ACCOUNT DIRECTOR, Corporate & Public Affairs

Wilson Hartnell, Ireland’s largest and one of the longest established and most awarded PR agencies in Ireland, has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, creative, and highly motivated Account Director to join its Corporate & Public Affairs team.  

The position offers an excellent career opportunity to join a dynamic, growing, close-knit team working on an outstanding portfolio of Irish and international, private, and public sector organisations. 

Our highly talented people are creative communicators who bring energy, authenticity, and curiosity to their work every day. We foster a supportive team working environment where you have the opportunity to experience career growth and development by acquiring new skills and learning from leading experts both locally and through the Ogilvy and WPP networks. 

We welcome diverse skills and backgrounds to bring a fresh perspective to every client brief and a determination to deliver excellent results.  

We encourage all applicants and are committed to providing an inclusive, open, and safe environment for everyone to thrive regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, civil status, thinking style or religious beliefs. A racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse workforce, where all perspectives are valued, leads to richer experiences for our people and better outcomes for our clients. 

What we’re looking for: We are looking for someone with a real passion for the power of PR and its ability to have a positive impact on business objectives. Someone who is a confident, creative, and highly capable communications leader with a track record of delivering successful corporate communication campaigns, and of developing, guiding, growing, and leading a team. He/she should also have excellent account management and interpersonal skills and demonstrate strong business development acumen. 

The successful candidate will have the ability to analyse client business strategies and develop communication plans to deliver against them; have confidence in consulting to client senior management; demonstrate outstanding project management skills; the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues; and excellent people management skills. 

A minimum of six years’ experience in communications is required – ideally but not necessarily – within an agency environment.  Salary will be market related, reflecting the position, the level of experience required, as well as each candidate’s individual skillset and capability. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Planning and strategy development 
  • Advising senior management 
  • Client and project management 
  • Budget management  
  • Media relations 
  • Social media management 
  • Writing and Content creation 
  • A track record of business development 
  • Outstanding project management skills 
  • The ability to manage projects with a high degree of independence 

If you would like to join Ireland’s leading communications agency, please send your CV to Alison MacDonald at by close of business 11 March 2022