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Account Director/Associate Director – Corporate & Financial Communications – Edelman Ireland

With 6,000 people in 66 offices worldwide Edelman is the leading global communications firm helping organisations evolve, promote and protect their brands. Since Edelman was founded in 1952, we remain an independent and family-owned business. At Edelman Ireland, our Corporate & Financial Communications team partners with a wide range of leading companies including KBC Bank Ireland, Musgrave, Visa, LinkedIn, and Ryanair plc.

Company Edelman Ireland
Location Harcourt Centre, 2 Harcourt Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2
Apply by 3 May 2019
Position / Title Account Director/Associate Director – Corporate & Financial Communications
Department Corporate & Financial Communications Division
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply Applicants should email their CV and include a separate cover letter that includes salary expectations to dublin@edelman.com by close of business on Friday 3rd May.

We are recruiting for a number of roles on the team including either at Associate Director or Account Director level, dependent on experience. The successful applicant will have:

  • At least five year’s agency experience
  • Ability to lead a portfolio of clients, overseeing communications programmes which meet and exceed client expectations
  • Provide counsel to senior management
  • Lead teams to deliver high performance results
  • Work strategically with creative & planning partners to identify core insights to drive communications outcomes
  • Ensure good financial management on accounts they lead
  • Demonstrate sectoral knowledge and illustrate how this can assist with developing solutions for clients
  • Maintain an excellent network of media, stakeholder and digital influencer contacts
  • Contribute strategically to the development of the team by playing a lead role in new business development and taking responsibility for a specific service offering
  • Manage junior team members

Experience working with technology or B2B clients and/or coordinating international activity would be beneficial also.

Applicants should email their CV and include a separate cover letter that includes salary expectations to dublin@edelman.com by close of business on Friday 3rd May.

Account Manager/Senior Account Manager – Corporate & Financial Communications – Edelman Ireland

With 6,000 people in 66 offices worldwide Edelman is the leading global communications firm helping organisations evolve, promote and protect their brands. Since Edelman was founded in 1952, we remain an independent and family-owned business. At Edelman Ireland, our Corporate & Financial Communications team partners with a wide range of leading companies including KBC Bank Ireland, Musgrave, Visa, LinkedIn, and Ryanair plc.

Company Edelman Ireland
Location Harcourt Centre, 2 Harcourt Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2
Apply by 3 May 2019
Position / Title Account Manager/Senior Account Manager – Corporate & Financial Communications,
Department Corporate & Financial Communications Division
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply Applicants should email their CV and include cover letter with salary expectations to dublin@edelman.com by close of business on Friday 3rd May.

We are recruiting for a number of roles on the team including either at Account Manager or Senior Account Manager level, dependent on experience. The successful applicant will have:

  • At least three years’ agency experience;
  • Strategic writing skills, with the ability to develop proposals and presentations for existing clients and delivering copy to tight deadlines;
  • Ability to think creatively and ensuring good level of creative output across the team;
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills;
  • First class media relations skills – ability to ‘sell a story’ and communicate effectively with the media;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead all client engagement, provide strategic counsel and advocate for a specific course of action, the ability to negotiate budgets and manage client expectations in terms of results;
  • Strong commercial understanding and project management skills in terms of budget planning, resource allocation and delivering projects on time and within budget parameters.

Experience working with technology or B2B clients and/or coordinating international activity would be beneficial also.

Applicants should email their CV and include cover letter with salary expectations to dublin@edelman.com by close of business on Friday 3rd May.

Account Director/Associate Director – Public Affairs – Edelman Ireland

With 6,000 people in 66 offices worldwide Edelman is the leading global communications firm helping organisations evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Since Edelman was founded in 1952, we remain an independent and family-owned business.

Company Edelman Ireland
Location Harcourt Centre, 2 Harcourt Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2
Apply by 3 May 2019
Position / Title Account Director/Associate Director – Public Affairs
Department Public Affairs Division
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply Applicants should email their CV and include cover letter with salary expectations to dublin@edelman.com by close of business on Friday 3rd May.

We are recruiting at Account Director or Associate Director level, dependent on experience,  to join our growing Public Affairs team. The successful candidate will have an approach to public affairs and strategic counsel that reflects a fundamentally changed communications, social, political and business environment in Ireland and globally. They will have a track record of achieving strategic business and organsational outcomes enabled by a dynamic, transparent and innovative approach to public affairs.  This person will be a hands-on leader responsible for a portfolio of accounts, with the ability to effectively manage budgets and teams and the capability to think and apply solutions quickly.

The successful applicant will:

  • provide deep and broad insights into current political thinking, legislation and policy;
  • demonstrate an understanding of current societal trends, their relationship with politics and the potential effects on client’s business outcomes;
  • maintain sustainable and authentic relationships with key decision makers in Government, business, media and society;
  • provide senior clients with clear, confident and well-informed strategic counsel;
  • work with research, planning, creative and digital teams to develop and implement innovative public affairs programmes;
  • develop high-quality strategy, analysis and positioning documents,  messaging and press materials;
  • partner with clients in managing crises and work with them over time in preventing them;
  • write public affairs plans, RFI / RFP proposals and take on a key role in new business generation;

Candidates with experience of working in the following areas will be considered for this role:

  • within the Public Affairs industry, either in agency or in-house;
  • within Government, the Oireachtas, political parties or the civil service.

Applicants should email their CV and include cover letter with salary expectations to dublin@edelman.comby close of business on Friday 3rd May.

Account Manager/Senior Account Manager – Public Affairs – Edelman Ireland

With 6,000 people in 66 offices worldwide Edelman is the leading global communications firm helping organisations evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Since Edelman was founded in 1952, we remain an independent and family-owned business.

Company Edelman Ireland
Location Harcourt Centre, 2 Harcourt Street, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin 2
Apply by 3 May 2019
Position / Title Account Manager/Senior Account Manager – Public Affairs
Department Public Affairs Division
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply Applicants should email their CV and include cover letter with salary expectations to dublin@edelman.com by close of business on Friday 3rd May.

We are recruiting at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level, dependent on experience,  to join our growing Public Affairs team. The successful candidate will have an approach to public affairs and strategic counsel that reflects a fundamentally changed communications, social, political and business environment in Ireland and globally.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a global agency, that delivers differentiated, creative and integrated thinking for our clients.  Working as part of a busy team of former Government advisers and political strategists, the successful candidate will:

  • project-manage a number of client accounts including acting as key client relationship-manager, developing and managing budgets and team resources;
  • partner clients with confidence and provide well-informed advice;
  • develop high-quality strategy, research, analysis documents and PA plans;
  • provide deep insights on politics, policy and legislation at Irish, EU and global levels;
  • have a broad network across business, politics, media and Government;
  • develop high quality content for use across a range of platforms and channels – e.g. media materials, narrative development, speeches; social content; thought-leadership;
  • work with research, planning, creative and digital teams to implement innovative public affairs programmes;
  • prospect for new business opportunities and participate in new business pitches;
  • represent Edelman at a range of business, policy and stakeholder events.

Candidates with experience of working in the following areas will be considered for this role:

  • within the Public Affairs industry, either in agency or in-house
  • within Government, the Oireachtas, political parties or the civil service

Applicants should email their CV and include cover letter with salary expectations to dublin@edelman.com by close of business on Friday 3rd May.

 

Digital – Senior Account / Project Manager – Teneo

Due to winning some exciting new clients projects, we are looking for a focused thinker with excellent project and client management skills. We’ll expect you to work collaboratively within our team and make a difference from day one. In return, we offer a great benefits package, long term career prospects, and a brilliant working environment.

