Corporate Communications Coordinator

Location: Dublin 2
Deadline: 23 Aug 2013
Company: The Irish Dairy Board Co-operative Ltd.

Our Business

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is Ireland’s largest exporter of premium dairy products and a leading international food company, with a global footprint that extends to over 90 countries.

IDB has annualised sales of over €2 billion and employs over 3,000 people globally. Over the past 50 years, we have established vital routes to market for Irish dairy produce and are a leader in product innovation. We own the internationally renowned Kerrygold brand, along with other leading brands such as Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice and Beo.

Summary of Role:

The successful candidate will support the Corporate Communications Manager in the following –

– Implementation of the Communications Strategy across the Group to support its international growth strategy

– Management of external stakeholder relations

– Co-coordination of Group communications

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Day to day operational management of projects, including:

  • ·         Corporate presentations
  • ·         Website
  • ·         Annual reports
  • ·         Corporate advertising
  • ·         Sponsorship programmes
  • ·         Corporate events
  • ·         Customer visits
  • ·         To assist on relevant Group projects involving liaison with subsidiary companies, design agencies and other third party suppliers
  • ·         Drafting, issuing and follow up of press material
  • ·         Management of daily media monitoring
  • ·         To provide general assistance to the Corporate Communications Manager
  • ·         Financial administration support

Key Requirements:

  • ·         Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills
  • ·         Strong workingknowledge of PR and social media
  • ·         Web design and development knowledge is desirable
  • ·         Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint knowledge
  • ·         The ability to display initiative, creativity and adaptability
  • ·         At least 2 years’ in-house or agency experience
  • ·         A PR related qualification is desirable

How To Apply:

Please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@idb.ie (quoting reference CCC) by Friday, 23 August.
(Job Posted:14 August 2013)

Account Manager

Location: Dublin 2
Deadline: 23 Aug 2013
Company: MKC Communications

MKC Communications (www.mkc.ie) is one of Ireland’s leading PR and Public Affairs companies, working with blue chip companies and prestigious private and public sector organisations throughout Ireland.

We are an award winning company and are proud of the excellent reputation we enjoy – a reputation which reflects the outstanding service we deliver to our clients.

We are looking for someone special to join our close-knit and hardworking team. We want someone with flair and vision who is a team player and will always go the extra mile for their clients and their colleagues.

Key requirements include:

  • ·         A minimum of three to four years PR agency experience
  • ·         Proven track record of securing media coverage for clients
  • ·         A thorough understanding of social media and interest in new technologies
  • ·         A passion for consumer PR
  • ·         Excellent writing skills
  • ·         A self starter with an ability to work under pressure and across a range of clients
  • ·         Experience of new business development

Please send your CV in confidence to Laurie Mannix, Managing Director, MKC Communications – laurie@mkc.ie. Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 23 August 2013.
(Job Posted:13 August 2013)

Senior Account Executive (x 2)

Location: Dublin 2
Deadline: 30 Aug 2013
Company: Weber Shandwick

Due to a number of recent client wins, Weber Shandwick is seeking to recruit two ambitious Senior Account Executives to support a variety of leading Irish accounts in our consumer and corporate practices.

The successful applicants will have a minimum of two years post graduate experience, preferably within an agency environment, with at least six months at SAE level. They will have solid knowledge of the media and proven experience at generating opportunities for coverage – from traditional through to social media. Proficient writers and quick thinkers, they will be highly organised, with an eye to detail.

The successful candidates will be joining our award winning team committed to the highest standards of excellence in communications.

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries around the world. The firm has won numerous awards for innovative approaches and creative campaigns including being named both the Holmes Report 2012 Global Agency of the Year and the Most Creative PR Firm in the World. In Dublin we operate across six core practice areas: Corporate, Consumer, Financial, Healthcare, Public Affairs and Technology.

