Digital Communications Specialist - Eirgrid

EirGrid plc is a leading Irish energy business, dedicated to the provision of transmission and market services for the benefit of electricity consumers.  EirGrid is committed to delivering high quality services to all customers, including generators, suppliers and consumers, across the high voltage electricity system and via the efficient operation of the wholesale power market. It puts in place the grid infrastructure needed to support competition in energy, to promote economic growth, to facilitate more renewable energy, and to provide essential services.
Company Eirgrid
Location Dublin
Position / Title Digital Communications Specialist
Reporting to Head of Public Relations
Contract Type Permanent
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(E2021045) - Digital Communications Specialist  

EirGrid is the independent electricity Transmission System Operator (TSO) in Ireland and in Northern Ireland (through its wholly owned subsidiary, SONI).  EirGrid is also the Market Operator (MO) for the wholesale trading system in Ireland. The Single Electricity Market Operator (SEMO) is part of the EirGrid Group, and operates the Single Electricity Market on the island of Ireland. EirGrid also owns and operates the East-West Interconnector (EWIC), a high-voltage HVDC electricity link between Ireland and Great Britain.

The Chief Strategy Office in EirGrid ensures that the highest standards of excellence are maintained in the delivery of the group strategy and corporate governance. The PR Team is responsible for external communications including media, public affairs, marketing and branding, social and digital media.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic communications professional with a background in digital and social media. Reporting directly to the Head of PR, the successful candidate will drive and manage our digital and social media channels.  This role will be critical in driving delivery of results on an ambitious and innovative programme of communication.

As Digital Communications Specialist you will develop and implement the social and digital communications strategy to build and grow the reputation of the EirGrid Group in line with corporate communications strategy, constantly focused on company reputation and increasing awareness and understanding.

Your responsibilities will include the day to day management of EirGrid and SONI presence in social networking sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and engage in dialogue. You will monitor trends in social media tools, trends and applications as well as mediating community engagement on social channels.

We will look to you to manage content programme and scheduling of media posts including managing weekly, monthly content and social media calendar. You will manage all Pay Per Click campaigns including budget, AdWords set up, optimisation and reporting as well as video content including script, filming, editing and publishing. You will liaise effectively with agencies, suppliers and key internal stakeholders to deliver agreed activity and have the ability to negotiate when necessary with media agencies.

You will support the team on the creation and development of key external publications and events as well as supporting the Head of PR to ensure efficient running of the team, including reporting and presentations.

You will have a relevant degree or equivalent professional experience and a minimum of 4 years’ media/press office experience with demonstrable delivery of targets.

Most importantly, you will have excellent writing, editing and communications skills with an ability to effectively communicate information and ideas as well as strong copywriting and content development experience. You will bring In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and the technical background to liaise with IT.  You will have strong organisational and project management skills, with ability to multi-task, prioritise and deliver.

You will be proficient in Photoshop, or similar design tools, to generate in house content and have photography, videography, copywriting and design experience. You will be a team player with a good attention to detail. You have ability to interact with internal stakeholders and be able to prioritise and work in a fast-paced environment and work extended hours as required.


If you believe you have the skills and experience to take up this position, please upload your application (CV and Cover Letter).


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