Company Teneo
Location Cranford House, Montrose, Dublin 4
Position / Title Digital – Senior Account / Project Manager
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply Please send cover letter and CV to DUB-careers@teneoglobal.com

Reference: Digital – Snr Account / project Manager

The Role:

As a Snr Account/Project Manager, you will be a key member of our digital client service team, executing multiple projects across many brands and industries, in a fun and focused team environment. With an agency background, you will be a skilled project manager, with strong client-facing experience and a thorough understanding of the digital marketing process from creative ideation through to campaign go-live.

The right candidate will embrace responsibility and strive for the highest standards in terms of client satisfaction and campaign delivery, building strong and enduring relationships based on trust.

Mentoring and actively supporting the junior team members will also fall into your remit and as you are expected to lead by example and demonstrate a strong work within our company values of Sound, Driven, Challenger and Brave.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop a solid understanding of the client’s products, market, and industry
  • Demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for their business and leverage your understanding to unlock new business opportunities for Teneo
  • Develop strategic brand communications plans
  • Ensure the quality output and delivery of client projects on time and on budget
  • Day to day client and internal communication and management as you progress the project according to the project plan to include cross-functional collaboration within the Teneo Group
  • Protect and grow revenue through effective financial administration, including estimate generation, billing, and third-party financial administration
  • Monitor and measure campaign performance on an ongoing basis post-go live in the context of campaign KPIs and report both internally and externally
  • Oversee, encourage, and Talent Manage junior team members to function cohesively as part of the team
  • Proactively generate and be involved in new business and cross selling pitches

Desired skills:

  • Circa 5 years’ experience in a digital agency
  • A strong working knowledge of digital platforms and an understanding of agency structure
  • A passion for all things digital and a desire to keep up to date with industry trends and developments
  • A self-starter, ability to think on your feet and make tough decisions with a desire to embrace responsibility and take ownership
  • Confidence with excellent client-facing and presentation skills
  • A process-oriented individual, with an appreciation and understanding of project management
  • Exceptional attention to detail is a must, coupled with personal pride in every output you deliver
  • Ownership of managing projects against budget, therefore delivering profitable work
  • Strong work ethic with a team player attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Key Criteria:

  • Experience managing digital campaigns from start to finish
  • Demonstrable experience in developing creative brand ideas
  • Excellent writing, organisational, and interpersonal skills
  • A relevant third level qualification in Digital marketing
  • Proven project management skills
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines across several different accounts
  • An absolute passion for social media
  • Proficient in all MS Suite

What we offer:

Teneo is a highly talented, highly engaged workforce. Our recent employee survey (94% response) described our culture as Fun, Friendly and Hardworking. 100% said they liked working with all of their colleagues. As one of the largest Public Relations businesses in Ireland we can offer some great benefits;

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Early home Fridays
  • Health care contribution
  • 25 days annual leave
  • PRSA facility
  • Weekly Ways of Working workshops
  • Annual health checks
  • Flu injections/ on site eye testing
  • Dedicated Talent Manager
  • Summer & Xmas company parties.
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Travel saver
  • Fresh fruit delivered every day
  • Subsided Massages
  • Canteen facilities
  • Sports club Subvention
  • CSR Programme

Grade V (Staff Officer) – Communications and Public Relations (including Marketing)- Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board

The Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board are seeking to recruit for a Grade V (Staff Officer) – Communications and Public Relations (including Marketing)

Company Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board
Location Wexford
Apply by 7 May 2019
Position / Title Grade V (Staff Officer) – Communications and Public Relations (including Marketing)
Department Corporate Services Department
Reporting to Chief Executive or Nominee
Direct Reports As assigned by Chief Executive or Nominee
Contract Type Permanent, pensionable position
How To Apply Applications must be made on official Staff Officer (Grade V) application form.  Please see www.waterfordwexford.etb.ie/vacancies for application form and full details

JOB ROLE:

The Communications and Public Relations Officer will lead and facilitate the development of the communications function which will effectively manage the internal and external communications and public relations (including marketing) of WWETB.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the communications team in supporting the implementation of WWETB Strategic Plan 2018-2022, in particular with regard to the implementation of the Communications Strategic Programme.
  • Take a leadership role in communications planning, implementation and evaluation for the organisation and support its internal stakeholders in this regard.
  • Develop and manage communications projects and associated budgets in collaboration with our partners (internal and external), by developing appropriate work programmes, working with internal teams to gather requirements and ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Work as a team member on implementation of larger scale projects, with a focus on effective communications and public relations.  This will involve developing/producing information, news or creative content materials utilising appropriate print and online tools or resources and ensuring they are shared with the target audience.
  • Take a lead role in developing and supporting school and centre events such as Graduations, Presentations including the development of marketing material and event protocols.
  • Take a lead in the review of current publications, brochures, advertisements, signage etc. to ensure consistency with WWETB branding guidelines.
  • Build networks both internal and external to support enhanced stakeholder engagement.
  • Act as the point of contact for WWETB’s range of service providers and suppliers of advertising, distribution, printers, graphic designers, digital agencies, press and others.  This will also involve developing media relations as the WWETB Press Contact and first point of contact for media queries.
  • In order to develop a consistent approach to our interaction with the media, the post holder will be required to; draft briefs, manage media contacts, act as first point of contact with media when required; establish/commission media marketing plans.
  • Develop an excellent working knowledge of the marketing communications industry and how it operates.
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the manager or CE.

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Experience:

  • Good working knowledge of the education and training environment of WWETB
  • Strategic Digital Marketing
  • Experience leading a team that has delivered projects/campaigns, ideally involving media relations, corporate communications, public relations, public information materials, digital content and marketing
  • Excellent writing ability and experience in the production of professional reports and content and documents for online and offline publication
  • Excellent analytical and decision making skills
  • Experience in the development and publication of web content
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media and Digital Media experience including hosting platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, LinkedIn, Podbean, Youtube

Skills:

  • Project Management

Qualifications:

  • Minimum NFQ Level 8 Qualification in Marketing/Communication/Journalism or similar

Communications Manager – Matheson

Matheson’s internal communications framework is a priority for the business while effective external communication to our domestic and international markets is also a key priority and particularly so with regard to our flagship business strategic corporate messaging and people-focused initiatives.

Our Marketing department have an excellent opportunity for a Communications Manager to join a vibrant and growing team.

Working as a Manager in the Marketing department and reporting to the firm’s Director of Marketing, the role focus is to further develop the firm’s brand and profile both in Ireland and internationally through the development and delivery of a high quality external communications strategy. In this role you will be responsible for creating, building and implementing the firm’s media and PR, digital and advertising programmes. You will also lead, craft and execute the firm’s internal communication strategy in collaboration with your direct team and the wider Marketing department.

The Communications Manager is a key supporting role to the Marketing Director alongside a collaborative leadership role for the wider Marketing team.

Company Matheson
Location 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2
Apply by 18 May 2019
Position / Title Communications Manager
Department Marketing
Reporting to Director of Marketing
Direct Reports 3
Contract Type Permanent
How To Apply Please send your CV and cover letter by email to Jane Creaner-Glen jane.creaner-glen@matheson.com

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

In this role as a senior corporate communications professional, you will have responsibility for creating, building and implementing a firm-wide communications framework and annual plan in line with the firm’s communication strategy for both external and internal audiences.  You will be responsible for establishing core programme KPIs, monthly and quarterly reporting for business reviews for key stakeholders.

External Focus

  • Crafting and delivering communications campaigns to support key organisational developments and new Matheson initiatives
  • Alongside the firm’s PR agency, leading the media outreach initiatives for the business at both domestic and international level
  • Responsibility for developing content for online, press releases, presentations, pitches that are aligned with the firm brand and the communications framework.

