Position Description

As our PR and Media Relations Manager, you will promote positive public awareness for dynamic clients ranging from scrappy start-ups to global brands that you and your neighbors already know. At C.O.nxt we value ideas, collaboration and results. Our culture is positive, flexible and dog friendly. And since we are a 100% employee-owned ESOP, every staff member truly shares in our success. Client work may span across the Charleston Orwig Collective.

You are detail-oriented and efficient. You’re personable and able to build trust and confidence in your teammates and clients alike. You’ll embrace clients’ goals like they’re your own with passion and insight by growing, shaping and maintaining your client’s reputation and brand. You have communications and PR writing experience and are passionate about building relationships.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Draft press releases, pitches, case studies, white papers, and media summaries
  • Build relationships with new media contacts and maintain relationships with existing contacts
  • Identify and build relationships with influencers and thought leaders
  • Manage media requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Pitch story ideas and content to media
  • Ensure all communication is cohesive with the brand image
  • Track and analyze media coverage to inform future campaigns
  • Measure PR program impacts using regular reporting
  • Organize, schedule, and prepare key leaders for press interviews and content opportunities
  • Support for the content team as needed across copywriting channels including social media, email, blogs and podcast, and influencer support
  • Manage media lists and release distribution

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in public relations or corporate communications
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Strong working knowledge of a variety of public relations programs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop, implement, and execute successful public relations campaigns
  • Ability to work independently
  • Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • MS Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® and Outlook® skills

What makes this a great opportunity?

  • You will be part of a purpose-driven, team-based agency that is a strategic marketing and communications consultant for our book of business
  • Culture of positive core values — Caring, Courageous, Committed and Curious — guides our interactions with clients and each other
  • We’re 100% employee-owned
  • Continuous learning environment valuing ideas, collaboration and results
  • Casual, friendly, hybrid work environment with flexible work options

C.O.nxt and its agency partner, Jigsaw, is a 100% employee-owned communications agency focused on unexpected solutions driven by deep insight and strategy. Based in Hartland, Wisconsin, with offices in downtown Milwaukee, we deliver a true, full-solution approach. From brand strategy and comprehensive campaigns to sustainability and crisis comms. From digital and video to social media and public relations. If you need it to help your brand move forward, we’ve done it and can do it for you. And because the world is changing at record pace, we’re already working to harness the next big thing.


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