Communications Executive - AmCham

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (AmCham) is the leadership voice of US business in Ireland representing over 800 companies, including many household names. Our key activities are advocacy and networking. AmCham membership includes US companies operating from Ireland, Irish companies expanding in the US and organisations with strong bilateral links between Ireland and the US. 

Company American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland
Location Dublin
Apply by 24 January 2022
Position / Title Communications Executive
Department Public Affairs, Advocacy and Communications
Reporting to Senior Communications Executive
Contract Type 6-month fixed term with the view to extend
How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a CV, cover note and writing samples – titled ‘Communications Executive’ – to Aoife O’Brien at Loading... by 5pm on Monday, 24 January 2022.

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JOB ROLE:

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your communications and public affairs career within one of Ireland’s most influential business groups. It will provide you with the platform to work with leaders of international and global businesses, the media and Government. 
 
This role is responsible for supporting the communications work of AmCham. You will be reporting to a senior member of the communications team, and you will work closely with the public affairs and advocacy team as well as the wider AmCham team.  

The ideal candidate should have an appropriate third level qualification*, and an interest in content creation, digital media, writing and storytelling. You will have a sharp eye for detail, along with strong planning, organisational and time management skills as you will be required to meet tight deadlines on digital content, publications and media. 

(*Relevant third level qualifications include: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Media.)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support in the drafting of speeches, articles, Op Ed’s, statements and press releases.  
  • Creation of compelling stories and case studies to promote the work of the organisation through written, video, photo and audio content for delivery in the media and other channels, in line with the organisation’s priorities. 
  • Deliver the Chamber’s social media strategy promoting deeper engagement across channels. 
  • Support the press function of the Chamber and maintain key media relationships. 
  • Brand management. 
  • Support in creating messaging and marketing for in-house events. 
  • Content creation and production management of print publications and research papers. 
  • Support communications campaigns across AmCham’s digital platforms. 
  • Tracking relevant media coverage/political activities and reporting these on a daily or weekly basis as required.  
  • Support the Advocacy and Public Affairs team through the delivery of key messaging and in the development of impactful Public Affairs campaigns.  
  • Creation of compelling content for AmCham’s website and other internal platforms.

KEY COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have 1- 2 years relevant post qualification experience. (*Relevant third level qualifications include: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Media.)
  • Experience in delivering various types of written and creative content designed to engage and inform audiences

Skills:

  • Excellent written, oral communication skills and proof-reading skills. 
  • Team player and highly collaborative. 
  • Experience in the use of digital tools and social media platforms. Experience in the use of website content management systems is preferable.  
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and professional communication skills with the ability to build strong stakeholder relationship  
  • Self-motivated and highly organised with excellent attention to detail. 

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate should have an appropriate third level qualification* and will have 1- 2 years relevant post qualification experience. (*Relevant third level qualifications include: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Media.)

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