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Monday, October 01, 2007

Junior/Mid-Level PR Practitioners Fleishman-Hillard

Fleishman-Hillard, a global leader in the Public Relations industry, is looking for outstanding professionals to staff its growing Minneapolis/St. Paul office. Ideal candidates will possess client and/or corporate experience with a strong public relations/media relations component.

Fleishman-Hillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry. We offer a competitive salary and superb benefits.

Skills
  • Demonstrate industry-sector and practice-area expertise

  • Write advanced-level feature releases and media pitch letters, demonstrating the ability to research and structure the content of these materials

  • Develop creative plans and planning documents for client review

  • Demonstrate a mastery of media relations; uncover new media outlets and placement opportunities that relate to each client’s business

  • Know the media, locally and in assigned practice-area and industry sectors

  • Pitch advanced-level story ideas to national and local media with confidence, demonstrating the ability to discuss broad concepts with reporters and suggest alternatives

  • Demonstrate advance research skills that go beyond Google

  • Demonstrate an ability to problem-solve, think big, and add creativity in unexpected ways
  • Administrative/Agency Operations
  • Work with supervisors and establish own deadlines and meet them

  • Display understanding of annual client budgets and billing

  • Know the economics of the business

  • Work independently, take initiative where appropriate, and ask for help when needed

  • Actively participate in identifying and helping to pursue new business
  • Client Service
  • Manage discrete projects and analyze the results within the client’s overall program versus managing client

  • Demonstrate tactical excellence in the pursuit of client results and demonstrate the ability to analyze results of major projects and suggest additional tactics necessary to ensure successes

  • Offer counsel either directly to the client or through members of the client team

  • Respond in a timely fashion to client requests – including those that may be ambiguous or unanticipated

  • Demonstrate FH philosophy, particularly Quality Service Is First and Foremost in Everything We Do
  • Account Management/Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Demonstrate initial account supervisory skills

  • Demonstrate account administration, including initial budgeting, worksheets, drafting of account activity reviews and billing letters, managing spreadsheets, and tracking budgets

  • Prevent account problems by flagging issues and keeping supervisors informed

  • Share actively in recommendations, ideas, and strategic responses to client situations with internal account teams

  • Work on Business to Business (Financial & Technology Accounts) and Consumer and Healthcare Accounts

  • INTERNAL POSTING ONLY: Possible Client Accounts: Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, Fair Isaac, Visa, St. Jude Medical
  • Business Development
  • Assist in organizing new-business presentations: conducting research, synthesizing information, and developing agency “point of view”
  • People Management
  • Mentor/assist junior staff, supervise defined projects, and assist in supervision of personnel


  • Fleishman-Hillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is the foundation of our distinguished status in the industry. We offer a competitive salary and superb benefits.

    Please click “Apply Now” to apply for this position or to learn more about career opportunities with Fleishman-Hillard. Please do not contact the Minneapolis office directly, only resumes submitted through this Web site will be considered.

    Fleishman-Hillard is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. M/F/D/V.