Please send CVs in strictest confidence to Siobhan Molloy, Managing Director, Weber Shandwick, 60 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, orsmolloy@webershandwick.com. Closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 30 August 2013.
(Job Posted:13 August 2013)

Communications Manager

Location: Dublin 12
Deadline: 19 Aug 2013
Company: BWG Foods

Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Director, an exciting opportunity exists for this newly created role within BWG Foods. Key responsibilities and requirements for the successful candidate are detailed below. 


  • ·         Work closely with the Marketing & Communications leadership team within a leading, fast paced, consumer facing food retail business.
  • ·         Actively contribute to the delivery of the Marketing & Communications strategy.
  • ·         Design and implement supporting communications plans.

(Deliver these plans and initiatives utilising a number of communication channels including email, digital, social media, web portals, press statements, etc.)

  • ·         Support internal communications programmes and initiatives.
  • ·         Develop communications strategies for the business in line with the Company’s Vision, Mission and Values.
  • ·         Work closely with incumbent marketing and communications agencies to deliver agreed targets and KPIs. 


  • ·         Appropriate comparable experience within a communications role.
  • ·         Experience and proven ability to develop and implement external and internal communications strategies and plans.
  • ·         Exceptional all round communications skills (verbal and written) with the ability to engage effectively at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • ·         Comfortable moving from the strategic to the tactical.
  • ·         Experience in organising events, presentations and briefings for internal audiences and customers.
  • ·         Knowledge of different communications channels and when and how to deploy them.
  • ·         Ability to work independently whilst also contributing as a valued team member.
  • ·         Excellent project management skills with ability to work well on a number of different tasks sometimes with conflicting deadlines.
  • ·         Good understanding of both traditional and digital media and key business and trade journalists.
  • ·         Ability to deliver on time within tight timelines.
  • ·         Knowledge of the food retail business; experience of working in a large organisation with a wide range of operations and locations, and; experience of working with multiple stakeholders including suppliers, retailers, strategic partners and the general public would be additional advantages.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your CV to recruitment@bwg.ie .

The deadline for applications is Monday 19th August 2013
(Job Posted:09 August 2013)

Assistant Communications Officer (Maternity Leave)

Location: Dublin 4
Deadline: 16 Aug 2013
Company: Irish Cancer Society

Position: Assistant Communications Officer
Reporting to: Communications Manager
Department: Advocacy & Communications
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Contract: Fixed term contract – Maternity Leave Cover

Overall Objectives:

  • ·         To make a key contribution to the overall successful management and operation of the Society’s programme, advocacy, fundraising and research communications function as a member of the Advocacy and Communications team.
  • ·         To ensure the highest standards of communication for the Irish Cancer Society and to consistently bring fresh thinking and creativity to all existing campaigns and in the development of new campaigns.

Overall Responsibilities:

Programme communications;

  • ·         Assist the Communications Officer – Programme in the research, planning, development, communication of, execution and evaluation of all programme related communications campaigns and activities (advertising, PR and on-line)
  • ·         Assist the Communications Manager and Communications Officer – Programme in the provision of communications support for advocacy-related activities
  • ·         Take responsibility for the planning and implementation of smaller programme related communications initiatives
  • ·         Assist in the design and approval process of relevant materials. This will involve briefing design agencies, commissioning the design process and managing the internal approval process to the print ready stage
  • ·         Assist the Communications Manager in the provision of communications support for cancer research activities
  • ·         As appropriate and following agreement with Communications Officer – Programme and the Communications Manager, work closely with programme staff; Head of Services, Head of Advocacy, Nursing Services Manager, CIS Manager, Health Promotion Manager and Patient Support Groups Manager and (and support staff in those departments) in the delivery of programme communications activities
  • ·         Work closely with Online Content Lead, Web Master and Social Media Coordinator in the delivery of all on-line communications activities
  • ·         Assist the Communications Manager and Communications Officer – Programme in responding to all ad hoc programme related communications queries from journalists in an efficient and timely manner utilising internal and external spokespeople as appropriate.

