Senior Communications and Media Relations Executive - Ibec

Ibec are looking to recruit for a Senior Communications and Media Relations Executive
Company Ibec
Location 84/86 Lower Baggot Street Dublin 2
Position / Title Senior Communications and Media Relations Executive
Department Policy and Public Affairs
Reporting to Head of Corporate Affairs
Contract Type Full-Time
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Role Purpose: 

This describes, in essence, why the job exists and a summary of what it delivers for the organisation.
The purpose of the Communications and Media Relations Executive role is to deliver comprehensive and innovative external communications and media strategy that supports the delivery of Ibec’s policy objectives and organisational goals.  This is a permanent full-time position and includes the management of a range of media activities and acting as the internal lead media related issues. 

Key Activities/Responsibilities: 

This is a list of the functions/actions to be performed to deliver the necessary outputs and outcomes.
  • Play the pivotal role in developing and executing Ibec’s communications and media strategy
  • Deliver and drive external media profile for Ibec reaching relevant audiences including internationally
  • Produce engaging multi-platform content of the highest standard for external communications including member and media communications such as press releases, speeches, content for publications, opinion editorial and social media
  • Ensure the organisation’s approach to external communications is aligned with its digital strategy
  • Be the main point of contact on operational matters and queries relating to Ibec’s media profile
  • Emulate Ibec’s priorities, tone and style and contribute to the enhancement of the organisations reputation in all communications
  • Work across the organisation with policy, trade association and regional teams to ensure consistency and effectiveness in media interventions
  • Provide expert internal guidance on activities and developments requiring media and communications support and ensure the organisation proactively leads with its messaging
  • Develop and maintain strong relationship management of key media contacts in both traditional and online media
  • Work effectively with internal stakeholders including the Ibec CEO and Executive Director team to ensure consistency in the Ibec external messaging and brand
  • Be available out of normal office hours to handle media queries
  • Develop, implement and measure the impact of Ibec’s external communications

Person Specification: 

  1. This is a list of the qualifications, experience and business/technical skills required to competently perform the role. 
  2. This is a list of the competencies and behaviours required to competently perform the role.


  • Primary Degree, essential
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications would be an advantage


  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Irish and international media environment
  • Great contact book in media and journalism, traditional and digital
  • Knowledge of the Irish business environment, challenges faced by business and lobbying
  • Understanding of sectoral, regional and national policy interests and their interaction


  • At least 7 years experience in a media or communications related role
  • Experience in writing and positioning, a background in journalism advantageous 
  • Excellent track record in proactive media relations strategies
  • Experience in media in crisis scenarios
  • A proven track record in producing engaging multi-platform content for external communications and media
  • Strong experience working in a team environment and experience interacting with senior internal stakeholders

Key Skills

  • Very strong writing and an ability to reinvent policy content into engaging messaging
  • Strong technical ability
  • Ability to communicate succinctly and utilise a range of communication methods 
  • Ability to articulate, write effectively and produce content for a variety of platform including speeches for events, press releases, blogs, ezines and social media
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to take initiative and potential to provide leadership when needed
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines and multi task
  • Fastidious attention to detail

Personal Characteristics

  • Flexible approach to work
  • Resourceful and analytical problem solver
  • Confident, professional and friendly demeanour
  • Goal orientated
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