Irish PR Jobs

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I am a Director with ReputationInc. ReputationInc is an independent international reputation management consultancy specialising in reputation insights, strategy, capability and reputation management – working directly with senior leaders to help them measure, manage and protect their organisation’s reputation. ReputationInc works with leading domestic and global organisations across a range of sectors including technology, retail, financial and professional services, pharma, food and consumer goods, private equity, energy, aviation, property, construction and materials.

If you would like to learn more about how ReputationInc can assist you or your organisation please email me at mrosney [at] reputation-inc.com

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If you know of any jobs going, or indeed if you would like me to post job vacancies for your organisation, please tweet me @rosney and I will post them here.

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Reputation Management Internship (Paid) – ReputationInc 

ReputationInc is a specialist reputation management consultancy with offices in Dublin, London and Oslo. Established in 2003, today we count many of Ireland’s leading Indigenous and multinational companies amongst our clients, spanning a range of sectors such as professional services, legal, financial services, retail, FMCG, technology, energy and more.

ReputationInc works directly with leadership teams in helping them manage their organisation’s reputation. This work includes business strategy, corporate communications (including media outreach), internal communications, investor relations, research, industry intelligence and risks and issues management. More information is available at www.reputation-inc.com.

The Opportunity

This paid internship will give you a chance to get valuable work experience in a fast paced business environment as well as the opportunity to develop contacts across the business and communications industries.

Throughout your internship you will get to work on projects for some of the leading companies in the country and the world, with the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of tasks which will be useful to your future career no matter what area you decide to specialise in.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate should have a keen interest in business and public affairs and must pay attention to detail as well as have an ability to see the bigger picture. Strong PowerPoint and report presentation skills are a must, in particular the ability to think creatively and bring content to life.

The candidate must be able to write clearly and concisely and be a confident communicator.  They should be research oriented and have the ability to work independently and to a high standard. Knowledge of marketing and social media platforms is an advantage.

The successful Intern will be organised, punctual, and enthusiastic to be involved in a multitude of activities.  We do not expect the Intern to be skilled in reputation management – we will support the candidate in developing these skills and kick-start their career, working alongside some of the best senior people in the business.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assistance with preparation of business presentations including word and power point presentations
  • Ongoing research and analysis on a variety of topics pertaining to client needs
  • Monitoring of reputation, industry and client trends
  • Media relations support to senior team members, including ideas generation, media writing, photography management, media monitoring, liaison with third-party suppliers etc.
  • General administration and office management

Qualification Details

We are open to applications from both students and graduates in Marketing, Business, Communications, or related fields.

Please send your application to Martyn Rosney – mrosney@reputation-inc.com

Communications Executive – American Chamber of Commerce 

About AmCham
The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (AmCham) is the leadership voice of US business in Ireland representing over 700 companies, including many household names. Our key activities are advocacy and networking. American Chamber membership includes US companies operating from Ireland, Irish companies expanding in the US and organisations with strong bilateral links between Ireland and the US.

The Role:
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your communications and public affairs career within one of Ireland’s most influential business groups. It will provide you with the platform to work with leaders of international and global businesses, the media and Government.

This role is responsible for supporting the advocacy and communications work of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. The ideal candidate should have an appropriate third level qualification*, an interest in the public affairs and the media landscape in Ireland.

Strong knowledge of design and printing processes is required. You will have a sharp eye for detail, along with strong planning, organisational and time management skills as you will be required to meet tight deadlines on digital content, publications and in the running of events.

You will also be expected to have a strong interest in all aspects of communications including digital communication, website management, social media platforms, video and new media.

*Relevant third level qualifications include: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Media, Policy/Public Affairs, International Business/Relations or Politics

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creation of compelling stories and case studies to promote the work of the organisation through thein media and other channels, in line with the organisation’s priorities
  • Responsible for brand identity and contributing to the future development of the brand.
  • Plan and implement communications campaigns across AmCham’s digital platforms  Manage and driving the Chamber’s social media strategy
  • Content creation and production management of print publications/research papers
  • Management of the American Chamber website redesign process.
  • Support with the organisation and logistics of AmCham Working Groups
  • Support various economic and policy events including compiling the agenda, targeting stakeholder participants and preparing background material.
  • Tracking relevant media coverage/political activities and reporting these on a daily or weekly basis as required.

Experienced & Skills Required:

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years relevant post qualification experience.
  • Experience in the use of website content management systems and digital tools and social media platforms essential. Digital marketing qualification an advantage.
  • Experience dealing with sponsorship relationships.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and professional communication skills with the ability to build strong stakeholder relationships.
  • Is self-motivated and can prioritise own workload.
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and proof-reading skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Details:
CV and cover note should be emailed to Stephen Hopkins at s.hopkins@amcham.ie titled ‘Communications Executive’ by 5pm Wednesday February

Nutricia Infant Nutrition Ltd, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for Corporate Affairs Manager, Ireland Ireland (IE) Dublin Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis. For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside!

Job purpose

Reporting to the Corporate Affairs Director, the Corporate Affairs Manager will support the delivery of an aligned influencing strategy to nourish, leverage and protect Danone reputation in Ireland. They will split their time across communications and public affairs:

• Communications: Under the direction of the Corporate Affairs Director Ireland, and working closely with, the Corporate Affairs team in the UK, they will leverage Danone’s expertise, brands and ‘big bet’ activities with the right people, through the right channels and partnerships, to bring about a change to our stakeholder’s mindsets and actions leading to a favourable business environment.
• Public Affairs: they will also support the business in terms of its public affairs activities through political monitoring, attendance at events and production of internal briefings to ensure we are ‘bringing the outside in.’

