are you looking to kick-start your career in communications and bursting with big creative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit? Do you want to work in an exciting, innovative and agile communications agency?

We’re looking for smart thinking and enthusiastic people to join our Stars & Stripes graduate programme in Edinburgh and London. This is your chance to work with some of the UK’s most exciting brands and to be part of Stripe IQ, our immersive training and development programme.

We’re offering three outstanding graduates permanent, paid positions – two in Stripe’s Edinburgh office and one in our London office. Competition is fierce so be prepared to go all out and prove you have the drive and ambition to kick-start your career at Stripe.

Stripe is an integrated creative communications agency delivering brand, social, PR and digital. The Stars & Stripe programme is open to anyone who thinks they have the potential to thrive in those specialisms.

To put yourself forward for the role, email with your CV, office preference (Edinburgh or London) and a cover letter telling us exactly why you’re the right person for this role – please include any relevant experience.

You must also respond to the following challenge – write a short, snappy blog of up to 400 words describing a creative communications campaign that you love and why it works.

The closing date for applications is 27 March 2020 at 5pm. The candidates with the strongest submissions will be invited to a selection day at Stripe. Successful applicants will join the Stars and Stripes programme in summer 2020.

Most exciting job on earth? Experienced community manager sought!

Most exciting job on earth? Experienced community manager sought!

We are looking for an experienced, passionate and ambitious community manager to work closely with one of our exciting clients based in London. With an international audience, the role will involve on and offline activity, content creation, influencer management, proactive and reactive social posting, tackling multiple brands and channels simultaneously and everything that comes with that responsibility.

You will be energetic, outgoing, have a love for all things entertainment and showbiz as well as the ability to work in a fast paced culture, but in an organised way. With a solid understanding of how brands use social channels, how they should operate in the social space and the ability to lead an account from planning, delivery through to reporting and analysis, you’ll deliver innovatively and effectively.

If you are curious and creative, with amazing communication skills and a major love of the Mail Online’s sidebar of shame, send your CV and links to your work to

Location: London
Ideal start date: ASAP

Iain Pope joins Stripe as Editorial Director

Iain Pope joins Stripe as Editorial Director

We’re very excited to announce that former Daily Record Head of Digital News, Iain Pope, has joined us in the newly-created role of Editorial Director.

Iain was previously digital intake editor for STV and assistant news editor of The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News, and has worked in numerous print and online executive editorial roles for news outlets in Scotland and England in a career of more than 20 years. He will work with the Leith-based strategic communications and PR agency across a range of accounts.

When asked about his new role, Iain said he was attracted not only by Stripe’s enviable reputation within the industry as a multiple-award winning agency, but also as an interesting and challenging place to work. “Everybody I spoke to told me to jump at the chance of joining the team. I’m very much looking forward to being a part of an expanding outfit bursting with fresh ideas and representing some exceptional clients.”

Welcome to the team Iain!

Could you be Stripe’s new PA?

Could you be Stripe’s new PA?

We are looking for a supremely organised, upbeat, all-round superstar to play a key role in our busy team as a part-time Personal Assistant.

Stripe is a fast-paced, dynamic kind of a place and we need a driven, flexible and reliable PA to provide a range of essential administrative and business support functions.

Reporting to the agency’s directors, and primarily supporting the management team, our PA will help keep the business running smoothly – enabling our team of consultants to deliver industry leading, award winning work for our clients.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must for the job, and we need someone who is proficient with IT and a stickler for detail.

A degree level qualification and/or experience in a relevant field or environment would be a bonus.

The role is for 20 hours a week over five days. Hours are flexible however we would need cover for specific core hours.

Salary is appropriate to experience and skill level.

To apply for the role please send in your CV – and explain why you think you’d be great as our PA –  to by Monday 14th September.