Public Relations Associate

The Firm

Kiser Group is Chicagoland’s leading multifamily brokerage firm. (We sell apartment buildings.) As the leader in our space, Kiser Group provides multifamily expertise to help our clients’ maximize value in their Chicagoland real estate investments. We equip our brokers with best-in-class staff and resources that are focused on their needs.

 

The Role

We’re looking for a PR Associate (full-time) to join our stellar marketing team. The PR Associate is tasked with ensuring we maintain our dominant market presence through press placements, social media presence, industry events, and much more. This is an exciting role for a passionate PR specialist with excellent writing and relationship building skills to elevate brand awareness.

 

What We’d Like To See

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or discipline related field

  • 1+ years of experience at an agency setting

  • Relevant samples of PR deliverables including media pitches, press releases, written copy, etc.

Who You Are

Creative, detail oriented, and driven by process..

What To Expect

The role is 80% content development (writing press releases & pitching media, ghostwriting blogs, posting on social media, writing award submissions, etc.) 10% strategy, and 10% administrative.

The Location

Chicago, Illinois

Status

Full-Time

Start Date

January 2022

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create pitches for media, CRE podcasts & influencers
  • Cultivate relationships with both national and niche media outlets
  • Drive storytelling through content creation
  • Build brand awareness through commercial real estate media relations
  • Create custom and templated copy for various work ranging from sales materials, brochures, presentations, mailers, social media graphics, listing and closing graphics, case studies, email campaigns, ad graphics and other marketing collateral within brand guidelines
  • Competitor monitoring: maintain data on KPIs across the industry (press mentions, speaking events, industry awards, etc.
  • Update our WordPress-based website including publishing blog posts and adding press placements and new team members to the site
  • Work closely with our COO, Marketing Associate, Graphic Designer, and Brokers on the creation and strategy of marketing materials and efforts

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent storyteller
  • Whiz at building and maintaining relationships
  • Ability to learn new software such as Basecamp, WordPress (basic)
  • Maintain a positive attitude and share a passion for growing the Kiser Group brand with other career-minded individuals across the company
  • Desire to keep up-to-date with trends to stay on the leading edge of marketing

Benefits & Perks

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Company 401(k) with Match
  • Paid-Time Off
  • Quarterly company outings, cook-outs and summer activities 
  • New West Loop office location