Internal Focus

  • Crafting content for all internal communications, leadership communications and key Matheson leadership events such as town-halls, cascading key Matheson strategic messages and business priorities
  • Supporting key business areas that issue internal communications through the development of  brand templates so as to maintain the consistency of Matheson’s tone, style and language
  • Developing Matheson’s internal communication channels, including newsletters, intranet etc to drive employee engagement

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Qualifications:

  • You will have 8+ years’ PR and Communications experience gained working in a fast moving and dynamic business environment.  Experience working in a collaborative and cross-functional setting is essential.  Experience of managing a team of direct and in-direct reports.
  • You have a demonstrable track record of external communications expertise across all relevant communication channels and media platforms. A PR background is desirable.
  • Proven track record of agency management
  • Spend management with ROI/ROAS tracking
  • You are highly experienced in the application of digital communications strategy and the use of social media and online platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • You have experience leading on internal communications both in strategy formulation and execution
  • You are experienced managing teams to deliver on strategic objectives
  • You are highly credible with a strong client focus and have the ability to build successful internal and external relationships with key stakeholders
  • You are an effective communicator with a natural flair for detail and accuracy and the skill to collaborate with, mentor and develop other members of the team
  • You display a strong work ethic, are able to work under pressure and deliver excellent client service

Essential Skills / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in marketing, communications, business, or associated field
  • Excellent organisation and project management skills with ability to multi-task under time constraints
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and be able to manage several projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, initiative, dependability, and a high level of motivation
  • Skills that enable collaboration and communication, including MS Office and Adobe Acrobat.

Matheson is the law firm of choice for internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. More than 700 people work across the firm’s offices in Dublin, Cork, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco. Our clients include over half of the Fortune 100 companies. We also advise 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and the majority of the world’s 50 largest banks.

We believe our people are our competitive advantage. To be the best law firm in the market, we need to recruit, retain and develop the best people in the market.

International Publicity Officer – Failte Ireland 

Fáilte Ireland is currently seeking to recruit a highly motivated and publicity-focused
officer to join its International Publicity Team.

You will have experience in people management within an organisation with direct
reports combined with a demonstrated proficiency in managing budgets. You will have
excellent communications and organisational skills and experience working cross
functionally with other teams and stakeholders. You will also be able to demonstrate
excellent stakeholder relationship.

The role will report to the International Publicity Manager and shall be based at Fáilte
Ireland, Aras Fáilte, 88-95 Amiens Street, Dublin 1.

Further details are listed here and the application closing date is Wednesday, 1st May 2019 at 12.00 noon.

Head of Communications – Amundi 

Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by assets under management and ranks in the top 10 (1) globally. Thanks to the integration of Pioneer Investments, it now manages over 1.3 trillion (2) euros of assets across 6 main investment hubs (3). Amundi offers its clients in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and the Americas a wealth of market expertise and a full range of capabilities across the active, passive and real assets investment universes. Headquartered in Paris, and listed since November 2015, Amundi is the 1st asset manager in Europe by market capitalization and the 5th globally (4).

Leveraging the benefits of its increased scope and size, Amundi has the ability to offer new and enhanced services and tools to its clients. Thanks to its unique research capabilities and the skills of 5,000 team members and market experts based in 37 countries, Amundi provides retail, institutional and corporate clients with innovative investment strategies and solutions tailored to their needs, targeted outcomes and risk profiles.

This a great opportunity to be part of a fast moving business that has started to build a strong position on the Irish market.  We are looking for someone to deliver a brand and communication strategy to enable the success of our business in Ireland.

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for all branding and communication campaigns for Ireland aimed at building the firm’s profile in Ireland
  • Work independently & collaboratively to execute Communication strategy for Ireland
  • Support our distribution and institutional sales activities in Ireland (e.g. internal and external event management, organization of client investment seminars, sponsorships, branding opportunities etc.)
  • Liaise frequently and closely with the Cross Border marketing team in Dublin for marketing materials, campaigns and stories to support sales
  • Work closely with communication colleagues in Paris/London etc.
  • Content manager for Ireland Intranet site
  • Manage and delivery of internal and client events
  • Coordination of all PR, media relations and local communication activities for Ireland
  • Coordinate and disseminate all local internal communications

Apply online here.

Communications Manager – Primark

Retail Communications Manager

Based in our Dublin HQ, you will be responsible for defining and manage agreed rules of engagement around communications from Support Office to stores to provide accurate information to stores regarding all relevant activity and operations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and take ownership of a communications calendar to manage frequency and timings of messages to stores
  • Maintain standard templates for delivering messages to and within store
  • Define and manage the appropriate communications channel
  • Working cross functionally, establish clear rules of ‘how we communicate to stores’ which recognises cultural difference
  • Champion and refresh the intranet including developing the HUB for stores
  • Write, design and develop store communications working with the various cross functional stakeholders
  • Production and issue of DAN and WAN to ensure that information is store friendly and consistent across all the stores
  • Working with the Brand team, rebrand all Retail Operations Standard Operating Procedures and policies to reflect the Primark brand
  • Review all current communications channels and recommend and evolve our communication channels to best reach and meet the needs our team members base. Work with the ICT team, to create the necessary forums required.
  • Work closely with the Internal Communications Director and the wider Primark Internal Communications function to ensure the appropriate communications channels and platforms are utilised and in order to stay abreast of current communications priorities and trends.
  • Build strong relationships with stores to facilitate constant feedback, best practice and opportunities.
  • Line Manage and support the Retail Communications co-ordinator to create content and maintain retail policies and procedures and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Work with Retail Operations Coordinator to update current SOPs to reflect the new operating model developed as part of the In-store Experience Programme and Determine gap analysis on existing SOPS and recommend additions required
  • Develops internal communication plans to support the team’s annual, seasonal and business priorities
  • Considers cultural variations and languages in the development of all communications to ensure content is appropriate to the relevant audiences and that all communication that requires translation is developed with translation in mind.
  • Develop and manage the Retail Operations call centre to provide assistance to stores on general queries to provide best in class service.

Essential knowledge, education, skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • 2-3 years’ experience in Communications Management
  • Strong MS Office skills. Experience of Sharepoint, Photoshop and design tools an advantage.
  • Experience in working as part of a diverse and geographically dispersed team
  • Technical proficiency in communication platforms and content management tools
  • Creative with an ability to bring fresh thinking and new ideas to address business priorities
  • Ability to write content development and storytelling against clear goals and objectives
  • Highly organised, detail-oriented, possessing the ability to effectively prioritise projects and deliverables whilst meeting deadlines set by management.
  • Stakeholder management – experience of influencing senior stakeholders.
  • Proven ability in developing effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation.
  • Effective and persuasive presentation skills, including the ability to present complex information in an understandable manner to all areas of the business.
  • Experience of working with external agencies (print, design, video production, photography, translation etc.)
  • Retail experience an advantage

There’s the competitive salary, of course. But our team in Dublin covers many different countries, giving you the opportunity to work with colleagues from all over the world. Our people make our brand which means more responsibility, and the freedom and space to grow and do things their way. And we have an amazing programme of structured learning and development to help with that, covering everything from mindfulness sessions to developing your presenting skills. What’s more, you’ll also be part of a busy, friendly work environment with a gym, café, canteen, choir, book club, running club and plenty of open space to think.

So if you have the right experience and want to take the next step, why not find out more by applying now!

Apply on LinkedIn here.

Media and Communications Executive (Maternity Cover) – National Treasury Management Agency 

The NTMA Public Affairs and Communications function is responsible for managing external communications and stakeholder engagement activities across the NTMA’s five business units and corporate functions in addition to SBCI and HBFI.

An opportunity is now available, for a Media and Communications Executive, on a fixed term basis for a maternity cover.  The successful candidate will report to the Senior Corporate Communications Manager and will become a vital member of a small, vibrant Public Affairs and Communications team.

