13 Sep
Communications Associate
Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Kane Communications Group is seeking an ambitious, professional and self-motivated Communications Associate to add to the team!Kane Communications Group believes communications is a core business strategy that can protect brands and help them achieve their goals. We work with our clients, using intelligent communications, to solve problems and create opportunities that will drive results.Founded by president Kimberly Kane, the firm serves clients in a wide range of markets from healthcare and human services, to government and nonprofit, to development and real estate. We work with executives to understand what success looks like for the business, do the research, develop integrated communication plans, implement them and measure them. In some cases, Kane embeds members of our team onsite with clients to build the communications function when it doesn’t exist. Ultimately, Kane serves as senior advisors to executives who understand that clear communications can impact their bottom line.Does this sound like you?Being around high-powered business people in suits, attending large networking events and sitting in on executive board meetings sounds thrilling to you. You have outstanding writing and organizational skills. You want a career in PR, marketing or communications. You know that being well-rounded will provide you with a great base for the future career you want. You’re a natural relationship builder who wants to work on a variety of projects with a variety of different people. People describe you as resourceful, adaptable and a quick-study. You are inquisitive and have been told that you ask really good questions.Position summaryThe Communications Associate is the glue that holds our integrated team of professionals together - working to support both the marketing/brand team and the PR team at Kane. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the advisors and directors as they research, plan and execute marketing, communications and public relations activities for our clients in business, social services, government and health care. You will play a critical role - coordinating projects and assuring alignment between team members, deadlines and timelines. You will work as a right hand to our marketing and PR advisors, helping them to gather and convey information between clients, strategists, creative team members, vendors and others.Experience needed for success4-year degree in communications, marketing, advertising or public relations1-2 years experience in an agency (PR or marketing) or corporate communicationsFamiliarity with basic tools used in both PR and marketing: press releases, creative briefs, production schedules, social mediaExperience working in a professional setting, taking meeting notes and assisting with basic office functionsExperience writing for social, public relations or other communications platforms using Associated Press (AP) StyleBenefitsHealth, dental and visionFlexible Spending Program (FSA)Basic Life and AD&D CoverageVoluntary Life and AD&D InsurancePTOBonus EligiblePaid ParkingDiscount on health club membershipWork-life integration, with the ability to work from home on Friday’sBonus if you have experience or familiarity with any of the following:Email management, such as Constant Contact or MailChimpProject management tools, such as Mavenlink, Basecamp, Asana, etc.Media monitoring tools, such as Cision or MeltwaterWebsite content management, such as WordPress or SquarespaceSocial management or monitoring tools, such as Brand24, Radian6, Hootsuite or Sprout SocialWebsite and SEO measurement tools such as Google AnalyticsCreative development or design tools such as Canva, InDesign, PhotoshopResearch tools such as SurveyMonkey or Google FormsTime tracking software such as HarvestExperience working as a journalistJob Type: Full-timeExperience:Marketing Communications: 1 year (Preferred)Public Relations: 1 year (Preferred)Marketing agency: 1 year (Preferred)Education:Bachelor's (Preferred)


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