Aiken PR

The Briefing

We are hiring!

by Aiken PR

05/09/2019

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Account Executive (Corporate & Public Affairs)  

We are seeking to recruit an ambitious corporate & public affairs Account Executive 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. If this is you, please get in touch as we are seeking a talented PR Executive to join our team where we do award winning work for global, national and local companies including McDonald’s, Diageo, Electric Ireland, ESB, Ulster GAA (Casement Park project), McAleer & Rushe, CPL Solutions International and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing bespoke and targeted research and insights
  • Help to devise and deliver proactive and reactive stakeholder and media engagement strategies and campaigns
  • Draft a range of materials, such as research papers, press releases, opinion articles, social content and online copy
  • Support and, where necessary, coordinate and manage media sell–ins
  • Organise and coordinate events, press conferences, photo calls, and/or media contact programmes
  • Respond quickly and accurately to client requests
  • Support new business proposals and pitches

Key requirements

  • Knowledge and insights on current affairs and political issues
  • Ability to develop stakeholder focused campaigns to influence decision makers
  • Media relations skills, pitching news to national, broadcast and online outlets
  • Understand how to develop research and insights and create news content
  • Experienced in drafting all relevant forms of content including press releases/articles/blogs
  • Social media proficiency – complete understanding of media channels and their use
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Open communicator, happy working in a flexible team format
  • Used to operating in a fast–paced environment

 

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 this role please email your CV and cover letter as to why you are right for this role to carolyn@aikenpr.com with “CV Confidential” in the subject line referencing the role you are applying for by Friday 27th September.