Fundraising communications;

  • ·         Assist the Communications Officer – Fundraising in the research, planning, communication of, execution and evaluation of all fundraising communications activities (advertising, PR and on-line)
  • ·         Take responsibility for the planning and implementation of smaller community fundraising communications activities (e.g. charity cycles, walks, swims, head shaves etc)
  • ·         As appropriate and following agreement with the Communications Officer – Fundraising, work closely with the fundraising staff especially Community Fundraising Manager and support staff, National Campaigns Manager and support staff and Corporate Partnerships Manager
    and support staff
  • ·         Work closely with Online Content Lead, Web Master and Social Media Coordinator on all on-line fundraising communications activities.


  • ·         Develop and grow a network of media contacts across all media outlets (national, regional and trade print and broadcast media) and utilise
    accordingly in communications activities
  • ·         Be the key contact for and take responsibility for developing key relationships with regional media
  • ·         Work closely with department and offer support when required
  • ·         Provide support for the budgeting process for all above programme and fundraising communications activities
  • ·         Negotiate appropriate supplier discounts and manage supplier relationship on behalf of the Society, as required
  • ·         Assist in the management of outside consultancies (advertising, PR and marketing) as required by the Senior Programme Communications Officer and Fundraising Communications Officer
  • ·         Ensure brand consistency across all forms of communications.

Person Specification

  • ·         One to two years experience in a fast paced PR/marketing/communications role
  • ·         Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • ·         Excellent computer skills (especially on Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and CARE)
  • ·         Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • ·         Ability to prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines
  • ·         Ability to produce measurable results
  • ·         Pleasant and helpful with a flexible approach to work in a team-orientated dynamic environment

This job description is not exhaustive. It merely acts as a guide and may be amended to meet the changing requirements of the Society at any time after discussion with the post holder.

 If you are interested in applying for this position, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter including current remuneration package to: Aoife Foley, HR Assistant, Irish Cancer Society, 43/45 Northumberland Rd., Dublin 4. E-mail:recruitment@irishcancer.ie.
Closing date for applications is Friday 16 August.

The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunities employer.
(Job Posted:08 August 2013)

Account Manager

Location: Dublin 2
Deadline: 14 Aug 2013
Company: Pembroke Communications

Are you looking for an opportunity to let your skills really shine at Ireland’s most awarded agency? We are looking for a talented, creative and self motivated account manager to join our ever expanding consumer and lifestyle division.

The ideal candidate will join a great team of experienced professionals and work on an exciting and varied client portfolio which includes fantastic brands like Audi, Dublin Zoo, Canon, Crown Paints, Peter Mark, Bord Gáis Energy, Leinster Rugby and more.

The Candidate

Key requirements include:

  • ·         A minimum of three to four years PR agency experience
  • ·         A thorough understanding of the social media space
  • ·         A passion for consumer / lifestyle PR
  • ·         Excellent writing, media relations and inter-personal skills
  • ·         A proven track record in new business development
  • ·         A relevant third level qualification in the public relations / communications area
  • ·         An ability to work to tight deadlines across a number of different accounts

We’ll expect you to hit the ground running and show us your best side from day one. In return we offer a great benefits package, long term career prospects and a brilliant working environment in the best offices in town. 

About Us

Established in 1981, Pembroke Communications is a multi-award winning PR agency with offices in Dublin and Cork. It is an autonomous member of the Publicis Group and an affiliate of the MSL PR network, offering direct access to a wealth of global PR knowledge.

What’s Next?

If this sounds like the challenge you have been looking for, e-mail your CV in strictest confidence to Angie Grant – angie@pembrokecomms.ie – by COB on Wednesday 14 August.
(Job Posted:07 August 2013)

Events Co-Ordinator (12 month contract)

Location: Dublin 1
Deadline: 20 Aug 2013
Company: A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody, one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms is looking to recruit an Events Co-Ordinator to join their Business Development & Marketing team on a 12 month contract. The team provides a range of marketing support and expertise to the Firm. This includes a large number of client events, particularly seminars and hospitality which are planned and run by specialist event management personnel. These events are run to the highest domestic & international standards.