Main activities

Communications (50%):
External communications:
• Establish a clear point of view on business-critical topics, aligning cross-Category Business Units, region and global.
• Identify, map and engage with key external stakeholders. Develop clear narratives and track impact adjusting where necessary.
• Support the Corporate Affairs Director Ireland to co-build an integrated strategic plan with the Category Business Unit & deliver actions that position the category’s expertise, brands and ‘big bet’ activities to enable sustainable business growth in the region.
• Build & where necessary protect and defend the categories that Danone operates in as well as the reputation of  our brands through the development of a strong public affairs and communications  plans.
• Participation in 24-hour UK media-relations function; support our trade associations to develop media statements on relevant category related topics.
• Selection and management of external suppliers and partners.
• Input into global brand communications plans to ensure alignment; activate, plans in region.
• Manage assigned budget to plan, ensuring on-time, accurate reporting in line with corporate affairs governance.
• Work flexibly across the areas of communications and public affairs, taking leadership on cross-category projects/activities as assigned by the Corporate Affairs Director Ireland
• Act as the Deputy Crisis Communications Manager for the Category Business Units and Supply Points

Internal communications:
• Ensure Danone Ireland category achievements that reflect Danone UK corporate brand positioning are integrated into the internal communications region plan.

Danone UK corporate digital strategy (Website, Twitter):
• Collaborate and support the Internal Communications and Channel Manager, ensuring that Ireland is adequately represented and aligned in the Danone UK digital strategy.

Public affairs (50%):
Public affairs monitoring and intelligence:
• Manage Irish political monitoring, working with Heads of Public Affairs in the UK, where appropriate and an external provider to ensure the right areas are covered and that alerts and insights are delivered in an appropriate and timely fashion.
• Representation of Danone at events, ensuring ad-hoc intelligence is collected, and building relationships with influential partners, stakeholders and commentators.

Building an externally aware business
• Maintain Irish stakeholder mapping and support reporting on interactions with government officials.
• Develop and manage an effective platform/format to share public affairs monitoring with individual Category Business Units and Supply Points, working with Director of Corporate Affairs to assess potential impact and integrate into future business considerations and decision-making.
• Produce briefing notes on issues ahead of key meetings to support business representatives and international teams.

Ways of working:
• Ensure Danone’s category and brands are aligned and that cross-category synergies are efficiently managed, working in collaboration with the Corporate Affairs Director.
• Work cross-functionally with corporate affairs colleagues in public affairs, sustainability and social innovation, legal and regulatory in the UK and Ireland.
• Embed new ways of working in Category Business Units to ensure corporate affairs is engaged earlier in the planning process.
• Connect with global communications network to bring and get insights and to strengthen our voice.
• Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of communications channels and activities and ensure this informs future strategy development and activity planning

Teamwork:
• Active member of the UK region communications team, bringing the outside in, working to ensure self and team up-to-date with trends.
• Organise regular volunteering events for Category Business Unit staff

Interactions:
Stakeholders:

• Reporting to: Corporate Affairs Director Ireland

Internal:
• Local: Corporate affairs Teams; General managers, and local leadership teams

External:

•Stakeholders identified through corporate affairs stakeholder mapping exercise. External suppliers, including: communication agencies.

Profile:
• Relevant experience in corporate affairs
• Communication experience in some of the following: stakeholder engagement, employee engagement, media relations, issues and crisis management, advocacy.
• Ability to deliver simple and compelling messages on complex topics with engaging storytelling
• Ability to detect, anticipate and grasp communications trends and opportunities
• Ability to develop networks internally and externally
• Ability to priories, work under tight deadlines and manage complex situation
• Breakthrough, creative and innovative mindset
• Business Acumen
• Calm under pressure
• Collaborative mindset & attitudes
• Crisis management experience
• Digital communications skills and experience
• Experience of managing budgets and agencies
• Interest in current affairs, politics, basic understanding of Irish political affairs.
• Resilient through change
• Strategic thinking to develop effective communications strategies; creative skills to develop exciting and compelling campaigns and programs
• Experience of managing budgets and agencies
• Strong presentation skills (preparation and speaking) for yourself and for senior leaders in the business

Apply online here.

Director of Content Marketing and Public Relations – DocuSign

Closing date: 14 February 2020

Our agreement with employees

DocuSign is committed to building trust and making the world more agree-able for our employees, customers and the communities in which we live and work. You can count on us to listen, be honest, and try our best to do what’s right, every day. At DocuSign, everything is equal. We each have a responsibility to ensure every team member has an equal opportunity to succeed, to be heard, to exchange ideas openly, to build lasting relationships, and to do the work of their life. Best of all, you will be able to feel deep pride in the work you do, because your contribution helps us make the world better than we found it. And for that, you’ll be loved by us, our customers, and the world in which we live.

The team

Our Marketing team creates world-class content and data-driven marketing solutions that communicates the value of DocuSign’s Agreement Cloud to reach more customers and help them understand the potential impact DocuSign can have on their business. We design creative for a new business campaign. Refine messaging around new product launches. Organize captivating customer events. Develop innovative social media campaigns. Collaborate on playbooks and training with the Sales team. Marketing is the face and voice of DocuSign and plays a key, high-impact role in how we tell our story.

This position

We are looking for an experienced and driven Director of Content Marketing and Public Relations to oversee development, execution, localization and delivery of content across all our channels. You will take full responsibility of our inbound marketing strategies including public relations, organic social media, blogs and customer evidence in Europe (UK, FR, DE and NL). You will work closely with the marketing directors from each of our priority countries to develop and execute a marketing plan for delivering sales pipeline. The Director of Content Marketing and Public Relations will manage an expanding team of Content Strategists in the UK, France and Germany and our external PR and content agency partners and will interact regularly with senior marketing and sales leadership in Europe and in California (Headquarters).

