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Brand Communications - Senior Associate Consultant

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About Teneo

Teneo is the global CEO advisory firm. We partner with our clients globally to do great things for a better future.

Drawing upon our global team and expansive network of senior advisors, we provide advisory services across our five business segments on a stand-alone or fully integrated basis to help our clients solve complex business challenges. Our clients include a significant number of the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100, as well as other corporations, financial institutions, and organizations.

Our full range of advisory services includes strategic communications, investor relations, financial transactions and restructuring, management consulting, physical and cyber risk, organizational design, board and executive search, geopolitics and government affairs, corporate governance, ESG and DE&I.

The firm has more than 1,500 employees located in 40+ offices around the world.

The Role

We are seeking a talented, sound and passionate PR practitioner who is ready to take the next step in their career … straight through the hallowed doors of Ireland’s biggest and best communications agency…actually we’re a lot more than that, but we’ll keep it brief for now!

You’ve likely done your time as a PR intern and have been toiling away for a year or more as an account executive wondering what else is out there. Why not back yourself and take the leap to a Senior AE position at Teneo and prepare to learn more than you’d ever imagined as truly set your communications career on the right path.

At Teneo, the Senior Associate Consultant plays an essential role in the day-to-day running of the clients account. You are responsible for implementation of PR campaigns and achieving results for clients as agreed with your manager. Our clients engage us for our advice, our creativity, our media contacts and our insights, so we’re excited to see what you’ll bring to the table in this regard.

We’re a very collaborative bunch working on the most exciting major brands in Ireland and internationally.  We offer a great benefits package, long term career prospects, and a brilliant working environment.


Client relations

As a senior account executive, you need to demonstrate the following when dealing with clients:

  • Show you understand your client’s business and industries. Get to know their industry and the challenges and opportunities for their business
  • Demonstrate impeccable attention to detail in all dealings with your clients. Proof read all documents before showing to the client, ensure immaculate layout and presentation - even when the work has been originated by someone else
  • Be polite and professional in all dealings with your clients
  • Build up a trusted relationship with your client – get to know them as a person and build up a rapport with them
  • Be responsible for preparing accurate and well-presented agendas, progress reports and contact reports (within 24 hours)
  • Understand the principles of media evaluation and the importance of return on investment for clients

Media & influencer relations

Media relations is at the heart of everything we do. As a senior account executive this will be a huge part of your job. A successful senior account executive will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the media landscape in Ireland and know which publications and writers are relevant for your clients
  • Be deeply entrenched in the world of Irish social influencers and have an active interest in culture and news
  • Build up relationships with media both at a national and regional level
  • Maintain up to date and accurate media lists for Teneo
  • Attend regular media facing / networking events to build up your own profile and media contacts
  • Understand deadlines, editorial agendas and general etiquette of handling the media
  • Have proven success at written and verbal ‘selling-in’, including to the national media
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing of PR materials such as press releases, promotions and competitions, fact sheets and photo captions
  • Maintain up to date features lists for your clients and keep team abreast of developments
  • Develop experience of other public relations vehicles beyond media relations - including competitions, promotions and photography
  • Demonstrate an ‘eye’ for good visual material - photography, illustrations and print work

Financial responsibilities

  • Demonstrate understanding of client budgets and how they relate to your Division’s business plan
  • Fill in time sheets on a daily basis
  • Understand the principle of charging for your time and managing your time efficiently in best interests of the client and agency

General responsibilities 

  • Proficient in PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Excellent time & priority management
  • Proactive approach to your work - don’t wait to be asked
  • Keep your Account Director and Talent manager informed of what you’re doing
  • Build good relationships with suppliers and be confident and thorough when briefing them
  • Maintain a professional appearance, especially for meetings
  • Keep abreast of PR industry issues (read all industry newsletters and magazines) – ensure you share latest news and trends with the team
  • Ensure your work is ready well within deadlines set for you
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated, with proven initiative and commitment to high quality standards
  • Be a reliable and trustworthy ambassador for Teneo, both internally and externally
  • Assist with the training of interns

What Teneo Offers 

The team at Teneo Ireland is a highly talented & engaged workforce. Our recent employee survey described our culture as fun, friendly and hardworking. 100% said they liked working with all their colleagues.   

The employee benefits on offer at Teneo Ireland include: 

Flexibility and time off

  • Hybrid working and flexible working
  • Remote working options available
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Early finish Fridays

Health and wellness

  • Health Insurance contribution
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
  • Annual flu vaccine
  • Benefit in Kind reimbursement for gym, fitness classes, sports clubs’ memberships


  • Competitive base salary with annual salary reviews
  • Fully subsidised life insurance via a group scheme
  • PRSA contributions available via payroll


  • Bike to Work
  • TaxSaver scheme
  • Overseas secondments available with the Teneo Global Mobility Plan
  • Community and Personal Development

Learning and development opportunities

  • Company CSR program
  • Fully subsidised access to our online learning program
  • Employee resource groups for underrepresented groups and their allies


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