A growing Event/Promotions and Planning firm located in Chicago is searching for a Public Relations Assistant. Job SummaryThe successful candidate will be an integral part of our marketing and sales organization and will assist the Marketing Manager in developing and executing a successful public relations strategy, to include event coordination and campaign development. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:- Managing and executing projects as designated by the Marketing Manager- Working with Marketing Manager and Manager of Sales Operations to integrate PR campaigns with customer promotions- Keeping abreast of industry and competitive trends and regularly informing sales and marketing of noteworthy news items and opportunities- Coordinating industry events, including user group meetings and trade shows; Making appointments with all at major trade shows- Working with other departments as needed to help promote the company's brand, its products and services- Coordinating industry events, including user group meetings and trade shows- Working with Marketing Manager to develop and refine measurement strategies for PR campaigns Important Skills/Traits -Excellent analytical and presentation skills including handling many assignments simultaneously-Effectively balance strategic thinking and execution in a fast-paced environment-Should exhibit creativity and resourcefulness-Self-confident and outgoing personality-Organized and detail oriented-Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)-Entrepreneurial attitude and ability to think outside the boxRequirementsRequired Experience: - B.A./B.S. in Marketing, Public Relations or related discipline- 1-2 years media relations experience in an agency or corporate setting and demonstrated proficiency with public relations practices- Strong organizational skills- Impeccable attention to detail- Proactive, outgoing, positive and professional personality
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