Our ideal candidate is a creative marketing professional, preferably with a content and story-telling background. You should be able to develop engaging content to attract and retain customers, as well as be able to apply data analytics to personalize and optimize content for the best performance to our business goals. For this position, it’s also essential to be up-to-date with new technologies and marketing trends. The role is also our lead brand ambassador in region. Ultimately, you should be able to grow the amount in inbound demand coming to our sales team by increasing organic traffic and domain authority for our European digital properties.

This position is a People Manager role with 6 direct team members and reports to the Sr. Marketing Director of EMEA.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for all content marketing, PR and customer evidence initiatives in Europe to drive traffic, engagement, leads, that deliver sales and customer retention.
  • Collaborates across functions and silos to deliver an effective content marketing and PR strategy and editorial plan to meet the business objectives at the lowest possible cost.
  • Collaborate with Marketing teams at headquarters (in California) to understand global content and PR marketing plans, and develop a plan for localizing key assets for Europe.
  • Partner with brand, product marketing, country leaders and sales managers to create content and PR plans
  • Serve as editor-in-chief for all content to ensure quality, clarity and consistency with brand guidelines and tone, as well as ensure all content is optimized for SEO and Google Analytics
  • Create and drive a customer evidence program to collect and promote customer stories.
  • Collect, monitor and analyze social, PR and website metrics, and make improvements accordingly to optimize the path to conversion
  • Stay updated on industry trends and adjust the content and PR strategy as needed
  • Deliver engaging content on a regular basis and inspire team members to do the same
  • Management of content team and external agencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience working in marketing within the business to business technology industry. Experience working for a US-based technology company is a plus.
  • Strong people management experience; agency management experience
  • BA/BS in marketing, business or related field
  • Experience creating content for digital channels
  • Editorial mindset that seeks to understand what audiences consume and how to create it
  • Ability to analyze and present content performance
  • Experience with Google analytics, and the top social channels
  • Requires regular travel (20%) throughout Europe and to the United States (5%)
  • A great team player, enthusiastic and proactive.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technology & B2B SaaS experience an advantage.
  • Hands on experience with SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Strong written communication and presentation skills.
  • Aptitude for technology.
  • Excellent people and management skills to interact with colleagues and cross-functional teams, and partners and customers.
  • Project management skills and understanding how to manage the priorities of multiple stakeholders in a complex environment and focus on the delivery of results in the form of engagement, leads and sales
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English, communication skills in French and/or German is a plus.

About Us
DocuSign® helps organizations connect and automate how they prepare, sign, act on, and manage agreements. As part of the DocuSign Agreement Cloud, DocuSign offers eSignature: the world’s #1 way to sign electronically on practically any device, from almost anywhere, at any time. Today, hundreds of thousands of customers and hundreds of millions of users in over 180 countries use DocuSign to accelerate the process of doing business and simplify people’s lives. Plus, we save more trees together! And that’s a good thing.

DocuSign is committed to building a diverse team of talented individuals who bring different perspectives to the discussion and who feel a sense of inclusion and belonging when they join our team. Individuals seeking employment at DocuSign are considered without regards to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

Head of External Relations & Communications, Coillte

Building on the external communications work completed to date, the key objectives of this newly-created role are to enhance the Company’s reputation and brand with their key stakeholders by designing and implementing a comprehensive external relations strategy. To achieve these objectives, the role will involve working closely with the members of the lead teams, communications and community engagement teams in each of the Divisions.

The main responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Devising an in depth analysis of Coillte’s key stakeholder (DAFM, DPER, NewERA and the County Councils) so that their interests and issues are captured in their external relations strategy.
  • Identifying other key stakeholders so that their reputation and brand can be repositioned with them going forward, for example Senators and TDs.
  • Ensuring the consistent delivery of the Coillte brand in communications and experience across all channels including sales and customer service, content marketing, social media, website, print, signage and packaging.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with relevant policy makers, government officials and trade organisations so that the rationale and understanding of their business model is promoted.
  • Enhancing relationships with the Banks and in particular Treasury functions so that the Company’s financial strategy and broader strategic direction are understood.

The Key Competencies Required:

  • Project management experience with a proven ability to get things done quickly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong strategic capability, coupled with the pragmatism to act tactically when required.
  • Experience of working with large, complex organisations and a proven ability to balance the needs of different stakeholders.
  • Proven success in influencing senior management in a dynamic, changing environment.
  • Self-motivation and entrepreneurship, with an appetite for working in a low-structure environment.
  • Knowledge of public policy and economic issues and ability to absorb a wide range of complex public sector and business issues.
  • Understanding of external communication channels – including broadcast and print media, digital and social, face-to-face, events etc.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and networks both internally and externally.

Apply on LinkedIn here.

