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We're always looking for the best local PR jobs available to our members. Check back often for open roles in our area.

 
 

Employers

There is no cost to PRSA Madison Chapter members to post job openings or internships. Links to the posting on your organization’s website is preferred. Jobs will be posted for 6-8 weeks, unless otherwise noted.

Public Affairs (Mobile Media) Specialist

POSTED: 7/23/19

Hiawatha National Forest is conducting outreach to recruit applicants for a term GS-1035-09 Public Affairs Specialist position with a duty station in Gladstone, MI. The unit is seeking an organized, detail-oriented, motivated individual to assist in development and implementation of innovative projects that update the way we share the Forest’s recreation and other information with external audiences; minimize duplication of information; and ensure seamless interface with existing platforms and policy.

The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement (Vacancy Announcement). 

To Respond to this Outreach Notice

If you are interested in this position, please select "Respond" in the lower right hand corner of this Outreach Notice, and complete the form. Please respond by August 14, 2019. Respondents will be notified when the Vacancy Announcement is posted on USAJobs.gov.

When advertised, the Vacancy Announcement will appear on the USAJobs.gov website. An announcement number and the opening and closing dates for the Vacancy will be added to this Outreach Notice when available.

Learn more about this unique opportunity here: https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/?id=E938D29626A646058F4AAC516A50613B

Account Manager

POSTED: 7/23/19

DESCRIPTION:

Rippe Keane Marketing is growing our Account Services team and is looking for experienced candidates who thrive in a fast-paced agency environment. Account Managers play a key role at Rippe Keane Marketing – working directly with clients, agency principals and in-house colleagues to create and execute strategies that deliver real results.

The special, top-of-the-pile candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience working directly with clients in either an agency or corporate setting. That experience should include developing and deploying multi-channel marketing and communications strategies.

Rippe Keane Marketing offers a great compensation package with benefits and perks, an award-winning office space with amazing views, and a great opportunity to grow your career in a fun, team-oriented environment that frequently includes language your mother would have grounded you for.

Visit www.rippekeane.com to learn more about us, then tell us more about you. Send your cover letter and resume to our Operations Manager Kevin Winter, Kevin@RippeKeane.com.

 

Public Relations Manager

POSTED: 7/12/19

DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Director of Public Relations, the Public Relations Manager is responsible for managing proactive and reactive media relations in support of the association’s member service and trade show initiatives. This includes ensuring positive media coverage for the brands through strategic public relations planning and tactics and supporting programs aimed at enhancing our reputation through earned media coverage. Develop and execute multi-channel (print, broadcast, digital, social, etc.) media strategies that advance the association’s external image and support key announcements including partnerships, service offerings and other association and show news.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communication or other relevant area along with at least four years of experience in communications, PR trends and technologies; demonstrated success with media relations; customer service to internal and external audiences; demonstrated journalistic writing ability; and experience with project planning budgeting, team and project management. Experience in manufacturing, construction or agriculture background a plus. Involves occasional travel.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

AEM offers competitive salary and an outstanding benefit package including health, dental, vision, pension, 401(k), life insurance, long term disability, 18 PTO days during first full calendar year, 10 paid holidays and eligibility to telework one or two days per week. Our staff is passionate about what they do, our office space is really cool, our dress code is casual, and we hold several staff functions and are involved in community service.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to careers@aem.org and cc smason@aem.org. Please note that you saw the posting on the PRSA Madison Chapter Job Board.

 

PR, SOCIAL & CONTENT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

POSTED: 6/27/19

The PR, Social & Content Account Executive is an integral position within the agency. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of full-time experience. They will assist with the execution of public relations campaigns and projects and must have a full-fledged passion for media relations and writing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Execute media relations and content marketing campaigns from start to finish

  • Track placements and prove impact of media relations and content marketing through results reports

  • Identify new opportunities to leverage clients in the media

  • Exhibit understanding of media training and crisis communications

  • Produce written communications that are clear, compelling and appropriate to the project, audience and medium

  • Demonstrate advanced project management

  • Support billing for your accounts

  • Establish professional rapport with clients, building their trust and confidence

  • Collaborate effectively as a team member with the public relations department and other agency associates

  • Demonstrate attention to detail and arrange for others to check work for accuracy and quality

  • Take all steps necessary for effective and timely fulfillment of client and agency projects

  • Stay informed on industries and issues that are important to clients

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate should possess at least four years of experience, ideally in an agency setting

  • Media relations must be a passion as the successful candidate will spend a majority of his/her time creating media strategies, pitching, coordinating interviews, developing relationships with media and motivating the team to secure placements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment and ability to thrive under pressure

  • The ideal candidate should have a can-do attitude, curiosity, integrity and a We Before Me philosophy

Learn more: https://www.hiebing.com/careers/

 

PR, SOCIAL & CONTENT SR. ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

POSTED: 6/27/19

The PR, Social & Content Sr. Account Executive is an integral position within the agency. The ideal candidate will have at least six years of full-time experience, can be a coach and player on media relations and has a true passion for writing. They will assist with the development of public relations and content plans and the execution of those campaigns and projects.