The role entails a wide range of responsibilities, from preparing press releases and organising press conferences and interviews, to liaising with media contacts and monitoring media coverage of the organisation.

Principal responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting and producing presentations and press releases
  • Assisting the wider team in responding to enquiries from the press and other external organisations in a timely and accurate manner
  • Arranging and organising events, interviews and press conferences
  • Monitoring current affairs and coverage of the organisation within the media
  • Managing relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including external service providers
  • Undertaking other responsibilities as they arise.

Knowledge/Experience

  • Relevant third level Degree or Masters in Business, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations/Media or related discipline
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Communications, or Public Relations/Media in a comparable corporate environment
  • Be skilled in using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Competencies & Skills

  • Excellent written English with the ability to accurately and clearly communicate financial information and data
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organised individual who can prioritise and manage tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work under own initiative to strict deadlines
  • Flexible, creative and enthusiastic.

Necessary arrangements can be made at interview stage to accommodate the needs of candidates with disabilities. If you are having difficulty uploading your CV online or in fully accessing any information on this site please email Recruitment@ntma.ie

Communication Specialist- Outreach & Engagement – Central Bank of Ireland

The Central Bank of Ireland serves the public interest by safeguarding monetary and financial stability and by working to ensure that the financial system operates in the best interests of consumers and the wider economy.

We currently have a vacancy for a Communication Specialist – Outreach & Engagement on a contract of indefinite duration in the Communication Division. This role is aligned with the Bank Professional 3 grade and the BP3 salary scale applies. Please click herefor further information on our salary scales.

The role holder will be responsible for leading the design, scoping, project management and successful completion of end-to-end communication campaigns and projects across the COMM division within agreed timeframes, budgets and scope/quality parameters. Working within the outreach and engagement section, the role holder will also contribute to the development of outreach and engagement strategy as part of an integrated approach to internal comms, public communication and corporate social responsibility in order to build public and stakeholder understanding.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop concepts, scopes and mobilises the communication campaign, establishing clarity and approvals on purpose, scope, delivery approach and stakeholder expectations in order to ensure the timely delivery of key campaigns.
  • Develop and implement campaign specific project plans targeted at media, public, staff or parliamentary stakeholders in consultation with internal stakeholders.
  • Lead the strategy implementation process for projects or programmes, to include leading and working in matrix structures, in order to ensure the timely delivery of key strategic projects for the Central Bank in the areas of internal communication, public communication and corporate social responsibility.
  • Manage communication programmes and budgetary planning; developing the approved plan and budget parameters, ensure comprehensive programme engagement with COMM senior management, consultation with stakeholders and effective monitoring of project deliverables and the early signalling/escalation of any potential issues to ensure timely resolution.
  • Monitor budgets and engagement with third party vendors that input into online, media, internal or external engagement campaigns, from procurement to delivery, in order to ensure compliance with procurement rules and quality of output.
  • Providing advisory services to internal stakeholders, to build understanding and outcome focused campaigns.
  • Develop specific measurement criteria to gauge the success or otherwise of campaigns; to use those criteria to review the Central Bank’s communications work; and to present this information to senior staff to help them make informed decisions about future activity.
  • Ensure project strategy alignment with overall corporate communications strategy and organisational messages in order to ensure consistency.

Requirements:

  • Third level qualification in journalism, public relations, project management, international relations, public affairs or related discipline.
  • Irish language proficiency would be an advantage.
  • 5 years’ experience, to include experience in public communications, internal engagement campaigns, advocacy, international relations ,project management, or a similar role, especially in a financial institution or State agency.
  • Experience leading multi-stakeholder programmes in a central banking, public affairs or supervisory environment would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Skilled in the creation of highly effective strategic vision. Strong research, collaborative and influencing skills.
  • Advanced experience in project management essential with demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise effectively whilst managing multiple/spontaneous project streams in a busy work environment.
  • Fully demonstrates diplomacy, effective planning, prioritisation, persuasion and influencing skills whilst implementing external and internal communication projects.
  • Builds constructive and effective relationships across the organisation.
  • Has rapport with business partners.
  • Can manage complexities and variety of work and deadline driven demands among multiple channels, content creators or agencies.
  • There is potential infrequent off-site stakeholder meetings, occasional European business meetings as ESCB projects arise and third party vendor meetings.

Application Details:

Closing date: 23rd April 2019
To apply, please complete the application form attached (via the “apply” link). This allows you to tell us why you are the best fit for us.

Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an automatic email from us acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive this auto-acknowledgement, please contact Kate Lyons on 01 224 6868  or email recruitment@centralbank.ie.

Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras í nGaeilge.
The Central Bank of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

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Grade VI – Press Officer, Communications Division – Health Service Executive

The Current Operations – Press & Media Team deal with media queries and are responsible for managing all day to day operational and issue drivencommunications activity in support of each Division/function. The team also co-ordinates the out of hours media service which is provided 7 days a week in response to the 24/7 news cycle. The team provides proactive and reactive media advice to management and staff in the HSE, from events and launches to crisis management. The services offered by the team include preparing media statements, public relations and event management, identifying suitable spokespeople and providing media training for them.

We are seeking an ambitious, highly motivated candidate to join as a Press Officer.

The Press Officer acts as the main contact for press & media queries. He/she prepares press releases, liaises with media contact and monitors media coverage.

He/she participates in the coordination, planning and management of campaigns, initiatives and research projects.

He/she participates and contributes to cross Communication Division team projects

Senior Executive Officer – Communications – QQI

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is seeking a Senior Executive Officer – Communications to assist in the implementation of the organisation’s internal and external communications strategies.

Company Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
Location 26-27 Denzille Lane, Dublin 2, D02 P266
Apply by 3 May 2019
Position / Title Senior Executive Officer – Communications
Department Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Division
Contract Type Permanent Contract
How To Apply Applications should be made by sending a current CV together with a cover letter outlining suitability for the post by email to Eamonn Collins, HR  recruit@qqi.ie no later than:

15:00 on Friday 3rd May 2019.  Alternatively, applications can be sent by post to Eamonn Collins, QQI, 26-27 Denzille Lane, Dublin 2.

Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

More information about this role can be found here.

The Communications team is part of a wider Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Division, with particular responsibility for enhancing the public profile and reputation of QQI and supporting individual directorates and business units in the areas of content creation, digital media, advertising, public relations, marketing, event management and stakeholder communications.

Key Responsibilities

Content Creation

  • Responsible for generating a wide range of content (written, graphic and video) across all QQI digital platforms – QQI website, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Podbean, staff intranet etc
  • Development and delivery of QQI content schedule.
  • Responsible for coordinating, writing and editing a range of QQI communications including staff updates, newsletters and external publications.
  • Writing copy for publications in collaboration with content owners, stakeholder websites, reports, promotional materials and speaking notes.

Consultancy/ Expertise

  • Providing communications advice and support to colleagues and other stakeholders, including development of key messages, digital materials, printed materials, internal communications and event management.

Events

  • Assisting with organisation, delivery and evaluation of QQI events.

Media relations

  • Assisting with press releases and news items for the corporate website.
  • Maintaining media distribution lists and creating media coverage reports.

Measurement & Evaluation

  • Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of internal and external communications through Feedback using, staff and stakeholder surveys and other types of qualitative research with stakeholder groups.
  • Use of social media analytical tools to establish metrics and set goals

General

  • Any other duties which may be assigned by the Communications Manager.

Essential Criteria

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in communications or related area
  • Curiosity and passion for communications
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven experience of building and managing relationships with internal and external audiences
  • Experience creating content across a range of digital and traditional media platforms
  • Ability to think creatively in developing communication techniques
  • Extensive experience with social media, particularly Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Experience of developing online communities with relevant stakeholders
  • Attention to detail, with a high level of accuracy
  • Experience of web content management systems
  • Excellent organisational and IT skills (including MS Office suite, social media tools and applications.

