Account Manager

Cicero Group’s Campaign team are looking to recruit an Account Manager to support its rapidly expanding client base. The selected candidate will join a creative and motivated group of research, communications and marketing professionals working across a wide-range of projects and clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicating with clients to understand and document the business objectives of research, communications and marketing projects
  • Account management, isolating upsell opportunities, writing proposals, requesting feedback and looking to continually build stronger relationships with existing clients
  • Oversight of project management to ensure timely delivery of high-quality deliverables across several client projects. Building and delivering end to end project plans for a range of products.
  • Creating high-level written content across a range of tones and contexts to support research, communications and marketing projects. Using primary and secondary data to form a clear narrative.
  • Some responsibility for the oversight management of other team members

Requirements:

  • 5 years’ experience in the marketing or communications industry
  • 1 to 3 years of written content creation experience
  • 1 to 3 years of financial services experience
  • Ideally experience of working in marketing/communications research
  • Strong written and oral communication abilities
  • Strong analytical and data visualisation skills
  • Very proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint – and demonstrates a high degree of creativity, care and attention to detail in all outputs
  • Degree Educated
  • Preferably some experience in managing other team members

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Personable – fits into a team environment with ease and has the confidence to contribute to the team across all aspects of the role.
  • A team player – understands their role in supporting the research team and takes ownership of their responsibilities.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.
  • A good listener – able to take direction from senior colleagues and implement it across the wider team.
  • Meticulous – shows a keen eye for detail and holds high-standards across all deliverables.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary and benefits including;  Employer pension contribution, private medical insurance, life assurance, Individual CPD training budget, Flexible benefits programme including; dental insurance, annual health assessment, technology loans, cycle scheme, tastecard, shopping discounts
  • Employee volunteering days
  • Free weekly Friday drinks at 4.30pm
  • Free fruit in the office
  • Fundraising and pro bono opportunities
  • On-site yoga classes
  • Staff Annual party
  • Social events

Please email Parisa Namazi to apply for this position.

Account Executive – UK Public Affairs

Cicero Group is the UK’s largest independent public affairs agency and we are looking for an entry level Account Executive to join our expanding UK Public Affairs team. The purpose of the role is to work as a key member of our client account team, assisting with client management, account delivery, research and monitoring the busy UK Public Affairs landscape and writing briefings to delivery excellent insight and strategic direction to our clients.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordinating and managing client deliverables on a daily basis.
  • Organising meetings and client calls; writing and circulating meeting agendas and taking notes and action points in client calls and meetings.
  • Monitoring the policy environment and media; including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires and blogs, for relevant opportunities for clients.
  • Political analysis on monitored policy/news as described above both in written form and verbally.
  • Keeping up to date with political and current affairs and flagging important developments to team and clients.
  • Preparing regular client reports and attending client meetings.
  • Helping to develop public affairs plans and strategies.
  • Taking a proactive approach to networking to build new client connections. Working as part of an account team to assist colleagues in developing pitch proposals and take ownership for production of appropriate sections of the pitch proposal as required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of UK Parliament, politics and the parliamentary process.
  • 6 months – 1 year experience in a relatable role (such as internships in Parliament, working for an MP or in a Public Affairs agency).
  • Client focus with knowledge of the agency and client business model.
  • Highly competent in all written communications.
  • Highly competent in communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to research and analyse.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Organisation and prioritisation.
  • Ability and desire to continuously learn new areas of policy.

To apply, please send your CV to parisa.namazi@cicero-group.com

Digital Designer Intern

Our digital team are looking for a design superstar to bring creative flair to our wide range of clients and projects. We need an eager beaver, who is organised, on trend, will show initiative and help to get things done. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for graphic design, video, and mega-brain of ideas.

The role:

This is a 3-month internship within our digital team.

Reporting to our Digital Design Manager, you’ll help us in all aspects of creativity and client briefs. This could take the form of creating epic content for our client’s social channels, organising our famous games night, building bespoke email newsletters, or helping to grow Cicero’s digital team into new and innovative avenues. As part of the wider role you will also have the opportunity to work on other digital projects including social media management and video production.

