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Communications Manager - Dublin

Location:  Dublin 2
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  07-Oct-2021

Job description

Requisition ID:  59182

Communications Manager – Dublin


The award winning and world class Markets team at EY is looking for an exceptional communications professional to join our dynamic team. We are a group of creative and highly motivated marketing and communications specialists who are proud to work for a purpose driven firm that cares deeply about building a better working world. Our tight focus is on our people, our clients and supporting communities to thrive through innovation in a complex and fast-moving commercial environment. The person we are seeking to fill this role will be a highly motivated, creative, digitaly-savvy and agile individual who shares our passion for delivering exceptional results. 


The opportunity

For the right person this role will offer immense scope for career progression and development. We pride ourselves on nurturing exceptional talent and provide an environment in which people can flourish.  If you bring the right skills, are innovative, committed and creative and if you care passionately about building a better working world, the opportunities to make a real and lasting impact are here.


Your key responsibilities:

Provide a combination of best-in-class research, writing, editorial evaluation and preparation of communications materials to support a number of ongoing and special initiatives, which include among others:


CSR and Sustainability Communications:

  • Design and implement internal and external multimedia communications campaigns focused on wide variety of key sustainability initiatives
  • Build strong relationships across the business to advise and recommend on appropriate communications channels and tactics to inspire CSR activity and to drive engagement with EY Ripples, our global corporate responsibility programme
  • Provide a comprehensive overview of EYs sustainability initiatives and societal value for annual transparency report
  • Position our key spokespersons in national and regional media and help position EY as a “go to” source for journalists interested in sustainability/long term value
  • Work closely with Marketing and Thought Leadership team to ensure regular cadence of engaging content on ey.com (and across EY social channels) regarding EY’s sustainability agenda


Media and Communications for EY Entrepreneur of The Year Programme:

  • Support design and delivery of PR and communications plans to promote the EY Entrepreneur of The Year (EOY) programme externally
  • Proactively identify media opportunities to support the EOY programme. Field EOY media queries as required, sometimes outside of normal business hours
  • Manage EOY press content – create, review and edit content for multiple channels, including articles and press releases
  • Assist in developing briefing packs and messaging for EOY media interviews and public engagements for key firm spokespersons and finalists
  • Manage engagement with external support suppliers and agencies as required e.g. photographers and media monitoring agencies
  • Work closely with EOY programme team to ensure integrated communications across the business. 
  • Measure the impact of EOY communications campaigns and activity – internally and externally


Executive Communications and Public Affairs

  • Support Director of Communications in the preparation of briefing materials for senior leadership in advance of engagements with key public representatives, civil/public servants, etc.
  • Monitor activity in the Oireachtas and EU institutions on matters of interest to EY and its clients.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Professional, entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative mind-set
  • Strong experience of creating engaging multi-channel digital content
  • Strong analytical ability and skilled in presenting information or data in a creative way
  • Extensive knowledge of Powerpoint and Excel.


To qualify for the role you must have

  • A minimum five years’ experience in a high-performance, professional environment
  • Excellent writing, editing, communication and presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Existing network of media contacts and experience of sophisticated media management
  • Experience and a strong interest in media as well as a proven track record in this area
  • Experience of creating and executing internal and external communication strategies that support business objectives and increase employee engagement
  • Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information with discretion


Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience of working with corporate, financial, professional services or consulting organisations (in-house or agency)
  • Track record of being a strong team player and lateral thinker, comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of creating content across a range of channels e.g. video, digital
  • Knowledge and experience of best practice internal communication tools
  • Experience of the Irish and U legislative process
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent experience


What we look for

Passionate, committed, innovative leaders who can confidently and creatively help us tell the incredible EY story about innovation, entrepreneurship and leading with purpose.  


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


About EY

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.


As a global leader in assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today. We use our expertise to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us.

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