Aiken PR

The Briefing

We are recruiting! We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and experienced people to join our team!

by Aiken PR

08/02/2019

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic and experienced people to join our team!

AIKEN Integrated Communications is an all–Ireland agency with offices in Belfast and Dublin.  We are a friendly and driven team with a wide range of skills, united in our passion to deliver for clients.  We are proud of the strategic counsel our integrated client teams provide across a range of industries and sectors and we understand how to position a story across all media channels. We ensure the work we are doing is having the right impact, with the right people at the right time. 

Account Executive (Consumer)

We are seeking to recruit an ambitious consumer Account Executive who’s organised,

smart and who has a flair for digital media. Someone who wants to play a pivotal role in growing an all–Ireland agency and who will enjoy developing accounts for a wide range of clients, with particular emphasis on digital. If this is you and you would love to join a team which does award winning work for global, national and local brands please send us your CV.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As an Account Executive at AIKEN, you will work as a key member of the team to deliver to the highest standard for your clients. You should be capable and confident with a thorough understanding of media and exceptional communication and digital skills. You will work with the consumer team to plan and execute strategies and campaigns that meet client objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

·         Support your team to deliver for major accounts through a wide range of activities including research, planning, implementation and evaluation of campaigns, paying careful attention to budgets, resources, deadlines and client records

·         Combine creativity with knowledge of the media to identify media angles and generate positive news coverage, profile pieces and features across a broad media spectrum

·         Develop and implement digital campaigns and be experienced and informed around idea generation and content creation

·         Know the changing media landscape and have a strong contact base – media, influencers and stakeholders

·         Monitor news agenda and updating clients on emerging news where relevant

·         Research and develop client communication plans

·         Research and writing press releases, copy for brochures, leaflets, web copy and social content

·         Attend and participate in client meetings and produce contact reports

·         Maintain accurate records and files of all activities including time sheets

·         Maintain agreed client activity and budgets

·         Identify, develop and support new business opportunities, including proposal writing

Key requirements:

·         Minimum of 3 years proven experience in a PR role (In house or agency experience)

·         Be able to demonstrate past PR success

·         Established experience with media relations skills, pitching news to national, broadcast and online outlets

·         Excellent attention to detail

·         Open communicator, happy working in a flexible team format

·         Used to operating in a fast–paced environment

·         Social media proficiency – complete understanding of media channels and their use

Salary:

Dependent on experience, competitive

Benefits:

·         20 paid days leave increasing every 3/5 years to a max of 30

·         11 public / bank holidays

·         Paid day off on your birthday

·         Summer hours

·         £100 per year to organise an event for a charity of your choice

·         A company mobile phone and tablet

·         Training budget

Account Manager (Corporate & Public Affairs)  

We are seeking to recruit an ambitious corporate & public affairs Account Manager who’s organised, influential and smart.  Someone who wants to play a pivotal role in growing an all–Ireland agency and who will enjoy developing the accounts of a wide range of clients.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We’re looking for someone who is highly experienced in public affairs and stakeholder relations with a strong understanding of the region’s political and economic environment.  A person who is very competent in corporate communications, media relations and is experienced in account management for a range of different clients and campaigns. We also need you to have extensive experience of dealing with a wide stakeholder network and ideally have experience of working both within the private and public sectors. Based in our Belfast office, we want someone who can hit the ground running to help our clients, across the island of Ireland, to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders including political, business, strategic partners and consumers.

Key responsibilities:

·         Help to devise and deliver proactive and reactive media engagement strategies and campaigns

·         Draft a range of materials / content, press releases, opinion pieces and online copy relatable to all platforms

·         Support and, where necessary, coordinate and manage media sell–ins

·         Organise and coordinate events, press conferences, photo calls, and/or media contact programmes

·         Ability to manage and deliver in depth research and intelligence gathering

·         Develop and devise impactful stakeholder communications programmes

·         Knowledge and understanding of the political institutions in the UK and Ireland

·         Respond quickly and accurately to client requests 

·         Support new business proposals and pitches

Key requirements:

·         Current experience in corporate or public affairs is essential

·         Knowledge and insights across the current affairs and political arena in the UK and Ireland

·         Ability to develop stakeholder focused campaigns to influence decision makers

·         Established experience with media relations skills, pitching news to national, broadcast and online outlets

·         Excellent attention to detail

·         Ability to multi task and prioritise work

 

·         Open communicator, happy working in a flexible team format

·         Used to operating in a fast–paced environment

·         Social media proficiency – complete understanding of all platforms and their use

·         Experienced in drafting content, press releases/articles/blogs

·         Developing news, understand how to draft research questions and find a news angle within the results

Salary:

Dependent on experience, competitive

Benefits:

·         20 paid days leave increasing every 3/5 years to a max of 30

·         11 public / bank holidays

·         Paid day off on your birthday

·         Summer hours

·         £100 per year to organise an event for a charity of your choice

·         A company mobile phone and iPad

·         Training budget

To apply for either of the above roles please email your CV and cover letter to carolyn@aikenpr.com with “CV Confidential” in the subject line along with the job role you are applying for by Friday 15th February 2019.