Associate Director - Public Affairs - Edelman Ireland

Edelman is recruiting to support the growth of its public affairs / strategic advisory practice and we are interested in applications for associate director and account director positions. The successful candidates will have an approach to public affairs and strategic counsel that reflects a fundamentally changed communications, social, political and business environment in Ireland and globally. The person will be a hands-on leader responsible for a portfolio of accounts, with the ability to effectively manage budgets, resources and high quality client deliverables. They will also show the ability to achieve strategic business and organisational outcomes enabled by a dynamic, transparent and innovative approach to public affairs. 

Company Edelman Ireland
Location Harcourt Centre, 2 Harcourt Street, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2
Apply by 20 April 2021
Position / Title Associate Director
Department Public Affairs
Contract Type Full Time
How To Apply

Applicants should email their CV and include cover letter with salary expectations to Loading... by close of business on Tuesday 20th April.

The successful applicant will:

  • develop and manage client deliverables including high-quality strategy, analysis and positioning documents, messaging, press materials and plans;
  • write public affairs plans, RFI / RFP proposals and take on a key role in new business generation;
  • take responsibility for client relationship management, resourcing and budgeting;
  • work with research, planning, creative and digital teams to develop and implement innovative public affairs programmes;
  • provide deep and broad insights into current political thinking, legislation and policy;
  • demonstrate an understanding of current societal trends, their relationship with politics and the potential effects on client’s business outcomes;
  • maintain sustainable and authentic relationships with key decision makers in Government, business, media and society; 
  • provide senior clients with clear, confident and well-informed strategic counsel;
  • partner with clients in managing crises and work with them over time in preventing them.

The appointee will imbue integrity and authority and will naturally instil credibility and confidence with all stakeholders (clients, government stakeholders and industry bodies). He/she will understand the complexities facing ‘the client’ as well as the broader economic backdrop and have the ability to build on the already established strategies for the existing client network.

Applicants should email their CV and include cover letter with salary expectations to Loading... by close of business on Tuesday 20th April.


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