We’re hiring! – Client Executive

Do you want a career in PR and Public Affairs that makes a difference?

Role: PR & Public Affairs Executive
Position: Client Executive
Salary: £23k – £30k (depending on experience)

Do you want a career dedicated to helping people, supporting communities, and growing the local economy?

If so, please read on.

As one of Northern Ireland’s leading PR and Public Affairs agencies, Open has had a busy few years’ of delivering continuous growth, and we want someone like you to join our team and help us all grow further.

In recent years we have helped with the delivery of a £1billion investment package for NI, we have helped secure the development of hundreds of social houses being built, we have helped secure millions in funding for those in need and to help improve the quality of life for many people. We have supported clients from Wall Street to every High Street in Northern Ireland and we are proud of our work, our clients, and our team.

If successful, you’ll be working with a great team of colleagues and a fantastic bunch of clients. Moreover, you’ll be well rewarded with a salary above market average and a very generous benefits package.

We help our clients win awards, lead debates, change policy and support them in innovating and investing for the betterment of Northern Ireland.

About Us:

Open was established in 2020 and had previously been Weber Shandwick in Northern Ireland, one of the world’s largest PR and communications agencies. We remain as their partners but are now independently owned.  The business has over 25 years presence in Northern Ireland and Open is the local partner to the global network, retaining our world class links and skillsets.

As an agency, we work across a broad range of sectors and clients providing PR, Public Affairs, Digital Communications and Crisis Management support so flexibility is key, alongside a strong teamwork ethos.

Our client list includes some of NI’s leading brands, including Belfast International Airport, Power NI, firmus energy, Energia, Pinsent Masons, Dairy Council NI, Choice Housing, Action Mental Health, the Simon Community, and many others.

We have a team of twelve and work across sectors from energy to sport, aviation to housing, community to finance, education to professional services, tourism, and environment.

We work with sector leaders and support a range of high-profile businesses and organisations. Open is the only NI agency with a dedicated sustainability unit.

About you:

We are looking for a Client Executive to deliver impactful communications for our clients.

What you’ll be doing:

  • As a Client Executive, you’ll be supporting client accounts and taking appropriate and timely action to ensure expected outcomes are met.
  • Working alongside the Management Team to implement PR and Public Affairs (political engagement) plans for clients and strategically assist with engaging with elected representatives.
  • Writing effective press releases and digital content that captivates and engages.
  • Monitoring the NI Assembly, Irish and UK parliaments and delivering political reports.
  • Building a strong understanding of the media markets and digital media experience.

What experience you’ll need to apply:

  • Experience working in a PR or Public Affairs environment supporting and implementing campaigns and engaging with elected representatives.
  • You will have been involved in the support of PR programmes, with activities including media relations, content creation, digital communications, ideas generation, and outstanding project management.
  • Self-motivation and commitment to deliver results-focused communications for clients.

What you’ll get in return:

The benefits we offer focus on a better balance between work and personal life, rewarding all our dedicated employees, rejuvenating health, body and mind and career development. We understand that our people are what makes us and below is just a snapshot of the extensive benefits package we provide to support you:

  • Above market average salary – dependent on experience
  • Friendly, caring, and supportive working environment
  • Career development and training
  • Holiday Entitlement – 24 days per year, increasing by one day per year after two years of service (up to a maximum of 30 days per holiday year)
  • Birthday Day off
  • Flexible duvet day
  • Volunteering support
  • Work mobile phone to keep your personal and professional life separate
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption benefits
  • New Parent Gift
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Contributions
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Social events

How to apply?

Please submit your CV to Open’s Managing Director, Ross Williamson via ross@oscni.com with Client Executive Application in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 5th July 2024.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We have a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, socio-economic status, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, neuro divergence, disability, gender, gender identity or expression.

Whether you’re just getting your foot in the door, or you are an experienced employee whose life circumstances are shifting, we are committed to creating a workplace that reflects the world we want to live in and are therefore flexible to accommodate each individual’s needs as best as we can.

Open Strategic Communications

2b, City Exchange Building

11-13 Gloucester Street

Belfast BT1 4LS