Account Executive - Paul Allen & Associates

Paul Allen & Associates is currently seeking a talented Account Executive to join our busy team on Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. Our firm prides itself on the collaborative workplace culture and our strong commitment to our employees and our core values of trust, honesty and integrity. 

This role will cover a variety of duties and responsibilities right across our agency, with endless opportunities to learn about the industry and gain experience in a wide range of areas of public relations practice. 

The successful candidate will be dealing directly with a number of clients on fast-paced, hugely interesting and dynamic campaigns. This role would be ideally suited for a public relations professional early in their career who is seeking to enhance their skill set and their career prospects by learning first-hand from seasoned industry professionals. 

Company Paul Allen & Associates
Location 18 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
Apply by 12 June 2023
Position / Title Account Executive
Contract Type Full-Time, Permanent
How To Apply

All applicants should forward a recent copy of their CV and a cover letter to Rory at Loading....  

Job Role: 

The role requires an individual who is capable of working on their own initiative as well as part of a team, can meet deadlines and is hard working. The individual must have excellent verbal and written skills, strong attention to detail and have the professionalism to communicate and interact with clients, media and suppliers on a daily basis. 

This role will be fast-paced and always interesting. The chosen candidate will be given the opportunity to work directly with clients in a variety of sectors and further their network of contacts.  

Paul Allen & Associates prioritises on the job training for its employees and will also provide opportunities for further learning and upskilling where possible. The chosen candidate’s input and creative thinking will be valued at all times, and they will play a key role in brainstorming, developing new ideas and strategic decision-making. 

The role will also involve a strong level of input into new business development, giving the chosen candidate experience of every stage of the process. 

Key Responsibilities: 

The successful candidate will be performing the following tasks in their day-to-day duties: 

  • Contributing to developing and nurturing strong and sustainable relationships with key client contacts 

  • Working across multiple duties and meeting tight deadlines 

  • Assisting other team members in their individual roles when required 

  • Developing and implementing public relations campaigns for clients 

  • Drafting a wide variety of written materials, including press releases, opinion pieces, blogs etc. 

  • Attending and contributing at client meetings and events 

  • Contributing to developing communications strategies for clients in a wide range of sectors 

  • Contributing to new business development as part of the team 

Key Competencies Required: 

Education and Experience 

A third-level education is required from diploma level upwards preferably in the fields of Public Relations, Journalism and Media/Communications/Adverting. 

Experience in a public relations environment is desired, but not essential. We will accept experience in other environments where similar skills were deployed. 

Candidates should demonstrate the following skillsets in the application process: 

  • Hardworking and ambitious 

  • Excellent writing skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

  • A professional and positive attitude 

  • Strong knowledge of the Irish media landscape is essential 

  • Strong knowledge of the Irish political landscape is preferable 

  • Ability to work to tight deadlines serving clients’ needs in tandem with various media platforms such as print, broadcasting and various social media 

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