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Regional Media Specialist

Regional Media Specialist

  • Location:

    Dublin City Centre, Republic of Ireland

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  • Job type:

    Full Time

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  • Salary:

    €40,000 - 50,000

  • Published:

    29 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Shannon Howe

Job description

EirGrid Group has developed an ambitious Business Strategy to respond to the unprecedented level of change and opportunity in the energy industry. Our Purpose is to Transform the Power System for Future Generations and our primary goal is to Lead the Island’s Electricity Sector on Sustainability and Decarbonisation.   

The Public Relations Function has a pivotal role in delivering on EirGrid’s business strategy by creating a public understanding of who EirGrid is, what we do, and why we do it.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Regional Media Specialist to join the Public Relations Team. The successful candidate will have a key role in driving the delivery of results on an ambitious and innovative programme of communication.

The Role

The Regional Media Specialist will lead in implementing EirGrid’s communications strategy at a regional level. The role will see you play a lead role in helping to enhance EirGrid’s reputation through all of its external communications.

The successfukl candidate will:
  • Develop and deliver on the delivery of regional media strategy as part of the overall PR Strategy
  • Be an active and supportive member of the regional communications team to ensure alignment and delivery
  • Deliver on regional media management, of both proactive and reactive content ensuring a high level of service internally and externally.
  • Support and participate in the use of media metrics to drive and develop strategy
  • Generate content for opinion pieces, paid for media – print and broadcast
  • Develop and manage key regional media relationships
  • Deliver on media training and preparation for regional spokespeople
  • Maintain key messages
  • Manage projects and other tasks within the PR function as required.

The successful candidate will have:
  • A relevant third level qualification in Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing or related discipline
  • 3+ years’ experience in a communications role which has included one or more of the following areas; journalism, media relations, corporate communications, public relations or public information campaigns.
  • Proven track record in co-ordinating the work of others securing delivery against key targets and objectives
  • Excellent communications (oral and written) and presenting skills
  • Experience in managing sensitive information
  • A positive, flexible, and ambitious team player
  • Experience in a utility, engineering, energy or public sector environment is desirable.