The individual will be responsible for the delivery of these events from start to finish including planning and management of the event, on the day hospitality and post event follow up. The role will involve liaising directly with Partners; the other Events Co-ordinator; external suppliers; other members of the Business Development and Marketing team; other staff, guests and their organisations, to ensure that each event is organised professionally and efficiently at all times.  Due to the nature and location of some events there may be some travel involved.

Candidates must have a minimum 5 years relevant event management experience in a B2B environment either in corporate or agency.


  • ·         Internal liaison with partners and management to identify event specifications and planning
  • ·         Management of invite lists, invitations, rsvp’s, follow ups etc
  • ·         Management of venue, designers, printers, catering, facilities etc
  • ·         Handle all pre-event requirements including accommodation, transport, speakers, photography, signage/branding for the event etc.
  • ·         On-the-day management, administration and hospitality at events
  • ·         Coordinate relevant marketing materials such as PowerPoint slides, delegate packs etc
  • ·         Responsibility for event budget and follow up

Skills required:

  • ·         Interpersonal skills and understanding of importance of client service
  • ·         Ability to work on own initiative and contribute at the highest level of senior management
  • ·         Attention to detail
  • ·         Ability to work flexible working hours
  • ·         Organisational & administration skills
  • ·         Communication skills – verbal and written
  • ·         Teamwork/strong team player
  • ·         Ability to work in a dynamic, demanding, high paced environment on numerous assignments with changing priorities
  • ·         Competent computer skills, including Microsoft office, excel, word & powerpoint

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and cv including your current remuneration package to Grace M. Maguire Human Resources – gmmaguire@algoodbody.com

Closing date for applications is 20th August 2013
(Job Posted:31 July 2013)

PR Account Director

Location: Dublin 4

Company: Cullen Communications

Cullen Communications is one of Ireland’s foremost PR consultancies and the sole Irish member of PRGN, the international alliance of the world’s leading independent PR firms.

We are seeking to recruit a senior Account Director to head up and work with a number of internationally-recognised consumer brands.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, energetic and have relevant PR/marketing experience with a proven track record in managing client accounts and delivering outstanding results on time and within budget.

The candidate will have the experience and expertise to provide high-level strategic consultancy and advice, representing the ‘go-to’ person for our existing clients while also developing new business opportunities for the agency.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • ·         At least 6 years of experience working at senior level in a PR agency
  • ·         Excellent people management skills with the ability and experience to lead client accounts and head up a client service team
  • ·         Outstanding communications and writing skills with good knowledge of social media and experience of online PR
  • ·         Strong commercial acumen with experience of working within, and managing, a range of budgets
  • ·         The flair and drive to develop both new and existing business opportunities
  • ·         Suitable 3rd level qualifications

The successful candidate will:

  • ·         Be the team leader and principal point of client contact for a number of our major accounts
  • ·         Provide strong direction on strategy, planning and budgetary issues in respect of those accounts
  • ·         Be a senior figure within the agency, contributing to its ongoing growth, success and profitability
  • ·         Work with a range of client service, creative and other support personnel on all relevant projects and activities
  • ·         Make a positive, proactive contribution to the agency’s new business objectives as part of the senior management team

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV, along with a covering note outlining your suitability, to hr@cullencommunications.ie
(Job Posted:30 July 2013)

Senior Account Executive

Location: Dublin 2
Deadline: 16 Aug 2013
Company: O’Leary PR

O’ Leary PR is a PR and Communications agency specialisiing in the consumer sector.  Within our Lifestyle, Beauty, Fashion, Entertainment and Drinks divisions is a portfolio of international, indigenous and emerging brands. OLPR offers bespoke solutions and the winning combination of industry knowledge, flexibility and strategic planning has ensured that our clients make their mark through effective brand building campaigns.
Interested in advancing your career and working with a great team in an energetic environment. If your skills lie within the consumer, lifestyle, beauty and fashion sectors, O’Leary PR is offering you an opportunity to apply for the role of Senior Account Executive.

