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

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Parisa Namazi

Director of Talent

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