Public Relations Account Executive

Nelson Schmidt Inc.


We Deliver Customers.® Nelson Schmidt Inc. is an independent full-service marketing agency with offices in downtown Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin. As one of the Top 200 Marketing Agencies of 2019 according to Chief Marketer, Nelson Schmidt serves U.S. and international clients within select considered purchase industries. Nelson Schmidt is a member of MAGNET, the Marketing & Advertising Global Network, ANA and PRSA. For more information

Position Details

Public Relations Account Executive
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

You are always thinking one step ahead. You know what makes news, you can spot a hook in any story. That’s why you’re an ideal candidate for Nelson Schmidt’s growing public relations practice. Our team members are creative and multi-disciplined and collaborative.

You’re not an island, you love a good brainstorm and you know how to move your work through a team. You do more than pitch, you write; you don’t just know news, you know content. And you’re great at organic social media – you understand its strategic power and how to capture and curate audiences. You love a work day where you’re sleuthing good content, securing the rights to it, amplifying it with the right tags and truly managing a community and its power. And you’re the first to teach us platform hacks and new services any of the contemporary channels launch. Of course, you’re precise about tracking and measuring your work because you know great public relations, content and organic social media can deliver significant impact. Clients love working with you because you’re professional, you understand their needs and you deliver great work. That’s why we should meet.

We want you to bring your 3-5 years of public relations experience paired with an understanding of organic social media that and excellent verbal, writing and editing skills to Nelson Schmidt. Oh, and if you love any kind of gaming, pets or brewing (coffee or beer), you might want to rush that application.

Key Responsibilities Include

  • Using outstanding writing skills to develop pitches, bylined articles, press releases, press kit materials, blog posts, social media activations and other compelling content.
  • Researching editors and their social handles, pitching media and creating opportunities to earn our clients news coverage.
  • Learning and growing with our clients and our team.
  • Researching and developing creative story angles and writing in different brand voices, across different platforms including, but not exclusively, organic social media.
  • Managing project timelines across multiple client accounts and preparing regular status updates/reports for client meetings and calls.
  • Working remotely now but could office in either Milwaukee or Madison in the future.

Key Requirements Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communications, marketing or related field.
  • 3-5 years of public relations experience as a working public relations professional, journalist or content creator and a strong organic social strategy background. B2B experience a strong plus.
  • Superb storyteller.
  • Ability to grasp complex issues across multiple industries within tight deadlines.
  • Ability to problem solve and seek collaborative solutions.
  • Effective communicator with clients and team members.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Detail oriented, and familiarity with AP style.
  • Team player with “can do” attitude.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Proven understanding and effective use of social media platforms and communications tools.

Excellent salary and benefits including health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401(K) plans, and paid vacation including Christmas to New Year’s off.

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