Duties/Responsibilities :

  • Strategize and execute media relations and content marketing campaigns from start to finish

  • Guide the creation of insights-driven results reports to prove the impact of media relations and content marketing

  • Identify new opportunities to leverage clients in the media on a consistent basis and push your team to do the same

  • Exhibit high-level understanding of media training and crisis communications and prepare client recommendations accordingly

  • Produce written communications that are clear, compelling and appropriate to the project, audience and medium

  • Demonstrate advanced account management and begin leading teams

  • Understand marketing communications and apply this understanding to client planning and execution

  • Add value to public relations planning and projects by contributing marketing and creative ideas and observations

  • Lead billing for the accounts you oversee

  • Establish professional rapport with clients, building their trust and confidence

  • Collaborate effectively as a team member with the public relations department and other agency associates

  • Show excellent attention to detail

  • Take all steps necessary for effective and timely fulfillment of client and agency projects

  • Stay informed on industries and issues that are important to clients

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate should possess at least six years of experience, ideally in an agency setting

  • Media relations must be a passion as the successful candidate will spend a majority of his/her time creating media strategies, pitching, coordinating interviews, developing relationships with media and motivating the team to secure placements

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including strong presentation skills

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment and ability to thrive under pressure

  • The ideal candidate should have a can-do attitude, curiosity, integrity and a We Before Me philosophy

Learn more: https://www.hiebing.com/careers/

 

Corporate Communications Consultant

POSTED: 6/25/2019

This position provides strategic communications counsel and support to officers, and major cross-divisional project teams. Proactively leads development of communication strategies to internal and external audiences (including news media) that achieve business goals and build understanding and support with the company's values, objectives and actions. Responsible for leading communications, planning and development, including coaching for leaders, on projects that create significant change for the company or a division. Assesses communication effectiveness and applies lessons learned to strengthen future communications.


Communication Strategy and Planning (50%)

  • Leads development of internal client communication plans that support corporate and divisional goals, striving to achieve audience understanding, support and alignment of behaviors to achieve those goals. Ensures plans are clear and actionable for other department employees to execute. Will execute tactics in the most strategic plans.

  • Leads development and execution of communication plans for major projects, including large cross-divisional initiatives. When appropriate, includes goals and strategies in the plans that foster acceptance of major change.

  • Pursues innovative communication solutions to address business challenges and opportunities. Sees and acts on opportunities and risks rather than waiting for an assignment from others.

  • Strengthens plans by using internal and external social media channels as appropriate to promote information-sharing and dialogue. Monitors and assesses sentiment to determine future communications.

  • Critically evaluates the benefits, limitations, costs and effectiveness of various communication methods and channels. Partners closely with colleagues on multimedia communications deliverables. Also facilitates deliverables with other colleagues in Communications as necessary.

  • Evaluates the root causes and obstacles behind clients` need and uses that information to offer high-value communication solutions.

  • Recognizes when major projects or issues may impact other groups or draw news media interest. Notifies other parties, including Communications colleagues, to consider additional communications for those groups.

  • Proactively builds strong knowledge of audience viewpoints and preferences. Uses that knowledge to develop effective strategies.


Communication Coaching (25%)

  • Develops and manages strategies for enabling dialogue among employees, agents and leadership.

  • Designs training and best practice guidelines to help managers and others hone their verbal, visual and written communication skills.

  • Arms all leaders/managers with guidelines and tools to run team dialogues about change and help their teams to translate change initiatives into concrete, relevant actions.

  • Enhances and advocates use of a consistent communication toolkit with best practices, resources and templates.

  • Creates easily adaptable manager communication tools that breed manager confidence and clearly link to daily work.


Leadership Communication (15%)

  • Demonstrates expertise collaborating with leaders at a strategic level, counseling them to understand how their communication approach and style can support strategy. Anticipates communications needs based on company strategy and business area needs. Serves as a sounding board and supports leaders with messaging, coaching and social media counsel to become better communicators.

  • Creates communication strategies for select officers. Deliverables may include speeches, talking points, presentations/webcasts, intranet columns or other personal messages from the leader. Creates plans and leadership messages for special events.

  • Provides communication coaching to leaders on specific issues, helping them to effectively deliver messages and respond to likely audience questions.

  • Produces, reviews or edits messages and materials to ensure they are consistent with corporate and divisional objectives, enhance or establish credibility of the leader, and effectively convey the voice of the leader.


Business Partnerships (10%)

  • Establishes strong relationships between Communications and business partners by creating an environment for on-going communication, recognizing problems proactively, and facilitating problem resolution.

  • Collaborates with business partners to reach decisions that support corporate objectives and creates value for customers.

  • Influences clients and business partners, even when he or she does not have positional authority, to reach effective communications solutions. Uses in-depth understanding of the company, audiences and strategic communications best practices to make recommendations.

  • Calmly works through sensitive situations and disagreements with clients and others. Reaches resolutions constructively without jeopardizing working relationships.

  • Builds relationships to foster effective, proactive communications among employees in a division, between departments in a division, and from a division to other parts of the company. Also helps clients build stronger relationships with business partners.

To learn more about this position and how to apply visit https://amfam.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers/job/AF-WI-Madison-Natl-HQ/Corporate-Communications-Consultant_R12575.

 

Corporate Communications Intern

POSTED: 5/6/2019

This is your chance to gain real-time experience in communications while finishing your degree! Our Corporate Communications – PR Internship Program has been developed to help you shape your career in PR and communications.

As a Corporate Communications – PR Intern at TDS, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work directly on Corporate Communications initiatives

  • Learn from experts in communications and PR

  • Build your portfolio writing for multi-media formats (e.g., blogs, news releases, internal/external stories, social media)

  • Contribute social media content, maintenance and strategies for various properties including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

  • Gain hands-on experience within a variety of PR areas

  • Join a network of interns as part of TDS’ Intern Employee Resource Group, with opportunities for leadership

  • Spend time with professional partners and leadership participating in day-to-day activities

  • Create video segments and assist with production

We are looking for a summer/fall intern to work 10-20 hours per week in the Madison, Wis. office during the school year; and up to 30 hours per week during the summer. Flexible scheduling is available.

For more information visit https://external-telecom-teldta.icims.com/jobs/14184/corporate-communications-%28pr%29-intern/job?mode=view.

 

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