How to impress us: 

  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite – Particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator is essential.
  • Good understanding of Premier Pro is essential.
  • Strong graphic design skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good typography and layout skills.
  • Good knowledge of all social media platforms.
  • Basic knowledge of online CSS systems such as WordPress and ModX.
  • Good understanding of video/animation and the ability to edit and film videos – or the desire to learn and develop skills in this area.
  • A university degree in a related creative subject e.g. digital design or similar.
  • Knowledge of After Effects, Dreamweaver and Muse is desirable but not essential
  • Good understanding of Mailchimp and SalesForce Marketing Cloud is desirable but not essential.

So, if you’re a designer that flips even the dullest brief into something fresh and exciting, with a good understanding across creative disciplines such as graphic design, web design, animation, video and marketing – then we would love to hear from you.

Please email Parisa Namazi with your CV/portfolio.

Senior Account Executive – Dublin, Ireland

We are looking for a Senior Account Executive to join our Dublin team, based in our Dublin office.

We are looking to for someone with up to 3 years’ experience in communications and/or politics who is eager to learn and practice communications and public affairs from a domestic, European and international perspective in a fast paced agency environment. The candidate must have a keen interest in politics and current affairs as well as an interest in media relations.

Requirements:

  • Preparing briefing notes about political policy areas, media coverage or an industry-specific topic
  • Supporting the senior team with press release writing
  • Pitching press releases and feature ideas by phone or email to national, regional and trade journalists, across print, broadcast and online
  • Responding to phone calls and emails
  • Arranging interviews and editorial meetings with key journalists for clients
  • Monitoring media coverage and report results to the wider team and clients
  • Monitoring news coverage of political activity in both Ireland and abroad
  • Monitoring Dáil proceedings and flag matters of concerned raised to relevant clients
  • Attending client events and industry conferences
  • Supporting the senior team on new business development which will include proposal writing and pitching support
  • Handling clients’ social media accounts such as their Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn page
  • Contributing fresh ideas for PR campaigns
  • Travel outside of Dublin for pitches and, at time, to our London and Brussels offices.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Up to 3 years work experience in communications or politics.
  • Agency experience is preferable but not essential.
  • Fluent English, additional EU languages would be desirable but not essential.
  • A third level degree in communications, public relations, marketing, politics or any related subject. PR qualifications from the PRCA or Chartered Institute of Public Relations are also excepted.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Good PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • An interest and knowledge of social media
  • A strong interest in current affairs
  • A proactive attitude to work hard and progress

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV to Parisa Namazi, Head of Talent on parisa.namazi@cicero-group.com

Associate – Political Monitoring

The role: 

We are looking for an Associate to support our Public Policy Monitoring and Intelligence Service Cicero Pulse. The new staff member will be permanently based in London and the role will include opportunities to travel to Brussels.

Responsibilities:

Main tasks will include the provision of detailed monitoring of UK and EU parliamentary activities (e.g. plenary, committee hearings, public hearings), conferences and think tank to our clients across various sectors.

Skills required

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Working experience in the UK or European Parliament/MPs office/MEPs office/government department/European Commission DG or similar absolutely essential;
  • Understanding of both the UK and EU political landscape required;
  • Background in financial services is advantageous but not essential;
  • Keen interest in political affairs;
  • Excellent English writing and editing skills;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Exceptional time management and the ability to work under pressure;
  • Foreign language skills are advantageous but not essential.

Interview/start dates: 

Please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted and the interview process might start before the closing date.

Why join Cicero?

At Cicero, there are no limits to opportunity. Our people, opportunities to learn and grow and access to senior management were recently cited as the top three things about working at Cicero. When asked what we all have in common, our employees quoted: ambition and drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, and curiosity in current affairs. We also have a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone is encouraged to come to work as themselves and a great set of employee wellbeing benefits.

 

To apply, please send a one-page CV to Parisa Namazi (parisa.namazi@cicero-group.com)

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Parisa Namazi

Director of Talent

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