Desirable Criteria

  • Digital Marketing
  • NFQ 8 award in Communications/Public Relations/Marketing/Journalism or similar
  • Fluent Irish is desirable but not essential
  • Membership of Public Relations Institute of Ireland/Marketing Institute of Ireland
  • Awareness of the further and/or higher education and training sector an advantage

Account Manager – O’Leary PR & Marketing

O’Leary PR & Marketing is looking for an Account Manager with a level of sports experience to join its team.

www.olearypr.ie

Company O’Leary PR & Marketing
Location James House, 50 James Place East, Dublin 2
Apply by 3 May 2019
Position / Title Account Manager
Contract Type Permanent, full-time
How To Apply To apply, email your CV in strictest confidence to Mari O’Leary at marioleary@olearypr.ie by 3rd May 2019

 

O’ Leary PR is a full service boutique consultancy working in the fast moving consumer and lifestyle sectors. Within our portfolio of hospitality, interiors, beauty and entertainment clients are leading international and indigenous brands including EA SPORTS, EA Games, Søstrene Grene, KSG Catering, Killashee Hotel and Marlin Hotel.

Key requirements include

  • Minimum three years experience in the consumer sector, preferably in a PR agency
  • Strong writing, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • In-depth knowledge and experience across traditional, digital and social media
  • Established relationships with consumer lifestyle media and in particular the sports sector
  • Strategic, self motivated and the ability to multi task on a portfolio of clients and projects
  • Strong work ethic and team player mentality
  • A PRII accredited or relevant third level qualification is preferable

To apply, email your CV in strictest confidence to Mari O’Leary at marioleary@olearypr.ie by 3rd May 2019

Communications Manager – Aramark Northern Europe

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) is a global corporation, publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange, employing over 16,000 people throughout Northern Europe.  From its European HQ in Dublin, Aramark Northern Europe supports clients across the region in creating innovative experiences in Food, Retail, Facilities Management and Property.

Company Aramark Northern Europe
Location Newenham House, Northern Cross, Dublin D17 AY61
Apply by 3 May 2019
Position / Title Communications Manager
Reporting to Marketing Director Ireland & UK
Contract Type Full-Time
How To Apply Please send CVs in confidence to careers@aramark.ie

Our mission is to deliver experiences that enrich and nourish lives.  Our people make all the difference and through their hard work, our clients and customers experience service excellence every day.  In return, we give our employees opportunities and benefits that support their career and their lifestyles.

We are now seeking an experienced communications manager to join our team in Ireland.  Reporting to the Marketing Director for Ireland & UK and working closely with the global comms team in Philadelphia, the successful candidate will develop and implement a robust communications strategy that will promote the reputation of Aramark Northern Europe in key markets including Ireland and the UK, allowing us to attract, gain and retain clients and customers.

This role would suit an established PR professional looking to further develop their leadership skills and experience working in a fast paced environment.  The successful candidate will actively collaborate with their marketing colleagues to drive an integrated approach to building Aramark’s brand with key stakeholders.

Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic communications counsel to the executive team
  • Develop and deliver a robust and targeted annual communications strategy for Northern Europe
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Media Relations – Ireland and UK
  • Crisis Communications and Issues management
  • Developing and managing Aramark NE’s CSR programme.
  • Internal Communications
  • Management of Social Media channels including linkedin, Instagram and twitter

Skills and Experience:

  • At least 4 – 5 years’ experience in a PR / Communications role in a high performance professional environment, with a minimum of 2 years at Client Manager level if currently working in an agency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience in media relations in B2B and B2C environments
  • Demonstrable experience of multi-tasking and operating in a busy environment
  • Proven track record of collaborating and establishing good working relationships across multiple functions and business areas.
  • An ability to identify and place news stories in national, regional and trade media
  • Experience of issues management and implementing responses to protect and enhance the organisation’s reputation in a crisis.
  • Digital experience of creating and managing campaigns across all social channels

Qualifications:

A third level qualification in Communications, PR, Business or Journalism an advantage.

Please send CVs in confidence to careers@aramark.ie

Account Executive – Beachhut PR

Beachhut PR works with tech and corporate clients. We specialise in Irish and international tech PR, Communications Strategy and Corporate Storytelling for both large multinationals as well as some of the world’s most promising startups. Our relationships with major news and specialist media in Ireland, UK, US and around the world give us an unparalleled reach.

Beachhut PR is looking to hire an ambitious person who is passionate about tech and capable of working in an agile and dynamic environment and to deliver above and beyond for its clients, all the while incorporating Beachhut’s ethos of a fun, enjoyable work environment.

We have a great opportunity for an Account Executive to join our expanding team.

The ideal candidate:

  • 1-2 years PR experience in an in-house, but preferably agency role
  • 3rd level degree in PR, marketing or communications field ideally
  • Strong ability to pitch stories by both phone and email
  • Quick thinker, proactive problem solver and ability to take initiative
  • Hunger to succeed, learn and grow
  • Not afraid to ask questions, contribute ideas
  • Excellent interpersonal skills/people person
  • Sincere interest in the technology / business sector and the Dublin and global tech scene
  • Creative writing skills
  • Good understanding of social media and trends
  • Proven knowledge of the Irish and international media landscape

 

Responsibilities:

Execute day-to-day client account work to include among other tasks

  • Drafting a wide range of written materials – press releases, photo-call notices, media briefings, background documents, Q&A’s, case studies etc
  • Content creation for print, broadcast and digital mediums
  • Event coordination – photocalls, press conferences, media briefings, etc
  • Media pitching and organising speaker opportunities
  • Research – as per any briefs given
  • Create, manage and distribute weekly summary report docs for each client
  • Contribute to Beachhut PR communications plans for clients at both strategic and tactical levels across digital and traditional platforms
  • Act as a liaison between clients and external suppliers – designers, photographers, A/V houses etc
  • Develop media relations skills by having a strong working knowledge of relevant media and developing relationships with them
  • Organise and take notes for client meetings both in person and on the phone
  • Take detailed notes of each meeting to include devising and appointing ownership of actions that arise from each meeting
  • Contribute to client meetings
  • Contribute to the development and presentation of new business proposals and presentations for existing and potential clients
  • Demonstrate solid teamwork capabilities while working to develop client managerial skills
  • Manage and maintain the capture and filing of all daily/weekly coverage and coverage reports
  • Demonstrate a willingness to develop in-depth knowledge about each client’s business and they areas that they operate in
  • Demonstrate an ability to work both reactively and proactively

 

Please submit a cover note explaining why you are applying for this role, along with a CV by Friday, 3rd May, 5pm to careers@beachhutpr.com

Alumni Relations Officer – UCD Foundation

We are looking for an enthusiastic communicator with a passion for event management, to join our dynamic team.  You will be working in a close-knit, inclusive environment and with a team which encourages innovative thinking and collaboration. Your role primarily will be to forge strong relationships with alumni and friends of the College of Engineering and Architecture, with your success being measured through KPI’s based on the ongoing enhancement of relationships with alumni, the College and Schools.

Reporting directly into the Associate Director of Alumni Relations you will create a close working relationship with colleagues in the College of Engineering and Architecture, the College Principal, Heads of School, College Office Manager, support staff, the Engineering Graduates Association and other key internal UCD stakeholders.

Company UCD Foundation
Location Belfield, Dublin 4
Apply by 29 April 2019
Position / Title Alumni Relations Officer
Reporting to Associate Director of UCD Alumni Relations
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply An attractive remuneration package is available for this post. Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter in the first instance to: sylvia.roddie@ucdfoundation.ie by Monday 29 April 2019.

The Mission of the UCD Development and Alumni Relations Department is to create a mutually beneficial alumni development programme that will strengthen and engage our global alumni community and support the University’s vision for years to come.