Our award-winning Sport & Sponsorship team are looking for an experienced and talented Associate Director / Director (Account Director / Snr Account Director) with a passion for client reputation to take a key management role.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Devise and deliver exciting and disruptive campaigns on deadline and within budget, meeting and exceeding the client’s expectations every time
  • Become an extension of your client’s team – develop your understanding of their products, market, and industry
  • Go the extra mile – demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for their business and leverage your understanding to unlock new opportunities for clients
  • Be the client lead and become a senior advisor offering sound and strategic counsel
  • Monitor and measure campaign performance on an ongoing basis ensuring that all KPI’s are tracked and reported
  • Oversee, encourage, and mentor junior team members to function as part of the team
  • Take a leading role in the generation of new business
  • Be an industry thought leader – contribute to the overall profiling of the sponsorship industry through industry events and media profiling

The successful candidate will display the following

  • An understanding and passion for all elements of sponsorship and a keen interest in sport
  • A track record working in a fast-paced marketing/communications role
  • An ability to build a team around you through mentoring, motivating and leading by example
  • A proven ability to manage campaigns from planning through to accurate execution
  • An ability to grow our existing network, generate leads and develop new business
  • Have excellent media contacts & relationships with a particular focus on sports media
  • A thorough understanding of, and experience in, social media marketing
  • Excellent writing, networking, presenting, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work to tight deadlines across a number of different accounts

Apply on LinkedIn here.

Public Affairs Specialist – Irish Wind Energy Association

The Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) is the representative body for the Irish wind industry, working to promote wind energy as an essential, economical and environmentally friendly part of the country’s low-carbon energy future.

We are Ireland’s largest renewable energy organisation with more than 150 members who have come together to plan, build, operate and support the development of the country’s chief renewable energy resource.

We create jobs, invest in communities, reduce Ireland’s CO2 emissions and work to end our reliance on foreign fossil fuels. We are leaders in Ireland’s fight against climate change.

Company Irish Wind Energy Association
Location Irish Wind Energy Association, Sycamore House, Millennium Park Naas Kildare
Apply by 7 February 2020
Position / Title Public Affairs Specialist
Contract Type Full-Time
How To Apply For an initial discussion in strictest confidence please call our retained recruitment partner Katie Sloan in Clark Recruitment on (045) 881 888 or send your CV to katie@clark.ie.

IWEA Public Affairs

The successful candidate will be joining our communications and public affairs team, working alongside our communications manager and external public relations support. You will be reporting to our head of communications and public affairs.

The public affairs team is responsible for internal and external communications; managing relationships with key external policymakers including members of the Oireachtas, Government departments and State agencies in the energy and planning sectors; developing the wind energy industry’s approach to community engagement and supporting the work of our members wherever possible.

The role

The Climate Action Plan has set a target to develop 8,200 MW of onshore wind energy by 2030, up from just under 4,000 MW today, and 3,500 MW of offshore wind energy.

This will require the delivery of a large number of onshore and offshore wind farms at record levels over the next five to ten years.

IWEA has a strong profile at a national level and is seeking to replicate this at a regional level, particularly in those parts of the country where we anticipate substantial amounts of new wind energy infrastructure will be developed over the next decade.

The successful candidate will lead and deliver IWEA’s regional public affairs strategy, working with media, elected representatives and other key stakeholders at a regional level to build relationships and support for the delivery of IWEA’s Strategic Plan.

He or she will also identify and share best practice examples of community engagement to ensure that the Irish wind energy industry is proactively and successfully engaging with local communities who might be affected by the delivery of wind energy infrastructure.

Required Criteria

  • Relevant third level qualification in communications, public relations, public affairs or a related discipline;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in a communications or public affairs role;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills;
  • Highly organised with an ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrable experience in establishing, building and maintaining relationships with key media and political stakeholders.
  • Clean and full driving licence.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of stakeholder and community engagement, particularly for infrastructure projects;
  • Knowledge of the Irish energy sector and particularly renewable energy;
  • Familiarity with the Irish planning system.

For an initial discussion in strictest confidence please call our retained recruitment partner Katie Sloan in Clark Recruitment on (045) 881 888 or send your CV to katie@clark.ie.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 7th February.

Director of Communications – The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)

The CCPC is seeking to recruit a Director of Communications. This is an opportunity for a high calibre, Senior Manager with relevant experience, to bring a strong leadership and management approach to a large multi-discipline division with a broad remit to pursue its own communications activities and support those of other divisions and the Commission in a dynamic and fast-paced organisation.

The Communications Division Is Responsible For The Following Areas

  • management of the outsourced consumer helpline (+40,000 contacts p/a)
  • continuous development of corporate, consumer and financial product comparison websites (+1.8 million visits p/a)
  • corporate communications (media, PR)
  • leading on interaction with certain stakeholders and co-ordinating engagement with others
  • increasing social media engagement with consumers, businesses and other stakeholders
  • developing public information campaigns (consumer rights, personal finance and businesses compliance)
  • developing and delivering personal finance education initiatives (such as the Money Skills for Life programme)
  • internal communications

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of the CCPC’s profile and reputation amongst identified stakeholders.
  • Provide and facilitate specialist communications advice on relevant matters to the Chairperson, Members and other divisions.
  • Represent the CCPC, act as a spokesperson, including in the media, present at conferences, and represent the CCPC at international events.
  • Drive a programme of continuous improvement (processes and the information provided) in the management of the outsourced consumer helpline and of direct contacts to the CCPC.
  • Increase awareness of the CCPC and its role in relation to consumer rights, competition and personal finance by leading on the development of public information campaigns and activities.
  • Lead on the development of financial education programmes and initiatives.
  • Develop and deliver on a diverse annual work programme covering the span of the division’s functions, reviewing regularly and reprioritising where necessary.
  • Deliver results through delegation, staff empowerment and coaching, clearly defining and assessing team roles and performance requirements creating a culture of innovation.
  • Plan and manage the divisional budget, ensuring that procurement has a value for money focus with robust forecasting and management of expenditure.
  • To provide effective leadership and positively contribute to the corporate agenda, working collaboratively with and influencing senior management colleagues to drive the agenda forward.
  • Such other functions as may be required from time to time both nationally and internationally to fulfil the business objectives of the CCPC.

