Communications Assistant to Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport

Responsible to: Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport and his wider team

Term: Full time, contract coterminous with this Government’s term (including 3 month probation period) Immediate start. Standard working hours although some out-of-hours work and travel will be required.

Salary €35k per year

Location: Based in both Departments (DECC Adelaide Road / Transport Leeson Lane)

Main purpose of the role

Working with the Minister, his Special Media Advisor and his wider team, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for the creation of effective social media and website content and media releases on behalf of the Minister. The role will also include developing internal and external communications strategies to promote the work of the Minister across his two Departments and his role as a TD and leader of The Green Party.

Duties

  • Working with the Minister’s Special Media Advisor and wider team on developing and delivering internal and external communications strategies
  • Creating effective digital content for all social media sites and website ensuring the Minister’s updated regularly with relevant content. This includes writing, filming, editing, captioning and posting social content across multiple sites
  • Assisting in drafting, editing and issuing national and local press releases and attending to other media matters as required
  • Researching and reporting on important national and local issues and working on developing responses in coordination with the Minister and his wider team
  • Tracking media/ social exposure, monitoring media and campaign coverage and preparing presentations and reports on this for the team
  • Ensuring that the work the Minister undertakes in his Department is converted into clear communications that can be used widely
  • Working with the team in providing content for constituency newsletters, both print and e-newsletters and occasional event organisation
  • Ensuring that the work the Minister undertakes in his Department is converted into clear communications that can be used widely

The foregoing is not an exhaustive list of duties and the Communications Assistant will be required to demonstrate reasonable flexibility and adaptability as the operational needs of the office evolve.

Desired requirements for the role:

  • 2-3 years work experience in a relevant communications role
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • A demonstrative understanding of social media strategies and media relations
  • Above average knowledge of various social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Experience in digital content creation, copy writing and updating websites
  • Design, filming and editing skills and proficiency in relevant software such as Canva, Kapwing, Adobe, or applicant’s preferred content creation tools (please specify in cover letter)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, reactive environment
  • Proactive, creative and innovative
  • The ability to multitask and to work in a busy, fast paced, reactive environment
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well both within a team and on own initiative
  • A strong interest in environment, climate action, transport, public policy and politics, knowledge of the Dublin Bay South constituency and a Green Party supporter

Application Process

Please send a CV and covering letter with links to a work sample to Claire.byrne@oireachtas.ie and darcy.lonergan@oireachtas.ie with the job title Communications Assistant in the email subject line.

Deadline is 5pm Friday 21st January 2022.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
14th Jan, 2022
Region
Dublin
Expiry Date
21st Jan, 2022