University of Wisconsin–Madison

Public Relations Project Assistant

Employer APCO Worldwide
Location Chicago, IL
Type Full time
Contact information ishaffer@apcoworldwide.com
Apply by May 12, 2018
More details http://apcoworldwide.com/about-us/our-people/careers/jobs?p=joboqrg7fwY
Posted on April 12, 2018

Description

Our Chicago office is looking to hire a Project Consultant. By joining our Chicago team you will be joining colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse and curious. Clients come to us to help solve tricky problems, create new ideas and campaigns, and connect with others. We believe in the power of communication to affect change and we are excited by purposeful work.

At APCO, Project Consultants work closely with colleagues at all levels and around the world on research, writing, media, and creative problem-solving. You’ll have the opportunity to work across disciplines, including corporate communication, crisis and issues, sustainability and corporate responsibility, media relations and stakeholder engagement, and digital/social media. And you could work with clients in food and consumer products, healthcare, tech, financial, energy and nonprofit sectors.

Responsibilities:
You will support client projects by writing and distributing client materials (i.e. client reports, opinion pieces, PowerPoints decks, fact sheets, press releases); researching issues, trends, stakeholders, and best practices; engaging in select media relations opportunities; coordinating meetings and events; and supporting a wide array of ad-hoc client deliverables.

The successful candidate should be ready to:
• Support our high profile, globally recognized corporate and non-profit clients
• Provide top client service
• Produce thoughtful, well-written deliverables under tight deadlines
• Actively participate in internal and client meetings and brainstorming sessions
• Offer creativity and can-do practicality
• Support strategy development for client campaigns
• Enjoy engaging with a variety of stakeholders
• Engage in business development activities including writing proposals and developing pitch decks

Minimum Qualifications: 
• 2 years of experience in communication, public relations, policy, sustainability or advocacy work
• Keen interest in, and opinions on current affairs, public policy and media
• Strong capabilities in PowerPoint
• Strong verbal, written and analytical skills
• Digital/social media fluency and beneficial if experienced conducting research using digital tools
• Previous agency or consulting experience is highly desirable
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

APCO Worldwide, named “Best Large Agency to Work For” 2013-2014 and one of the “Top Places to Work in PR” by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

No deadline specified – apply ASAP!

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