Communications Executive

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Permanent
Salary £23000 - £25000 per annum
Published 5 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Chris Black
Job ref CEDNCB_1590584308

Job description

Our client requires a Communications Executive to join their global team!

A Belfast based leading provider of environmental, animal and human health solutions and a key influencer in driving health and sustainability throughout the food chain.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, the successful candidate will have responsibility for a wide range of communications projects and tasks to facilitate a first-class communications function within our organisation.

Main purpose of the job:

To support the Communications Manager in the delivery of the global Communication Strategy including external and internal communications

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the Communications Manager in the delivery of the global Communication Strategy including external and internal communications
  • Copy writing and editing content for a range of mediums and audiences
  • Media relations including media engagement, producing media lists and briefings
  • Reporting: compiling media analysis on company coverage, as well as providing media coverage summaries for major campaigns
  • Assist with the planning and management of events and PR launches
  • Assist with managing sponsorship opportunities
  • Planning and promotion of employee engagement activities, eg employee forums, events, intranet content generation, internal communications and marketing
  • Plan and deliver a wide range of internal communications activities that engage colleagues across the world through multiple channels, including face-to-face and digitally delivered events
  • Working as part of a team to manage the company's digital presence including the creation of social media campaigns
  • Assisting with the production of marketing and communications collateral (eg messaging,info graphics, videos, adverts etc)
  • Working in close partnership with external PR & communications consultants to support the Communications strategy, via strong media and stakeholder relationships within the Agri-food Industry, health and retail sectors and the wider business sectors
  • Any other reasonable duties as required

Core behaviours

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Target driven and highly motivated
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Deliver high standards of personal behaviour and effectiveness eg timekeeping, quality of work, efficiency, professionalism, discretion and strong work ethic.
  • Manage time effectively; work well under pressure and know how to prioritise

Essential Criteria

  • Degree qualification (or equivalent) in Communications, Marketing, PR or related discipline
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in a communications / PR environment
  • Knowledge and experience of communications planning
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills as well as the journalistic ability to source stories from employees
  • Good interpersonal and relationship-building skills in order to work across multiple departments with all stakeholders
  • Digital communication skills: experience of digital technology including social media and video as a means of communication
  • Media relations experience within the UK and Ireland
  • Hold a current full driving license which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car

Desirable Criteria

  • Relevant professional qualification or working towards one (CIPR or CIM)
  • Experience within a multisite or global organisation
  • Email marketing experience
  • Knowledge of the agri food industry within UK / Ireland and beyond
  • Media relations experience outside the UK and Ireland markets

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary dependent upon skills and experience
  • 5% company matched pension scheme, paid via salary sacrifice
  • Corporate Health Cash-plan
  • A range of training and development opportunities
  • Training and development opportunities

Role details

  • 37.5hr week, flexibility will be required including occasional travel and events outside of working hours
  • The role is based in Belfast, travel will be required.

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