PR & Communications Manager

Job Overview

PR & Communications Manager : National Voluntary Organisation

(Portlaoise/Kildare)

As PR & Communications Manager you will deliver on key strategic communications priorities, manage the communication of the messages, the image and the reputation to key stakeholders across government, media, members and others.

  • Develop, refine and implement PR Strategy aligned to our existing strategic plan.
  • Lead the development, writing and distribution of key publications from press releases, articles, reports and several publications.
  • Prepare, collate, edit and disseminate publications from weekly e-newsletters, national press, brochures, annual yearbook, and direct mail campaigns.
  • Initiate, lead and create contemporary messaging & content through multi-media including social media, video, etc.
  • Develop & maintain excellent working relationships with the media and national and regional level across online, print, radio and television.
  • Manage key relationships with sponsors and supports.
  • Identify opportunities to broaden the appeal of the organisation.
  • Maintain and update online environments from web to social media.
  • Provide communications training to staff and volunteers that enhances the image and reputation at a regional and national level.
  • Articulate the key marketing and promotional messages focussed on new member attraction.

Requirements of the PR & Communications Manager role

  • A qualification in communications, journalism or public relations with at least three years post qualification experience.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to lead and deliver strategic priorities.
  • An excellent understanding of social media, with a particular emphasis on youth focused social media.
  • Familiarity with other communications software/resources is an advantage.
  • An interest in young people, rural Ireland or agriculture is an advantage.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team is desirable.
  • A background and network in media & communications is a distinct advantage.
  • A Full Clean Driving License is essential as this role will involve travel

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