Communications Manager - Strive Management (Mark Pollock & Run in the Dark)

As Communications Manager, you will be responsible for delivering the offline and digital advertising and content creation strategy for our global Run in the Dark events, and for Mark Pollock’s international thought leadership business.

Ultimately, your aim will be to use multiple online and offline channels to increase our audiences and drive revenue for the business.

Company Strive Management (Mark Pollock & Run in the Dark)
Location Dublin (remote temporarily)
Apply by 31 January 2022
Position / Title Communications Manager
Reporting to CEO
Contract Type Permanent
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  • Co-create, own and implement the communications strategy for Run in the Dark and the thought leadership business.
  • Act as brand manager for both brands, raising the profiles globally & growing the online channels (followers & engagement).
  • Responsible for content creation and community engagement to drive entries, donations and fundraising at Run in the Dark, and to drive sales and brand positioning in the thought leadership business.
  • Update sales materials, social profiles and websites to maintain consistent brand messaging, tone and identity across platforms.
  • Continuously identify new opportunities to deepen audience engagement, active participation and content sharing.
  • Develop, execute and optimise media campaigns to reach brand objectives for Run in the Dark and thought leadership business.
  • Report on social channel and campaign success as well as being responsible for general social listening.
  • Stay up to date with the latest benchmarking and social media trends research and analysis.



  • Experience working in a digital marketing and content function creating and managing digital sales campaigns.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in cross-functional growth teams.
  • Experience with WordPress CMS, social media channels, Google Analytics.
  • Track record of prioritising workload and delivering individual targets while contributing to team effectiveness.


  • Outstanding attention to detail and understanding of project management.
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial and growth mindset.
  • Driven, analytical and results orientated.
  • Ability to handle and analyse large quantities of data to inform future plans.
  • Ability to engage and persuade internally and externally, in both written and verbal communication.
  • Attitude – Take responsibility for creating solutions and approaching challenges with a problem solving mindset.
  • Clarity – Make the connection between daily, weekly and monthly actions with annual objectives and overall brand strategy.
  • Initiative – Take responsibility to find alternative solutions when challenges appear to ultimately get the job done.
  • Judgement – Make decisions that enhance the reputation of the business.
  • Empathy – Take time to consider how your actions affect other team members.


  • Relevant third level qualification and/or degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Psychology, Sales or related subjects.

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