The successful candidate will join a great team of experienced professionals working on the client portfolio. www.olearypr.ie

Keyrequirements include:

  • ·         Minimum two to three years experience, preferably in a PR agency
  • ·         Strong writing, interpersonal skills and proven organisational skills
  • ·         In-depth knowledge and experience of traditional, digital and social media
  • ·         Established relationships with consumer lifestyle media
  • ·         Strategic, self motivated and the ability to multi task a portfolio of
    clients and projects
  • ·         A PRII accredited or relevant third level qualification

To apply email your CV in strictest confidence to Mari O’Leary at marioleary@olearypr.ie by August 16th 2013.
(Job Posted:29 July 2013)

Client Manager – Public Affairs and Corporate PR

Location: Dublin 4
Deadline: 23 Aug 2013
Company: Drury

One of Ireland’s leading public relations and public affairs consultancies, Drury, is creating an exciting new role spanning the disciplines of Public Affairs and Corporate PR.

We are looking for a dynamic new client manager to work on the development and implementation of a range of public affairs and corporate PR tasks across our wide-ranging client portfolio. The ideal candidate will act as a support to the Head of Public Affairs and others, in advising clients and in the devising and implementation of PA and PR strategies, as well as playing a key role in the generation of new business.

We are seeking someone with at least three years experience in the PR field and with direct experience of having worked within the Irish political system. They will be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of politics and media relations and be capable of building and expanding relationships with the political system, industry stakeholders and the media. Good writing skills essential as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines and to assume responsibility for delivery of client plans.

Applications along with a CV (2 pages max) should be forwarded by e-mail to  frontdesk@drury.ie.  or by post to: Debbie Carrigy, Drury, 17a Gilford Road Sandymount, Dublin 4

Closing date for applications – Friday 23 August, 2013.
(Job Posted:26 July 2013)

Social CRM Executive

Location: Dublin 2
Deadline: 16 Aug 2013
Company: 3

The job in a nutshell
Do you love social media as much as we do? Join Ireland`s fastest growing mobile company and take a lead role in interacting with our customers over social media sites, web forums, via phone, email and SMS.

What else it involves

  • ·         The purpose of this role is to oversee a best in class customer experience through various customer care channels such as social media sites, email and via various regulatory bodies.
  • ·         You will be responsible for moderating online forums ensuring that customers receive exceptional service in line with Three`s core brand values
  • ·         You will be responsible for executive resolutions and will need to interact daily with external and regulatory bodies (ComReg, DCENR, NCA,) to resolve customer issues
  • ·         You will need to maintain a strong presence on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Boards.ie
  • ·         The successful candidate will have demonstrated a proven track record of success in resolution management in the telecoms industry and in particular through social media
  • ·         You will need to demonstrate a proven ability to cultivate strong working relationships across functional groups and lines of business
  • ·         You must support and protect the brand by making sure that positive messaging is maintained in the community and ensure consistency of messages
  • ·         You will need to manage online discussions by listening to what the users are saying, reading discussion forums and responding in a timely manner to the users` needs
  • ·         You will be responsible for supporting various first contact customer service improvement initiatives
  • ·         You will be responsible for reporting on activities above, measuring their success and providing insight for initiatives such as Net Promoter Score
  • ·         You will be responsible for communicating updates to customers via Phone, SMS and email

