Applications sought for IRS job

Irish marketing and media executives interested in the vacant chief executive post at Independent Radio Sales (IRS) sales house for local radio stations have until next Monday week, May 27, to apply. The job spec entails delivering sales and profit forecasts for the company and achieving revenue targets for the IRS network’s 20 local member stations. The job also demands the development of agency and direct client relationships.

The vacancy arose following Dan Healy’s move to RTE to replace John McMahon as head of 2FM.

Candidates interested in becoming IRS boss should have proven sales, business, leadership and people-management skills. The person should have worked at senior corporate management level in a demanding sales environment and have an understanding of the radio business and advertising and marketing roles in a fast-changing media environment. He or she must be able to create the right working culture in IRS.

The press ads for the job say the salary reflects the seniority of the appointment.

Emma Richardson, IRS

Emma Richardson, sales director, IRS, pictured with Ricky Geraghty, chief executive, Phantom 105.2, at the recent photocall announcement to say that IRS will again sell airtime for the Dublin rock music station.

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