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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Schermer Kuehl seeks PR Manager to lead new practice, new thinking

We’ve invited our tech-savvy clients to explore what forward-thinking and integrated PR can do for them, and they’re ready to play. Now our agency needs a pro to lead our PR discipline. We are Schermer Kuehl, the Twin Cities’ best B2B marketing communications and branding agency and we're looking for a Public Relations Manager.

We believe PR is more than traditional press releases in print pubs. We believe PR is a challenging and changing game on a field with ever-expanding boundaries and rules just made to be broken. We’re excited about the possibilities emerging technologies bring to PR; about podcasts, blogs, Webinars and social networking; about the convergence of PR, marketing and new media.

In this position, you'll manage the PR programs for our B2B clients, integrating them into their other on and offline marketing efforts. Responsibilities range from the traditional (press releases and pitching) to emerging practices, such as creating keyword-optimized content that populates multiple online channels. You'll also handle initiative-based public relations, such as product launches or events. In addition, you'll be managing Schermer Kuehl's own marketing and PR efforts in support of business development and reputation building.

Contact us if you have:
  • A drive to learn, grow and lead in the new era of integrated PR.
  • A deep curiosity about and affinity for emerging communication technologies.
  • A degree in PR, journalism or related field.
  • Five to ten years experience in both and agency (mandatory) and corporate (desired) settings.
  • Experience handling B2B accounts (agency experience is strongly desired)
  • Ability to communicate and work directly with marketing and product marketing clients.
  • Track record of creativity in devising PR strategies and plans.
  • Track record of effectively executing PR campaigns and tactics.
  • Experience with a technology company (internal PR) or clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to generate original content, including press releases, articles, case studies, collateral.
  • Broad knowledge of best practices, methods and concepts in the public relations profession.
  • To apply, send your resume and 3 writing samples to:
    Schermer Kuehl
    Attn. Chris Schermer
    Chris.Schermer@skmarketing.com

    No phone calls please.