The skills we’re looking for

  • ·         Mobile Telecommunications experience would be an advantage
  • ·         Exceptional resolution and problem solving skills – Essential
  • ·         Experience working within various social media forums for Customer Care  – Essential
  • ·         Customer management experience  (resolutions) – Essential
  • ·         Knowledge of Mobile and Broadband technology – Essential
  • ·         Customer experience design – Essential
  • ·         Report creation and presentation – Essential
  • ·         Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office suits (Excel, Powerpoint) – Essential
  • ·         Social Media fan/Blogger – Essential
  • ·         Fast Learner – Essential
  • ·         Self Learner – Essential
  • ·         Interest in new technology –  Essential
  • ·         Organisational skills –  Essential
  • ·         Internet savvy – Essential

Please send your CV directly to http://www.three.ie/about3/careers/head-office.html (Customer Service Dept) by Friday 16th August 2013
(Job Posted:26 July 2013)

Social CRM Community Manager (Customer Care)

Location: Dublin 2
Deadline: 16 Aug 2013
Company: 3

The Social CRM Community Manager is responsible for managing a group of customer care teams including Social CRM, and Executive Resolutions.

This role is responsible for providing a world-class customer care product to the Customer Relations department and will champion the strategic vision and goals of the group and deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty.

We are looking for someone who has fantastic communication skills, as this role coordinates with all aspects of the wider business and delivers the best in class customer experience on social media platforms and through executive resolutions.

Main Responsibilities:

  • ·         Implement the social media strategy and coordinate with a variety of stakeholders to support the brand communities across social platforms.
  • ·         Help to develop, execute and optimise the ongoing strategy and operational management of all high level resolutions (ComReg, DCENR, NCA) including developing, defining, and consistent optimisation of team policies and procedures.
  • ·         Help to develop, deliver, and manage the Social CRM team: capturing, building and analysing NPS and contact history to proactively build a structure online support model providing an excellent customer experience
  • ·         Create compelling content for social audiences on various online customer care platforms
  • ·         Manage content calendar and day-to-day presence on social platforms including twitter, Facebook, Twitter and Boards.ie
  • ·         Execute a variety of elements for social media customer care campaigns including blogger outreach, content seeding, competitions and moderating user-generated content.
  • ·         Measure and report on the efficacy of social campaigns in addition to real time monitoring of social profiles.
  • ·         Demonstrate creative thinking in creating conversation opportunities around real-time events.
  • ·         Establish networks of brand advocates through blogger research, qualification and collaborative projects to authentically raise the profile of the brand.
  • ·         Complete monthly reports on community activity with a view to improve measures month-on-month.
  • ·         Monitor trends in social media broadly, and within the brand community specifically, to ensure the brand remains adaptive.
  • ·         Provides leadership to maximize potential using best practices in selection, recruitment, training, performance management, coaching, feedback and reward and recognition
  • ·         Facilitate continuous improvement to the customer experience through business projects in conjunction with the CRM Leadership Team
  • ·         Creates policies and procedures that ensure the highest quality of service our customers while maintaining consistency with corporate objectives

Operational Experience

  • ·         3+ years experience in a CRM environment
  • ·         Pro-active leader with the ability to motivate and lead a team
  • ·         Ability to coach and develop teams skills
  • ·         An awareness of regulatory requirements within the telecommunications industry
  • ·         Ability to demonstrate customer relationship management experience
  • ·         Commercial experience with social platforms including twitter, Facebook, Twitter and Boards.ie
  • ·         Excellent writing skills and ability to adopt a brand tone of voice.
  • ·         Strong organisational and project management skills.
  • ·         Self starter with the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • ·         Confident in analysing social data and sharing insights with people not from a social media background.
  • ·         Existing relationships with bloggers a plus.
  • ·         PR or corporate communications certificate a plus 

Personal characteristics

  • ·         Customer Focused
  • ·         Solutions Oriented
  • ·         Attention to detail and accuracy
  • ·         Ability to make decisions
  • ·         Planning and Organisational Skills
  • ·         Ability to work under pressure within a changing working environment

Please send your CV directly to http://www.three.ie/about3/careers/head-office.html (Customer Service Dept)  by Friday 16th August 2013
(Job Posted:26 July 2013)


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