An opportunity has arisen for an Alumni Relations Officer to support the College of Engineering and Architecture in engaging with their alumni. There are six Schools in the College, covering the engineering disciplines of Biosystems and Food, Civil, Chemical and Bioprocess, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical and Materials and Architecture, Planning and Environment Policy. Graduates from the College are a diverse community of more than 19,000 innovative, influential professionals who shape and change the world for the better.

The Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic communicator with a passion for event management, to join our dynamic team.  You will be working in a close-knit, inclusive environment and with a team which encourages innovative thinking and collaboration. Your role primarily will be to forge strong relationships with alumni and friends of the College of Engineering and Architecture, with your success being measured through KPI’s based on the ongoing enhancement of relationships with alumni, the College and Schools.

Reporting directly into the Associate Director of Alumni Relations you will create a close working relationship with colleagues in the College of Engineering and Architecture, the College Principal, Heads of School, College Office Manager, support staff, the Engineering Graduates Association and other key internal UCD stakeholders.

Specific Responsibilities will include:

Coordination of the Alumni Engagement Strategy

  • The Coordination and implementation of a multi-channel alumni relations engagement strategy including; events, targeted emails, quarterly alumni ezine and social media content designed to engage alumni with the College

Relationship Management

  • To support the UCD Engineering Graduates Association with events and communications throughout the year.
  • To establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, nationally and internationally
  • To promote the alumni community to current students, staff and other key stakeholders
  • Develop and manage a volunteer engagement programme for the College in key regions, to create volunteer opportunities for alumni offline and online, with the Alumni Relations Volunteer Coordinator

Events and Communications Management

  • Plan, oversee and implement the delivery of College alumni communications.
  • Support pan-alumni events including; the UCD Festival and the UCD Alumni Awards
  • The development and support of School specific engagement events.
  • Coordination of all communications with alumni and where relevant with colleagues across the University.
  • Collaborate on the delivery of a major increase in global alumni engagement through a variety of engagement tools with support from the Global Alumni Relations Coordinator and the Alumni Network online platform
  • Management and implementation of milestone reunion events

Data

  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; develop plans to gather accurate and complete alumni details; capture quality contact data, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, correspondence, website, postal returns, etc.

Fundraising support

  • Collaborate closely with Regular Giving and Development Colleagues in creating a pipeline of donors for the College in line with future Campus Development Plans

Experience

The suitable candidate will possess the following experience and professional characteristics:

  • A background in alumni relations, volunteer management, careers, event management and/or communications
  • 3 years relevant experience working in a busy environment utilizing digital communications
  • Experience in event management, budgeting and payment systems
  • Ability to prioritize and successfully manage several competing projects at a time while communicating frequently and concisely with managers and stakeholders
  • Motivated, flexible and possess ability to use own initiative in a busy working environment
  • Ability to work with others and creatively engage with colleagues and volunteers
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly developed organisational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Extensive experience with Raiser’s Edge or a similar database
  • Strong computer skills including online platforms – events, email, networks and databases
  • Degree in a relevant discipline

An attractive remuneration package is available for this post. Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter in the first instance to: sylvia.roddie@ucdfoundation.ie by Monday 29 April 2019.

Account Executive – Instinctif Partners Public Affairs Ireland

Instinctif Partners Public Affairs Ireland is a leading government relations and public and corporate affairs consultancy in Ireland. Working with local and international companies, our role is to identify the trends, direction and likely outcomes of various legislative and political initiatives in Ireland and to act on these initiatives in collaboration with our clients.

Company Instinctif Partners Public Affairs Ireland
Location 13 Merrion Square North Dublin 2 D01 HW89.
Apply by 3 May 2019
Position / Title Account Executive
Reporting to Account Manager
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply Contact claire.oloughlin@instinctif.com with CV and cover letter by 3 May.

Working across a range of sectors and using our extensive knowledge of decision-making procedures in Ireland, we deliver a comprehensive service that includes policy analysis, engagement, strategic information services, advice, public relations campaigns, coalition building and profile-raising activities.

Due a number of new client wins, we are looking for an Account Executive to join the small but growing team in our Dublin office. This position is perfect for someone who is interested in building a career in public relations and public affairs in a growing consultancy working across a wide range of sectors.

Job Requirements:

  • 3rd level degree, preferably in journalism, political communications or public relations.
  • At least 12 months PR/PA experience in house or in agency essential
  • Strong knowledge of Irish media, political system and parliamentary process essential.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of digital communications and social media.
  • Ability to work across multiple, diverse sectors.
  • Strong writing and editing ability as well as ability to create and develop PA and PR content and strategy.
  • Ability to work well as part of a small but growing team and also to use own initiative.
  • Excellent English a must, fluency in a second European language a plus.

Job Description:

  • Daily media and political monitoring for clients
  • Gathering, distributing and filing all media coverage generated for clients.
  • Assisting in clients’ PA activities including stakeholder mapping, content drafting and development and political outreach.
  • Developing relationships with both media and political stakeholders
  • Networking on behalf of clients and Instinctif Partners Ireland and draft reports.
  • Identify potential new business leads and follow-up on same.
  • Provide administrative support to Account Manager as required.

Reporting and salary:

You will be reporting to Olivia Brennan, Account Manager.

Competitive starter salary including pension provision.

Contact claire.oloughlin@instinctif.com with CV and cover letter by 3 May.

With the recent changes to data protection laws Instinctif Partners Limited is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. To find out more about how we use your personal information and your rights please see our Application Fair Processing Notice.

Account Manager, Consumer- Wilson Hartnell

Due to continued expansion and recent client wins, Wilson Hartnell has a very exciting opportunity for a creative and highly motivated Account Manager in our Consumer practice. The position offers an excellent career opportunity to join our dynamic, high performance Consumer team to work on an amazing portfolio of world-class brands.

 

Company Wilson Hartnell
Location 5-6 Ely Place, Dublin 2
Apply by 30 April 2019
Position / Title Account Manager, Consumer
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply To apply for the Account Manager position, please send your CV to Alison MacDonald at Alison.macdonald@ogilvy.com by 30 April, 2019. 

CAPABILITIES

We are looking for a confident, highly capable communications professional with an excellent track record in delivering successful consumer/brand PR campaigns.

Required skills & experience:

  • The ability to analyse client business strategies and develop brand plans to deliver against them.
  • Outstanding project management skills, with the ability to scope and manage projects with a high degree of independence.
  • The ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to deliver outstanding client service.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Confidence in advising senior management in client firms.
  • Excellent media relations skills.
  • Strong creative credentials.
  • Excellent planning skills.
  • A track record of business development.
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in consumer or lifestyle PR.

We offer a competitive reward package commensurate with experience

To apply for the Account Manager position, please send your CV to Alison MacDonald at Alison.macdonald@ogilvy.com by 30 April, 2019. WH, which is ultimately owned by WPP, the world’s largest communications company, is part both of the Ogilvy Ireland Group and Ogilvy PR (OPR) worldwide. http://www.wilsonhartnell.ie

 

Press Officer, Communications Division – HSE

An exciting opportunity for Press Officer has arisen at HSE, Communications Division.

Company Health Service Executive (HSE)
Location 10/11 Cornmarket, Dublin 8
Apply by 24 April 2019
Position / Title Press Officer
Department Communications Division
Contract Type Full-Time
How To Apply If you are interested in this vacancy please visit

https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/jobs/job-search/management-admin-ict/grade-vi-press-officer-communications-division.html

Purpose of the Post

The Press & Media Team deal with media queries and are responsible for managing all day to day operational and issue driven communications activity in support of each Division/function.  The team also co-ordinates the out of hours media service which is provided 7 days a week in response to the 24/7 news cycle. The team provides proactive and reactive media advice to management and staff in the HSE, from events and launches to crisis management. The services offered by the team include preparing media statements, public relations and event management, identifying suitable spokespeople and providing media training for them.

