13 March

Communications Executive

NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) is Ireland’s national charity working for the rising number of people affected by sight loss. Our practical and emotional advice and supports help 8,000 people and their families face their futures with confidence every year.

We currently have a vacancy for a

Temporary Communications Executive

in our office on Whitworth  Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Please apply with a cover letter and cv by close of business on Wednesday 22 March 2017 to recruitment@ncbi.ie

NCBI is an equal opportunities employer

Communications Executive

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of NCBI’s communications strategy.
  • Respond to media queries in an accurate and timely manner and coordinate media interviews.
  • Have a strong working knowledge of relevant media and how the media operates.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant media, pitching news and feature items which highlight NCBI’s activities and purpose.
  • Write and distribute press releases and articles.
  • Prepare copy for NCBI’s publications, including newsletters, information leaflets and corporate publications, such as the annual report.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers, particularly printers and designers, and liaise with them to ensure projects are carried out within budget and efficiently.
  • Monitor and analyse media coverage, either directly relating to NCBI or on issues of concern to the organisation.
  • Assist in the development and delivery of PR, fundraising PR and advocacy campaigns.
  • Work with colleagues throughout the organisation to deliver digital content for the website and social media channels.
  • Support the fundraising team gaining access to the media and supporting photo-calls and advertising copy and/or transmissions.
  • Plan and co-ordinate NCBI’s participation at relevant conferences and other events to increase understanding of NCBI’s work.
  • Act as Deputy Freedom of Information Officer, dealing with any FOI requests in the absence of the FOI Officer.


Third level qualification in Journalism or PR.

Person Specification:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a communications/public relations role.
  • Competent in all aspects of print, broadcast, digital and social media.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work to short deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of traditional, digital and social media, IT and all applications relating to communications.
  • Proficient with social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.)
  • Knowledge of WordPress is an advantage.
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is an advantage.

Related courses:

Diploma in Public Relations - Evening Part-time - Dublin City Centre

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with Arranged Work Experience - Full-time - Dublin City Centre

Online Diploma in Public Relations Courses

Online Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations Courses

Online Diploma in Journalism Courses

Online Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism Courses