Public Relations Manager

Association of Equipment Manufacturers

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Association of Equipment Manufacturers is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.

Position Details

Public Relations Manager
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

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.

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.

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.

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