Purpose of the Post

  • The Press Officer acts as the main contact for press & media queries.  He/she prepares press releases, liaises with media contact and monitors media coverage.
  • He/she participates in the coordination, planning and management of campaigns, initiatives and research projects.
  • He/she participates and contributes to cross Communication Division team projects.

If you are interested in this vacancy please visit

https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/jobs/job-search/management-admin-ict/grade-vi-press-officer-communications-division.html

Senior Public Relations Account Manager – Hopkins Communications

Hopkins Communications is currently seeking a Senior PR Account Manager/team player to join its busy Public Relations Department at its head office in Cork, working across multiple client industries, from small to large multinational organisations. This role involves public/media relations, event management and working across its other services as and when required for national, regional and international clients.

Company Hopkins Communications
Location Cork (HQ)
Position / Title Senior Public Relations Account Manger
Department PR/Events Department
Reporting to Partner – Judy Hopkins
Direct Reports Partner – Judy Hopkins
Contract Type Full-time
How To Apply CV and cover letter to judy@h-c.ie

PR:

  • Drafting & distribution of media materials to include press releases, profile pitches, diary & photocall notices, in order to glean coverage for clients
  • Manage client photocalls – develop creative concepts, book & brief photographers, draft photo captions and attend shoots to ensure required images are captured
  • Developing creative campaigns and drafting PR strategies on behalf of clients
  • Comfortable pitching for new business and drafting new business proposals
  • Experience in Event Management – developing an event concept and liaising with the client and suppliers to take it from planning through to execution
  • Responsible for compiling campaign budgets, managing same and advising accounts team of PO/invoicing details
  • Strong creative scriptwriting ability
  • Ability to work to deadlines while maintaining a creative flair suitable for media.
  • Following up with media to secure coverage
  • Developing relationships further with media
  • Crisis management – advise clients on best course of action for any given scenario. Draft proactive and reactive statements where necessary, while being the primary point of contact for media

Overall:

  • Strong organisation skills, with ability to juggle numerous projects and prioritise workload
  • Strong research skills.
  • Process driven – comfortable reporting to both Directors and clients
  • Ability to work in a team, but also on one’s one initiative with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead cross-department brainstorms
  • Familiarity and experience in using and compiling tenders i.e. etender submissions
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, especially across the Microsoft Office suite
  • Anticipating client needs in advance where possible
  • The successful candidate may be required to travel as well as client meetings wherever the client requires
  • When no Director is present the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the PR team – scheduling work, answering queries from fellow colleagues & managing any client escalations which may arise

Working across our other services:

  • Ability to draft creative design briefs for the design team & filter clients design changes
  • Ability to work across other marketing services such as social media, videography, event management, promotions, advertising etc.
  • Suggest builds to social media plans to support overall campaign objectives

Additional abilities that would be a bonus:

  • Ability to up-sell and cross-sell other services where relevant
  • Sales experience

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Experience/ Skills:

  • At least five years’ experience working in a PR role (with a minimum of two years at Account Manager Level)
  • Strong media relations experience
  • A proven track record of managing clients to a high standard as well as developing and implementing communications strategies

Qualifications:

  • A qualification in communications or public relations

Corporate Affairs and Communications Executive – Ibec 

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business is seeking a Corporate Affairs and Communications Executive to join our Policy and Public Affairs division. The closing date for applications is 23 April 2019.

The key purpose of this role is to support the execution of Ibec’s strategic communications campaigns and lobbying activity.

Key Activities/Responsibilities:

• Implement and measure communications and engagement strategies across all key channels to support Ibec’s policy objectives
• Support the development of content and activity arising from Ibec’s strategic campaigns and implement a framework for communicating campaign activity effectively to members, external and internal stakeholders
• Understand and monitor the political environment assessing any potential opportunity or impact for business. Manage and coordinate engagement with political and other external stakeholders
• Be the corporate affairs lead on Ibec strategic and flagship events and coordinate content relating to the event working effectively across other parts of the business
• Understand the implications of the lobbying act and its key requirements. Coordinate Ibec’s registered lobbying activity, reviewing any potential risks and ensuring timely returns
• Work effectively with policy, marketing, IT and other parts of the business, to ensure consistency of Ibec brand and message
• Create metrics and measure the impact of external communications and campaigns

Person Specification:

Qualifications, skills and experience

Qualifications
• High academic achievement in relevant area e.g. communications or politics
• Additional post graduate qualifications an advantage
• Experienced (2-4 years) communications or public affairs professional capable of influencing at a senior level
• Proven track record of developing and implementing impactful communications strategies

Knowledge and interest

• Irish business, economic and political environment
• Domestic and international policy and political developments
• Communications – platforms and writing

Competencies

• Capable of working in a fast paced and dynamic environment and a strong understanding of potential risks to business reputation
• Broad communication capability and with natural “team” attitude
• Ability to search out, identify and maximise readership Ibec content
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong corporate organisational understanding

Ibec is an equal opportunities employer

PR & Communications Manager – Oaklee Housing

(Part time, 2 days per week)

If you have four years or more experience in PR & communications, and want to develop your career by working in an ambitious social enterprise, then read on…

We need a high-performing PR & Communications Manager to deliver our communications strategy. Reporting directly to the CEO, this role will require an energetic, proactive person who can drive a number of activities & programmes simultaneously, while also managing key external relationships on behalf of Oaklee Housing.

At Oaklee Housing our mission and vision is to build a strong business with a social purpose and be a leading provider of quality customer focused housing and support services across Ireland. We are a not-for-profit company, with charitable status and are an approved housing body registered with the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, and are governed by a voluntary Board.

As a major entity in the Irish housing sector, Oaklee Housing has an ambitious business strategy for the future and that is why it now wishes to raise its profile via PR and marketing communications.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce PR campaigns to agreed themes
  • To research, write and disseminate professional and persuasive news releases, that are relevant to the target audience, using the most appropriate media, developing a strong and consistent copywriting style that fully embeds the Oaklee Housing brand and values
  • To work with Oaklee Housing staff in the preparation of press releases, encourage media attendance at events and negotiate editorial features
  • To maintain and update networks with external media agencies, including overseeing external visitors’ to Oaklee Housing property
  • To monitor media coverage
  • To manage the Oaklee Housing social media presence
  • To maintain and update the Oaklee Housing website
  • To plan and deliver engagement programme for key stakeholder across the industry and public sector
  • To deliver a range of communications materials for various stakeholder audiences
  • To maintain links with all relevant stakeholders and advise on corporate marketing guidance
  • Seek and develop a collection of case studies
  • Coordinate and run events
  • Contribute to the formulation and review of Oaklee Housing’s communications policies

SKILLS

  • Excellent writing skills, ideally with journalistic/content experience
  • MS Office including Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong social media skills – content planning, content development, publishing & reporting
  • Good working knowledge of website CMS
  • Confident in use of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Good attention to detail and accurate proof reading skills
  • Good organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise several tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal and interpersonal at all levels
  • Experience of building effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of 4 years in PR and marketing communications, ideally with some experience of public affairs.

NEXT STEPS

Please send your CV to OHReception@oakleehousing.ie

 

Clients and Markets Executive – BDO

BDO is one of the world’s leading accountancy and advisory organisations.  We have clients of all types and sizes, in every sector, but that’s only part of the story!

At BDO you can be yourself – we value you as an individual and want you to realise your aspirations. You have a voice and your opinion counts. We give you the challenge and support you need and you are able to shape your own career according to your strengths, skills and personality. Working at BDO enhances your professional development at all stages of your career. Few firms offer the same breadth and quality of work, responsibility and experience. We recognise and reward your high performance and you have the opportunity to excel, progress and share in our success. We are clear on what we expect from you and what you can expect in return.

