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Public Relations Account Executive/Writer



About Nelson Schmidt Inc.

Recognized by the UK’s Campaign Magazine as one of the “World’s Leading Independent Agencies” for 2016, Nelson Schmidt Inc. is a full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Milwaukee’s central business district and downtown Madison, Wis. The agency serves global clients within select considered purchase industries including Alliance Laundry Systems, Honeywell, McKesson, The Water Council and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Nelson Schmidt is a member of MAGNET, the Marketing & Advertising Global Network of 300 agencies in 70 countries, American Advertising Federation, Public Relations Society of America, and the Association of National Advertisers/Business Marketing Association. For more information call 800-689-7721 or visit


Nelson Schmidt is seeking a public relations professional with 3-5 years of PR writing experience to join our Madison office.  In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate must possess excellent verbal, writing and editing skills.  The ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects with various clients is imperative.  Knowledge of social media platforms and basic Microsoft office programs are required. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Key Responsibilities Include

- Outstanding writing skills to develop pitches, bylined articles, press releases, press kit materials, case studies, white papers, blog posts, social media and other compelling content.
- Edit and proofread client materials.
- Research and develop creative story angles and be able to write in different brand voices.
- Work as part of an account team to develop and implement client proposals.
- Manage project timelines across multiple client accounts and prepare regular status updates/reports for client meetings and calls.
- Manage wire distribution of press releases.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  Key Requirements Include:

- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communications, marketing or related field.

- 3-5 years of public relations experience as a working public relations professional, journalist or content creator. B2B experience a strong plus.
- Superb storyteller.
- Ability to grasp complex issues across multiple industries within tight deadlines.
- Effective communicator with clients and team members.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Detail oriented, and familiarity with AP style.
- Team player with “can do” attitude.
- Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
- Proven understanding and effective use of social media platforms and communications tools.


Excellent salary and benefits including health, dental, life and disability insurance, 401(K) plans, and paid vacation including Christmas to New Year’s off.


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