We’re hiring an Account Executive!

Team Alice is growing and we’re looking for someone who shares our values, ambition and high standards to join our award-winning team.

This is a great opportunity for someone at the early stage of their career in public relations to join the PRCA Agency of the Year and play a key role in delivering creative, solutions-focused campaigns at a local, national and international level.

Our team has a wealth of experience of working on successful campaigns across diverse sectors, using traditional and digital tools and techniques to educate, inform and mobilise people for change. As part of our highly-skilled, client-focused team, you’ll have opportunities to develop and reach your own potential while working to effect positive social change.

 

About Alice PR & Events

We believe in ‘PR with a purpose’ and our growing portfolio of clients reflects our own hopes and ambitions for society. From Together for Yes to the Four Day Week campaign, WorkEqual, and the current campaign to end direct provision, we are motivated by making change happen.

We are currently working on campaigns on climate action, children’s rights, employment and training opportunities, LGBTQ+ rights, health awareness, and integration and anti-racism initiatives. We’re on the search for someone who shares our motivation and sense of purpose – so tell us, what change do you want to see in the world?

With offices in Dublin and Belfast, we offer a competitive salary, hybrid working, flexitime, up to 26 days of annual leave and PRII membership among other employee benefits. In 2021, Alice PR & Events won the PRCA Agency of the Year with the judges noting that Alice was committed to “…recruiting and retaining a strong staff by focusing on their wellbeing and contributing to the public relations profession.”

For more information on the duties and responsibilities involved, read the full job description below. If you feel like you could be a good fit for #TeamAlice, please send a cover letter and CV by email to susannagh@alicepr.com by Friday, 6th May.

 

Account Executive – Job Decription:

Position Public Relations Account Executive
Company Alice PR & Events
Contract Full-time, permanent.
Location Alice PR operates a hybrid model of working. The Account Executive can work, on average, two days a week in our office in Rathmines, Dublin 6, or at LoftSpace in Belfast City Centre. The remaining days can be remote from home.
Hours Full-time, Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week, with some flexibility required)
Salary & Benefits
  • Salary €25,000 – €30,000 (depending on experience).
  • Hybrid working model.
  • Flexi time (start between 8am – 10am / finish between 4.30pm – 6.30pm)
  • 21 days’ annual leave, plus Good Friday off and an additional 3 to 4-day ‘winter break’ over Christmas.
  • ·PRII Membership.
  • Paid monthly mobile phone bill.
  • Work laptop provided.
  • Sick pay scheme.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • Opportunity to advance within the company.
  • Monthly Alice Outings.
  • Summer Fridays – finish at 1pm on Fridays during the months of July and August.
Reports to: Account Manager or Account Director
About the Role We are looking for a highly-motivated, solutions-focused and committed Account Executive who will play a key role in supporting the wider team in delivering local, national, and international campaigns, using a combination of traditional and digital tools and techniques.

You will have the opportunity to build your skills in client relations and business development, and to gain valuable insights into the wide range of tasks that are involved in running a successful PR agency.

Duties and Responsibilities

Public Relations & Event Management

Contributing to the development of strong media relations and social media campaigns for clients, and delivery of same:

  • Writing and issuing press materials on behalf of clients.
  • Creating content for clients’ online campaigns; monitoring and updating of social media accounts.
  • Engagement with target journalists, politicians, stakeholders and influencers.
  • Organising photocalls and developing creative concepts for same.
  • Contributing to marketing and logistics for client events.
  • Evaluating and reporting on client campaigns, including media monitoring.
  • Attending client meetings and contributing ideas to PR strategies and campaign plans.

Operations & Administration

  • Fielding queries from clients, the media and other stakeholders, as required.
  • Contributing to Alice PR & Events’ social media channels.
  • Contributing to the maintenance and updating of our operations systems.

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The post-holder may be required to perform other duties appropriate to the role that may be assigned.

Eligibility criteria / Essential qualifications, and/or experience

 

All candidates must have a legal right to work in the country and provide supporting documentation. The company is unable to sponsor or offer relocation at this time.

Applicants must meet the following essential criteria:

  • At least one year’s experience working / interning in public relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Strong digital skills (previous experience of monitoring, updating and creating content for social media accounts and Google AdWords is desirable).
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Creativity, problem-solving and organisational skills.
  • Calm, organised and flexible, with the ability to juggle a wide range of activities, prioritise your own workload and meet deadlines.
  • Good familiarity with use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Concise and open communicator.
  • Interested in current affairs and the world around you.

Desirable:

  • Qualification in communications, journalism, public relations, or another related field.

About Alice PR & Events:

About Alice PR & Events Alice PR & Events is an award-winning public relations agency with offices in Dublin and Belfast. Our work at Alice is underpinned by our belief in PR with a purpose, i.e. the power of communications to effect positive social change. Our team has extensive experience of working on successful campaigns across diverse sectors and of developing careful and nuanced messaging aimed at educating, informing and mobilising people for change.

Since Alice was established in 2015, we’ve worked on the Together for Yes campaign, the Four Day Week campaign, WorkEqual and the current campaign to end direct provision. We’ve also worked to promote climate action, children’s rights, employment and training opportunities, LGBT rights, and integration and anti-racism initiatives. We support health-focused charities to run annual awareness and fundraising campaigns and, every year, we manage campaigns that promote Ireland’s culture, heritage and regional development.

Our clients include cultural festivals and major public events; start-ups and SMEs; membership associations; charities and advocacy groups campaigning on important societal issues; public-sector bodies; and research and innovation organisations.

The services we provide include:

  • Development and implementation of communications strategies and PR campaigns.
  • Advance publicity and on-the-ground press office support for high-profile launches, festivals, and events.
  • Stakeholder relations and community engagement.
  • Event management.
  • Marketing and advertising campaigns – from concept development to creative execution.
  • Social media.
  • Crisis communications and issues management.
  • Political communications – from local authority to EU levels.
  • Training and coaching in communications skills, including media spokesperson skills, digital marketing, basic media relations, crisis communications and advocacy campaigns.

In 2021, Alice PR & Events won the PRCA Agency of the Year with the judges noting that Alice was “…focused on delivering with a purpose for their clients through creative, forward-thinking, and award-winning campaigns; and recruiting and retaining a strong staff by focusing on their wellbeing and contributing to the public relations profession.”

This is a unique opportunity to join our creative and ambitious company and to work on a wide range of exciting projects and clients as we expand our portfolio. Being part of our highly skilled, client-centric team, will create opportunities for you to develop and reach your potential.

How to Apply:

How to Apply

 

If you feel you are a good fit for #TeamAlice and would enjoy working with us, please send your application to susannagh@alicepr.com with the subject line ‘PR Account Executive’. Your application must meet the following criteria or it will not be considered:

  1. Your application must include a cover letter and CV.
  2. We ask that you keep your cover letter to a maximum of one page. In your cover letter, please include:
  • Why you feel you are a good fit for this role with #TeamAlice; and
  • Details of your experience working in public relations.
Closing Date The closing date for applications is Friday, 6th May. Shortlisting will apply. We expect to hold interviews during the week commencing Monday, 9th May.
Informal Queries susannagh@alicepr.com

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