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We are hiring a Senior Public Relations Account Manager.

Location: Cork (head office)

Celebrating almost 30 years in business, Hopkins Communications, headquartered in Cork (with offices in Limerick and Dublin) is a full-service integrated marketing communications agency, specialising in public relations, event management, social media management, digital marketing, promotions, advertising/media buying, graphic design and print.

We are currently seeking a Senior PR Account Manager/team player to join our busy Public Relations Department at our head office, working across multiple client industries, from small to large multinational organisations.

This role involves public/media relations, event management and working across our other services as and when required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least five years’ experience working in a PR role (with a minimum of two years at Account Manager Level)
  • A qualification in communications or public relations
  • Strong media relations experience
  • A proven track record of managing clients to a high standard as well as developing and implementing communications strategies

Duties and responsibilities include:

PR:

  • Drafting & distribution of media materials to include press releases, profile pitches, diary & photocall notices, in order to glean coverage for clients
  • Manage client photocalls – develop creative concepts, book & brief photographers, draft photo captions and attend shoots to ensure required images are captured
  • Developing creative campaigns and drafting PR strategies on behalf of clients
  • Comfortable pitching for new business and drafting new business proposals
  • Experience in Event Management – developing an event concept and liaising with the client and suppliers to take it from planning through to execution
  • Responsible for compiling campaign budgets, managing same and advising accounts team of PO/invoicing details
  • Strong creative scriptwriting ability
  • Ability to work to deadlines while maintaining a creative flair suitable for media.
  • Following up with media to secure coverage
  • Developing relationships further with media
  • Crisis management – advise clients on best course of action for any given scenario. Draft proactive and reactive statements where necessary, while being the primary point of contact for media

Overall:

  • Strong organisation skills, with ability to juggle numerous projects and prioritise workload
  • Strong research skills.
  • Process driven – comfortable reporting to both Directors and clients
  • Ability to work in a team, but also on one’s one initiative with minimal supervision
  • Ability to lead cross-department brainstorms
  • Familiarity and experience in using and compiling tenders i.e. etender submissions
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, especially across the Microsoft Office suite
  • Anticipating client needs in advance where possible
  • The successful candidate may be required to travel as well as client meetings wherever the client requires
  • When no Director is present the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the PR team – scheduling work, answering queries from fellow colleagues & managing any client escalations which may arise

Working across our other services:

  • Ability to draft creative design briefs for the design team & filter clients design changes
  • Ability to work across other marketing services such as social media, videography, event management, promotions, advertising etc.
  • Suggest builds to social media plans to support overall campaign objectives

Additional abilities that would be a bonus:

  • Ability to up-sell and cross-sell other services where relevant
  • Sales experience

To apply for this role, please send your cover letter, CV and any examples of work you may have done to judy@hopkinscommunications.ie

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