The Creative Company is hiring Freelance PR and Social Media Practitioners

Now Hiring: Freelance PR and Social Media Practitioners

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The Creative Company is one of Wisconsin's leading PR and Digital agencies where leaders of non-profit organizations and companies go when they are growing, building or changing. We are looking for freelance PR and Social Media practitioners to make a difference with us. If you are a former full-time PR or social media professional who enjoys making client contributions but would rather work in a freelance or part-time capacity, let’s talk.

DESCRIPTION

Specific responsibilities may include the following, with other duties as assigned:

Public Relations Freelancers

  • Develop trusted relationships with media contacts in targeted markets making our clients the go-to source for news stories and interview opportunities.
  • Develop a plan to elevate the quality and quantity of placements for clients.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to promote our clients as thought leaders.
  • Drive editorial strategy, campaign cadence and proactive and reactive efforts earned outreach for clients.
  • Write press releases, statements, pitches and other earned media communications.
  • Provide crisis communications support and strategy.
  • Secure interviews and coordinate them successfully for clients.
  • Message preparation and briefings for company executives/spokespeople.
  • Monitor media (including social media) for issue awareness and coverage on key topics.
  • Help maintain and build key media lists for various campaigns and outreach.
  • Prepare media coverage reports.
  • Manage wire distribution of stories.

Social Media Freelancers

  • Write copy for social media campaigns, schedule and monitor for performance.
  • Write copy for websites as well as client blogs; write weekly news updates.
  • Write and/or guide video storytelling.
  • Produce Facebook live events.
  • Keep content moving from idea to distribution (22 steps).
  • Drive digital advertising campaigns.

For both

  • Translate client business needs into communication action steps.
  • Coordinate multiple client projects, effectively prioritizing projects and managing budgets and resources to match client needs.
  • Edit and proofread client materials.
  • Work as part of an account team to develop and implement client proposals.
  • Manage project timelines across multiple client accounts and prepare regular status updates/reports for client meetings and calls.
  • Communicate and work well with others at the agency to achieve goals for clients.
QUALIFICATIONS

Position requirements:

  • Possess excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Be a strong communicator and presenter.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred 3+ years of experience in PR, journalism, social media or strategic communications preferably on the agency side.
  • Be proactive, reliable, responsible and accurate with great attention to detail.
  • Be self-motivated with a positive and professional approach.
  • Possess the ability to work independently.
  • Proven track record of successful media placements Build positive working relationships.
  • Work late and/or on weekends as needed Demonstrate strong instincts as a problem solver and a creative thinker.
Flexible Work Environment
Collaborative Environment

*Please submit your availability and freelance rate with your cover letter to:

careers@thecreativecompany.com

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