Key Competencies Required

Technical and Professional Requirements

It is required at a minimum that candidates demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of five years senior management experience to include successfully leading a business Unit or Division in a regulatory, compliance, investigative, public sector or comparable private sector organisation.
  • Excellent communication, networking and influencing skills, as required to deliver at a senior level.
  • Relevant experience of working with the media.
  • The ability to develop, mentor and support staff and the ability to generate strong team morale and participation including coaching managers to optimise team effectiveness and enhance team interactions.
  • The capacity to quickly master wide-ranging briefs, propose, and oversee robust effective communications strategies.
  • Proven ability to think and act strategically with experience of translating strategies into prioritised business work plans and delivering projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement changes to teams and processes, ensuring the most efficient use of organisational resources to deliver improvements in strategic outcomes.
  • Proven expertise in sourcing and managing external suppliers to deliver large-scale programmes and/ or contracts.
  • Risk and budget management expertise.

Desirable

  • Third level qualification in communications, business, leadership, strategy or other relevant discipline.
  • In-depth knowledge of consumer rights, competition law or retail financial services.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and leading continuous programme improvement.
  • Project management experience.
  • Change management experience.
  • Experience of designing public information campaigns, including those informing consumers or businesses of the protections/requirements of new legislation.

Communications Advisor – Irish Red Cross

The candidate in this role works with the Secretary General, Digital Marketing Executive and Head of Fundraising to promote the humanitarian work of the Irish Red Cross, which is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Managing all media relations and advising Secretary General on media strategy.
  • Developing, managing and executing PR and marketing communications campaigns across all traditional and digital media channels for all services and programmes.
  • Campaign evaluation.
  • Researching, developing and pitching ideas to media to secure online, print and broadcast
  • coverage.
  • Researching, writing and distributing press releases, statements, speeches and features.
  • Developing publicity materials.
  • Planning and executing a variety of events.
  • Assisting with the coordination of international press trips.
  • Managing photo shoots and photo calls.
  • Providing media training and spokesperson preparation.
  • Managing relationships with photographers, designers and print agencies.
  • Representing the Irish Red Cross at national and international events.
  • Assisting in budget management.
  • Manage monthly internal communications e-zine for staff and members.
  • Sending material information to members
  • Brand and consistency of messaging advice.
  • Liaising with brand ambassadors.
  • Calendar of event management.
  • Analysis of impact of internal and external communications.
  • Produce the annual report, managing all aspects from content to design.
  • Assist the fundraising department in the design and implementation of campaigns.
  • Relevant third-level qualification.
  • Excellent communications skills – written, verbal and interpersonal, with an eye for detail.
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to build relationships across the organisation with both staff and Irish Red Cross members.
  • Ability to manage resources and deadlines while maximising results.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience in the not-for-profit sector is an advantage.

Application details: Please send a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and your CV to communications@redcross.ie by 9am on Monday 27 January 2020.

 

Public relations, Public affairs & Communications play a key part in Revolut’s success and joining our team will put you front and centre of our expansion. We are geared towards growth, using effective relationships to increase our brand awareness and customer acquisition the world over.
We approach our communications as an expression of our core values and our brand. We aim to be open and transparent – and our team have the trust and responsibility to create original, boundary-pushing initiatives that make a real difference for Revolut’s customers, new and existing.
WHAT WE NEED 🚀
We’re looking for a Head of Communications to be based in Dublin. Like everything we do, PR is an expression of our core values and brand. We aim to be open, transparent and innovative in our approach, while striving to increase our brand awareness and customer acquisition in every market.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING ✍️
• Building tight relationships with key business, finance and tech journalists in your market.
• From new products to thought leadership angles, pitching the media exciting stories.
• Securing top tier coverage for the company across print, online and broadcast media.
• Securing keynote speaking positions at local financial and tech conferences.
• Working with local marketing teams to position key messages and translate copy.
• Sparking relationships with local decision-makers, from local to national government.
WHAT SKILLS YOU’LL NEED 📖
• You have 7+ years experience in PR, ideally from an agency or tech background.
• You’re an excellent communicator in English
• You already have existing relationships with leading tech and financial journalists.
• You pride yourself in being creative and know how to build awareness.
• You’re incredibly hard working, hands-on and keep cool under pressure.
• You’re results-driven and understand the importance of reporting on performance.
• You’re a team player and incredibly passionate about our mission and goals.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
We believe that there are better ways for people to control their money. Easier, fairer ways.
Revolut started in 2015 with card transactions abroad without rubbish exchange rates or hidden fees. We’ve since added business accounts, vaults, insurance and even access to cryptocurrency exposure.
We reached 9 million customers in October 2019 and we’re adding another million every quarter.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
From employee 1 to employee 1400, you will be slotting into a global team that shares a number of traits.
You can work autonomously and take ownership. We thrive with the space and responsibility to solve problems.
You operate best without lots of bureaucracy. We don’t hide behind fancy job titles or clunky processes ‘because that’s how things are done’.
You approach work in a logical way. We are not afraid to make mistakes but we use data and logic to backup decisions and improve understanding.
And you share our mission to improve people’s relationship with their money.
THE BENEFITS
• Competitive salary
• Biannual equity bonuses
• All the latest tech you need
• Skip the commute and work from home once a week
• Roll with a free Revolut Metal subscription

Head of Public Affairs – Revolut

Public relations, Public affairs & Communications play a key part in Revolut’s success and joining our team will put you front and centre of our expansion. We are geared towards growth, using effective relationships to increase our brand awareness and customer acquisition the world over.