Company BDO
Location Beaux Lane House Mercer Street Lower Dublin 2
Apply by 10 May 2019
Position / Title Clients and Markets Executive
Department Clients & Markets
Reporting to Clients & Markets Director
Contract Type Full Time, permanent
How To Apply Applications should be made online:https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=BDO2&cws=58&rid=364

This is an exciting opportunity to join the BDO Ireland Clients and Markets team based in our Dublin offices. The successful candidate will develop and manage integrated marketing and communications programmes for BDO Ireland, supporting the firm’s new five year strategy.

The successful candidate will help raise awareness of the BDO brand and core services, drive client engagement, and promote our employer values and skills requirements to candidates and employees. Utilising a range of Marketing and Communications tactics including Content Marketing, Events, Social Media, Advertising, Research and Employee Communications, you will provide an integrated marketing and approach that aligns to the business priorities.

An experienced marketing professional, ideally with previous experience working in a professional services firm. The role desires a highly organised, self-starter with experience in developing and executing both traditional (events, sponsorships, conferences) and digitally-enabled tactics, as part of content-based marketing campaigns.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support business growth through effective, targeted marketing and communications activity that promotes BDO Ireland and its capabilities to existing and prospective clients
  • Design and delivery of events, from round tables to larger corporate events
  • Curate and create content that showcases the best of our people, work and culture; such as blogs, testimonials and videos
  • Monitor latest industry trends and competitor activity
  • Track marketing performance and campaign results
  • Manage budget and resources where applicable
  • Manage external stakeholder relationships such as suppliers and creative agencies
  • Support the design and delivery of pitch/tender documents and the coordination of the process cross-departments
  • Contribute to the quality of our pitch/proposal documents and collateral and maintain up to date templates, including those produced by BDO Global
  • Assist sector teams with developing their targeting strategy
  • Work closely with internal teams and departments, external creative and media agencies as well as UK and global colleagues
  • Analyse, evaluate, plan and execute both existing and potential marketing activities and strategies whilst developing benchmark criteria to measure efficiency and effectiveness of marketing programmes.

Experience and skills required:

  • At least 3 years professional marketing and communications experience, ideally in professional services or financial services
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Ability to drive content creation and review, understanding how to write for different channels and audiences e.g. clients, candidates and employees
  • Resourceful approach to problem solving and ability to propose creative solutions
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong written English and verbal skills
  • Ability to build credibility with a large network of key stakeholders, including highest levels of leadership
  • Experienced in the creation and delivery of marketing strategies ideally within a professional services organisation

Senior Media Relations Manager (Maternity Leave Contract) – Ulster Bank

Join us in Ulster Bank in Dublin as a Senior Media Relations Manager (Maternity Leave contract)

  • If you’re a strategic and driven media relations professional with strong analytical and stakeholder management skills, this could be the ideal role
  • Supporting the Head of Media Relations, you’ll develop and lead external communications strategies, campaigns and channels
  • You’ll offer guidance, strategic thought leadership, creativity and innovation to share key messages with our external stakeholders
  • You’ll be recognised as a subject matter expert internally and externally, working directly with senior stakeholders, and acting as the first port of call for media relations queries and advice
  • This role is being offered for a period of six months
Company Ulster Bank
Location Dublin
Apply by 1 May 2019
Position / Title Senior Media Relations Manager
Department Corporate Affairs
Reporting to Head of Media Relations
Contract Type Maternity Leave contract
How To Apply Apply online at: https://jobs.ulsterbank.com/jobs/3871051-senior-media-relations-manager​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

What you’ll do

Working with the Head of Media Relations, you will develop and implement the media communication and engagement plan. As such, you’ll maintain strong media relationships and manage suppliers, ensuring we deliver against both financial and quality measures.

As well as this, you’ll:

  • Support more junior members of the team
  • Develop and lead end-to-end external communications campaigns
  • Deputise for the Head of Media Relations as appropriate
  • Help to devise and implement campaign-based media strategies to protect, enhance and develop the reputation of Ulster Bank through the media
  • Engage with the key internal contacts and external stakeholders to identify positive proactive profiling opportunities for Ulster Bank
  • Act as the first point of contact for press and media queries, and act as trusted advisor to other members of employees on external communications issues

The skills you’ll need

We’re looking for someone with a proven and successful track record of working across key businesses, and an in-depth knowledge of communication channels and processes. You’ll have an interest in, and experience of implementing creative, innovative campaigns as well as more traditional media relations activity, and you’ll have knowledge of business and media groups. Along with the ability to collaborate with journalists, you’ll be comfortable advising and challenging stakeholders.

You’ll also demonstrate:

  • The ability to manage and motivate a small team
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • The ability to manage changing priorities and remain focused on key deliverables against demanding time deadlines
  • The flexibility to work outside usual office hours and at weekends, as required
  • The ability to manage budgets and third party suppliers

 

 

Gibney Communications – Open Roles

Due to continuing expansion, we have interesting and rewarding career opportunities for ambitious executives.

Executives

We are interested in hearing from motivated young graduates, ideally with 1-2 years’ work experience, who would like to explore a dynamic and rewarding career in communications.

You will have excellent writing and presentation skills and a keen interest in media and public and political issues. A familiarity with PR, marketing, journalism or media sectors would be an advantage.

Please email a letter with your expression of interest and your LinkedIn profile to recruitment@gibneycomm.ie

Corporate PR Account Director

We are seeking a top class, dynamic Director to join our senior management team. The successful candidate will service and grow a client base with drive and a keen intellect.

You will be an ambitious professional with a proven track record in communications – at least 5 years in a corporate and/or business environment. You will be comfortable dealing with complex issues and reputation management and will creatively lead an executive team to service the requirements of demanding corporate clients. You will have excellent writing and verbal skills and be able to devise communications strategies and programmes. You will have a strong interest in media and public and current affairs.

This is a senior role in a strong, reputable independent agency, representing a real career opportunity and an attractive package for the right person.

Please submit application and CV to recruitment@gibneycomm.ie

Corporate PR Account Manager

We are seeking an experienced and ambitious Account Manager to join our growing team.

You will be servicing high-profile clients with a busy programme across all channels and significant issues management exposure. As a member of a focused team you will gain important career experience to a high standard.

We are looking for someone with four to five years’ experience who is ready to make a career-defining step.

Key requirements for the role include:

  • Proven ability to deliver on communications programmes
  • Excellent team management skills
  • Ability to identify and build relationships with key influencers for our clients including media, political and other stakeholders
  • Experience of working in a corporate environment – ideally in a communications agency role
  • Proven media relations ability and digital skills

Successful candidates will be a key member of our award-winning agency which is experienced, strong and senior-led, with excellent remuneration and career progression prospects and exposure to some of the most exciting communications challenges in Irish business.

Please submit application and CV to recruitment@gibneycomm.ie

Corporate PR Senior Account Executive

Gibney Communications, one of Ireland’s leading public relations agencies has an opening for an experienced, motivated corporate Senior Account Executive for some of its most high profile client accounts.

The right candidate will have two to three years’ experience in an agency or similar environment. You must have excellent writing skills, strong media contacts and a flair for digital communication, along with client service abilities.

You will have a passion and proven track record in corporate or marketing communications in a PR agency or similar environment. This is a corporate position but interest in current consumer trends will also be an advantage.

Successful candidates will join a growing team which is experienced, strong and senior-led, working with demanding blue-chip clients. You will enjoy excellent career progression prospects, gaining exceptional experience and exposure to some of the most exciting communications challenges in Irish business.

Please submit application and CV to recruitment@gibneycomm.ie

 

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