We’re hiring: Communications Manager

Job Purpose

Everything we do is about inspiring people to build resilience and collaborate with others so that they achieve more than they thought possible.

As Communications Manager, you will be responsible for delivering the offline and digital advertising and content creation strategy for our global Run in the Dark events, and for Mark Pollock’s international thought leadership business.

As part of a cross functional team, you will help to influence client journeys and experiences by presenting the right messaging for the right audience at the right time for our corporate and public audiences.

Ultimately, your aim will be to use multiple online and offline channels to increase our audiences and drive revenue for the business.


Role Responsibilities

Co-create, own and implement the communications strategy for Run in the Dark and the thought leadership business.

Act as brand manager for both brands, raising the profiles globally & growing the online channels (followers & engagement).

Responsible for content creation and community engagement to drive entries, donations and fundraising at Run in the Dark, and to drive sales and brand positioning in the thought leadership business.

Update sales materials, social profiles and websites to maintain consistent brand messaging, tone and identity across platforms.

Continuously identify new opportunities to deepen audience engagement, active participation and content sharing.

Develop, execute and optimise media campaigns to reach brand objectives for Run in the Dark and thought leadership business.

Report on social channel and campaign success as well as being responsible for general social listening.

Stay up to date with the latest benchmarking and social media trends research and analysis.


Candidate Characteristics

Attitude – Take responsibility for creating solutions and approaching challenges with a problem solving mindset.

Clarity – Make the connection between daily, weekly and monthly actions with annual objectives and overall brand strategy.

Initiative – Take responsibility to find alternative solutions when challenges appear to ultimately get the job done.

Judgement – Make decisions that enhance the reputation of the business.

Empathy – Take time to consider how your actions affect other team members.


Candidate Requirements

Relevant third level qualification and/or degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Psychology, Sales or related subjects.

Experience working in a digital marketing and content function creating and managing digital sales campaigns.

Outstanding attention to detail and understanding of project management.

Self-starter with an entrepreneurial and growth mindset.

Driven, analytical and results orientated.

Proven ability to work effectively in cross-functional growth teams.

Ability to handle and analyse large quantities of data to inform future plans.

Experience with WordPress CMS, social media channels, Google Analytics.

Ability to engage and persuade internally and externally, in both written and verbal communication.

Track record of prioritising workload and delivering individual targets while contributing to team effectiveness.


Based in Dublin, this role will be initially remote until offices reopen. Candidates must be available to attend work in Dublin once restrictions are eased.


Strive Management is an equal opportunities employer. Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

To apply:

Please send your CV and short cover note by email to [email protected] by 5pm Monday 31st January 2022.


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