We approach our communications as an expression of our core values and our brand. We aim to be open and transparent – and our team have the trust and responsibility to create original, boundary-pushing initiatives that make a real difference for Revolut’s customers, new and existing.

What We Need 🚀
We look for Radically Better

When you join Revolut, it’s not just another job. You’ll have the chance to build something that really matters, with a team that will become like family to you. We’ll give you the freedom and tools to bring your absolute best, and the opportunities will be limitless.

We look for people who apply deep logic to their thinking and back everything up with data. We look for natural self-starters who see things through from start to finish, and who learn from every mistake.

Armed to the teeth with technology, we are diving deeper into the world of traditional banking, showing a lost generation that things can be done better. Things can be different. From tearing down financial borders to mending the broken trust, we are the disruption that is needed.

What You’ll Be Doing ✍️

  • Build tight relationships with key regulators, parliamentarians, and key stakeholders;
  • Lead the Public Affairs team and develop internal and external strategies;
  • Write or edit submissions to governments and regulators;
  • Monitor political developments and provide briefing packs;
  • Own the interaction with decision-makers, on a national and international level.

What Skills You’ll Need 📖

  • You have 7+ years experience in Public Affairs
  • You have strong, relevant relationships within Ireland;
  • You have excellent writing and speaking skills;
  • You pride yourself in being creative and know how to build awareness;
  • You’re incredibly hard working, hands-on and keep cool under pressure;
  • You’re results-driven and understand the importance of reporting on performance;
  • You’re a team player and incredibly passionate about our mission and goals.

a Little About Us

We believe that there are better ways for people to control their money. Easier, fairer ways.

Revolut started in 2015 with card transactions abroad without rubbish exchange rates or hidden fees. We’ve since added business accounts, vaults, insurance and even access to cryptocurrency exposure.

We reached 9 million customers in October 2019 and we’re adding another million every quarter.

What We Are Looking For

From employee 1 to employee 1400, you will be slotting into a global team that shares a number of traits.

You can work autonomously and take ownership. We thrive with the space and responsibility to solve problems.

You operate best without lots of bureaucracy. We don’t hide behind fancy job titles or clunky processes ‘because that’s how things are done’.

You approach work in a logical way. We are not afraid to make mistakes but we use data and logic to backup decisions and improve understanding.

And you share our mission to improve people’s relationship with their money.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Biannual equity bonuses
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Skip the commute and work from home once a week
  • Roll with a free Revolut Metal subscription

Communications Specialist – KPMG Ireland

    • Are you a corporate communications professional looking for your next challenge?
    • Are you media savvy, with a strong understanding of business issues, excellent writing skills and a passion for creating engaging content?
    • Are you interested in joining a firm that delivers award winning training and opportunities for career progression?

We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and dynamic Communications Specialist to join our Marketing and Communications team on a two year contract, based in our Dublin 2 office.

    • Co-ordinating, managing and executing communciations activities for our various services.
    • Developing, writing and promoting engaging content for all media channels.
    • Collaborating with the Marketing team and our business functions to develop innovative communications campaigns in support of business objectives.
    • Supporting the activation of firm sponsorships and the development of communciations plans for our CSR and inclusion and diversity agenda.

Role Requirements

    • At least 5 years of experience in a corporate communications or PR position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in communciations, PR, journalism, marketing or related disciplines.
    • Proven experience in generating ideas and creative input that results in media coverage.
    • End-to-end campaign management experience, from planning through to execution.
    • Skilled in repurposing content and distilling complex topics into concise and compelling stories for business readers in various formats including video and podcasts.
    • A team player with experience in media relations and an interest in business, technology and industry issues.
    • Highly developed writing capabilities and excellent digital media skills.
    • Well organised with an ability to communicate with confidence with senior business leaders.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, drive and enthusiasm.
    • Flexibility, good time management and a positive work ethic, requires a ‘can do’ attitude.
    • High standards in terms of accuracy and attention to detail.

We Offer More Than Just a Career Opportunity

    • The opportunity to work on interesting projects while developing your skills and experience.
    • In-house award winning team of training specialists to help you achieve your career goals.
    • Relocation assistance for those looking to move home to Ireland.

KPMG Marketing & Communications Team

The Marketing team comprises 25 professionals who devise and implement a variety of marketing campaigns and initiatives on behalf of our internal clients. The firm’s marketing and communications programmes are designed to support and profile our professionals, showcase expertise, develop thought leadership and facilitate client development opportunities. Our team focuses on a range of activities including PR and media, digital channels, events, conferences, sponsorships, research, issues led campaigns, thought leadership, design, proposal and pursuit activity.

Hard Work Is Rewarded At KPMG

We offer excellent remuneration packages at all levels. At this level the package includes an extremely competitive base salary, performance based bonus, and a KPMG flexible benefits package.

Diversity

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Creating an inclusive culture where all our people achieve their potential is fundamental to our business. In addition, our employees have the option to avail of our flexible working policies/intelligent working arrangements. To learn more about diversity at KPMG, click

Apply

If you are interested in the above role, please submit a CV via the apply button. If you have any specific queries on the role, please contact Aimee Ward on

For an interactive insight into life at KPMG, make sure to follow us on social media! You can find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat at the following handle- @KPMGCareersIRL.

Please note we do not require Agency assistance for this role.

By clicking apply to this role your application will not only be considered for this position but your details will be stored on our database and may be considered for similar future positions that may arise. This means that the personal data contained in your application and provided to KPMG as part of the application process may be retained by us for up to 18 months from the date of your application and you hereby agree to that. If you do not wish your details to be stored on our recruitment database please email careers@kpmg.ie stating this and we will ensure that such information is not stored other than for the purposes of this application.

Communications Assistant, Penguin Random House Ireland

Do you talk about the best new books with everyone you know? This could be the role for you.

We are looking for an organised and proactive Communications Assistant to join our Publicity team.

Penguin Random House Ireland is Ireland’s leading publisher, and we cover all markets and genres. We are literary and commercial; fiction and non-fiction; local and global.  We have a fantastic and extensive portfolio of authors including Donal Ryan, Liz Nugent, Roddy Doyle, Kathy Reichs, Sinead Moriarty, Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, Elizabeth Strout, Lee Child and Jeff Kinney.

This is an exciting entry-level opportunity for someone with a can do attitude, who is keen to learn and use their own initiative.

You will be responsible for general administration for the publicity team, including organising meetings and communicating with journalists and authors. In addition, you will organise publicity schedules, travel and accommodation and accompany authors to interviews and attend events, which will involve some evenings and weekends.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a team, is full of ideas and has a creative approach. You must be flexible, have a great eye for detail and enjoy engaging on social media and understand how it works. You must be highly computer literate, well organised and be able to prioritise. You’ll need excellent interpersonal skills over email, phone and in-person, combined with the confidence to communicate with both authors and the press.

If this sounds like your perfect role, please send your cover letter and CV and tell us about a recent book you loved and why we should read it too. Apply by 23rd January.

Salary: You‘ll start on €24,000. Expect a €1,000 increase on your first anniversary in this role and a further €1,000 on your second to reflect your growing contribution.

Apply online here.

 

Leading and managing the strategy and execution of the Corporate Communications programme for Primark across a number of its key functions and markets. The role is based in Primark’s HQ in Dublin, working as a member of the growing corporate communications team, in an extremely exciting and fast paced environment. The candidate will partner with key business functions & markets to deliver projects and initiatives that are designed to educate stakeholders and enhance reputation amongst media, political, industry and other audiences, in line with the Primark Communications strategy. The candidate will work in partnership with senior management stakeholders based in HQ, the local management teams in markets and local PR agencies in markets. There is also a strong focus on press office management and crisis and issues management.

Key Accountabilities

  • In line with Primark’s overarching Communications strategy, lead and manage the development and implementation of appropriate corporate PR strategies and programmes to include media and stakeholder relations
  • Lead and manage corporate reputation projects in key countries working closely with relevant internal departments and agencies
  • Accountable for working closely with the senior management team in headquarters and in markets to develop and manage corporate communications and reputation programmes
  • Responsible for managing PR agency relationships and budgets in specific markets
  • Leading and managing on issues and potential crises for specific markets and functions, playing a key role on Primark’s Crisis Communications team
  • Managing external communications for the new store opening programme and the new business development programme (roll out of new store experiences – cafes, beauty studios etc) with local media and stakeholder activity in specific markets
  • Significant press office responsibilities including managing corporate media enquiries to Primark during and outside of working hours
  • Create corporate positioning / messaging for communications to corporate audiences, ensuring alignment across relevant functions and markets and training Primark spokespeople on messaging
  • Managing communications for incidents, issues and crises
  • Support Customer Services / Social Media in responding to issues and customer complaints and to track any potential brand damaging issues
  • Work closely with Brand, Fashion Communications and Internal Communications teams to ensure alignment of strategy and messages
  • Monitor media coverage, informing the wider business of relevant topics and advising on any action to be taken
  • Track, analyse and report monthly on communications and reputation results.
  • Management of Corporate PR budget
  • Act as a brand ambassador at all times

Requirements & Competencies

  • 8-10 years’ + experience in communications/corporate PR
  • Highly experienced in leading media and stakeholder engagement programmes
  • Significant experience in issues and crisis management, with ability to work under pressure, operate in a reactive environment and manage crisis situations in an effective and timely manner
  • Ability to influence and work with senior leadership and management
  • Essential to have experience working either in a PR agency or managing PR agencies
  • Corporate PR experience gained within large, international businesses or retail businesses and across international locations also an advantage
  • Excellent communications skills, including writing, and strong interpersonal skills important
  • Should be proactive, diplomatic & trustworthy with a flexible approach to work
  • Highly organised with an ability to handle a high volume of work and to prioritise accordingly
  • Creative and independent thinker with an aptitude for coming up with fresh and innovative ideas and challenging and evolving ideas already in place.
  • Well versed in social media tools and other related Corporate PR technology including media monitoring and brand/reputation tracking
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Additional language(s) an advantage
  • Willing and available to travel internationally

 

Director/Associate Director, Strategic Communications – Turley Communications 

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career within a vibrant and forward-thinking consultancy delivering projects in the city and across Ireland. We are looking for a Strategic Communications specialist at Associate Director/Director level to lead on community, political and press engagement, to shape attitudes and generate support in order to secure planning permission. From our Dublin office you will join our growing Strategic Communications team across Ireland and UK.

We seek candidates with private or public sector experience confident in progressing major property development and regeneration projects, as well as experience in engaging with clients, consultants and other stakeholders within the Irish development market. If you have a track record of engaging professionally with people on complex and controversial issues and a passion for local politics and property development we want to hear from you.

Turley is an employee-owned business and is one of the largest planning and development consultancies in the UK. We act for a number of high profile clients, including major land promoters, housebuilders, and commercial and leisure operators. We have a range of complementary services, including economics, sustainability, design, heritage and strategic communications, which provide a comprehensive place-shaping offer for our clients.

We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package including travel allowance, employee-ownership dividend and performance-related bonus.  We are also happy to talk about flexible working options.

If you think that Turley could be the right move for you, please apply in confidence by following the Apply Now link below or email careers@turley.co.uk, providing your CV and a covering letter with details of your current salary.

No agency interest please.

 

Senior Account Executive – ClearStory International 

ClearStory International is a renowned international tech public relations agency boasting over 60 clients across more than 20 countries.

Based in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, we work with some of the world’s most exciting up and coming startups and globally focused businesses to help them build their profiles in new and existing markets.

Our rapidly growing tech PR agency is looking to recruit a talented, enthusiastic Senior Account Executive who wants to further develop their skills and hone their international PR expertise.

We help the most promising startups get noticed by the world’s largest media outlets, from the BBC, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg to Forbes among many others.

Not only will you be required to develop ideas and write press releases and pitches, liaise with clients and network with the world’s biggest media players, but you will also need to help execute PR campaigns and strategies from start to finish. 

See more details below.

Who You Are:

  • You have exceptional research and planning skills
  • You have a genuine interest in technology, startups and global business affairs
  • You have a flair for writing in both a corporate and a creative manner
  • You are flexible and proactive with a proven ability to multitask
  • You are solution focused and able to think strategically
  • You are organised and detail focused
  • You can work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • You are friendly and have exceptional interpersonal skills
  • You thrive when working as part of a team

What you must have:

  • At least 2 years’ PR agency and/or journalism experience
  • A third level degree OR relevant communications or PR qualification/diploma
  • Exceptional creative writing and corporate writing skills
  • Experience writing press releases
  • Client and campaign management skills
  • Experience in developing key media relationships
  • Fluency in English (including written)
  • A second language would be a great asset

Could this be you? If so, please send your CV and cover letter to info@clearstoryinternational.com or apply here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th January 2020.

Editorial Campaign Manager – ClearStory International 

ClearStory International is a renowned international tech public relations agency boasting over 60 clients across more than 20 countries.

Based in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, we work with some of the world’s most exciting up and coming startups and globally focused businesses to help them build their profiles in new and existing markets.

We help the most promising startups get noticed by the world’s largest media outlets, from the BBC, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg to Forbes among many others.

Our rapidly growing tech PR agency is looking to recruit a talented Editorial Campaign Manager who is looking to develop a career in international PR.

The ideal candidate will be looking to make the shift from journalism into PR and possess an eye for developing angles and creating newsworthy content.

You will be required to oversee content developed and provide editorial direction to the ClearStory team alongside the Editorial Campaign Director. In addition to this, you will ensure team editorial deadlines are met and that clients are satisfied with the outcome of each campaign. 

Who You Are

  • You have worked as a journalist and are looking to develop a career in public relations 
  • You have exceptional organisational and research skills 
  • You are a team player and are a strong multi-tasker
  • You possess an interest in technology, startups and global business affairs
  • You can write consumer and corporate content
  • You work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • You are solution focused and able to think strategically
  • You are sociable and have great interpersonal skills 
  • You are good at providing direction to team members 

What you must have

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working as a journalist
  • A third level degree in communications/marketing or other
  • Exceptional creative writing and corporate writing skills
  • Strong interviewer skills
  • Demonstrable contacts and relationships with Irish media
  • Experience in writing press releases/pitches
  • Fluency in written and spoken english
  • Interest in news, both locally and internationally 

The closing date for applications is Friday 31st January 2020.

Senior Account Executive – Murrays

Are you ready to help some of Ireland’s biggest companies and public sector organisations manage their reputations and interact positively and professionally with the media and other stakeholders? Do you have a flair for integrated communications and want to develop your career on a track to be a strategic communications advisor to CEOs and senior executives?

If so, an opportunity has arisen to become part of Murray, one of Ireland’s most successful full-service strategic communications consultancies.  We want to hear from ambitious, bright, and down to earth team players.  This role will suit those with the ambition to learn about shaping corporate narratives for major FMCG’s, building best-in-class employer brands, driving digitally led corporate PR campaigns and delivering impactful sustainability programmes.

Murray has been at the forefront of the communications industry in Ireland for over 40 years.  Today, Murray boasts an enviable client roster and offers integrated communications services across corporate affairs, financial PR, public affairs, crisis management, brand communications, content creation, digital strategy and execution.  Our blue-chip client portfolio includes successful Irish and international companies across financial services, property and construction, food and beverage, retail, technology and professional services, amongst others, as well as leading State and semi-State bodies.

The ideal candidates will have:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ PR experience, with demonstrable experience of client engagement and media engagement. (Exceptional candidates from other disciplines will be considered if they can show transferable skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment)
  • A relevant third level qualification
  • Corporate and business knowledge, and a genuine interest in business news and current affairs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • An ability to work under pressure with the support of great colleagues who care about your career development
  • The ability to forge and develop good relationships with clients, colleagues, media, influencers and stakeholders

If you are a motivated individual who wants to shine in an environment where you get to work on the best companies in the business and with the brightest minds in the communications industry, we would love to hear from you.

What we offer

Joining Murray will mean you will be working alongside talented colleagues on some of the most significant public relations accounts in Ireland. We offer our staff:

  • Competitive salary
  • Meaningful performance bonus
  • Up to 25 days annual leave
  • Continuous internal training and development
  • Financial support for external training
  • Staff social programme
  • Pension/PRSA facility

Please submit a CV and covering letter, noting you are applying for a Senior Account Executive position in strict confidence to adunne@murraygroup.ie by Friday, 24th January 2020.

 

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