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Chicago, IL

 Full-Time/Permanent

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

A full-service strategic communications firm, based in Chicago, is searching for an experienced VP to join its team!

The firm’s trusted team of strategists, communicators, creative specialists, and marketing and content experts provide unparalleled services to clients, which include private and public corporations, government agencies, not-for-profits and advocacy organizations throughout the Midwest.

The culture is highly collaborative where each person is a critical member of the team.  The work is dynamic and provides a range of opportunities for career development and growth.

The agency is seeking a senior level team member experienced in an integrated approach to strategic communications.  Strong writers and strategic thinkers will fit well with our team.

 The ideal candidate would be a self-motivated individual with qualifications that include:

  • 7-10 years of experience in communications, media, marketing or related field
  • Agency experience highly preferred
  • Outstanding writing, presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly strategic and creative thinking abilities
  • Understanding of media, political and social landscapes
  • Proven time management and organizational skills
  • Personable, proactive and professional demeanor

As part of the team, your responsibilities would include:

  • Lead and oversee client accounts including establishing and delivering projects within budget
  • Develop strategy and implementation plans
  • Provide sound counsel and insight related to internal and external communications issues.
  • Serve as a strong strategic thought partner with clients and colleagues
  • Engage with media to manage client positioning and interests
  • Be accountable for all project deliverables including project measurement and reporting
  • Manage account teams, including subcontractors and consultants, ensuring account profitability
  • Oversee client deliverables including content, collateral, digital and other materials
  • Participate in personnel matters, including hiring, onboarding, evaluations and terminations
  • Lead business growth and development efforts

While the agency is boutique in size, it offers many of the same services traditionally found at large firms. The team brings decades of expertise serving clients in established and emerging industries, and knows how to deliver strategies that protect and grow reputations, elevate brands, shape public perception, activate constituents and drive consumer behavior.

Chicago, IL

 Part-Time

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

LBF Strategies enables people to go confidently in the direction of their dreams by helping them understand their gifts and make meaningful connections.

We are a nationwide, talent recruitment, consulting and career coaching firm. We are  searching for a smart, savvy, responsible, dynamic, part-time (could lead to full time) Coordinator of Chaos to join our growing team!

The Coordinator of Chaos will: 

  • Provide general administrative support to the CEO and COO
  • Source candidates and perform various research projects
  • Assist in new marketing and advertising initiatives
  • Be knowledgeable and experienced in all social media platforms; must be an expert with LinkedIn, Facebook, You Tube, and Instagram
  • Perform additional services and work on ad hoc projects as necessary

Successful candidates must:

  • Be passionate about small business, willing to wear lots of hats and have experience with Recruitment/HR, Startups, Communications/Marketing, Professional Services or related industries;
  • Take initiative! Candidates must be self-starters who thrive in a fast-paced business where multitasking is the norm;
  • Be willing and excited to learn the ins and outs of a small business;
  • Be professional, ethical, accountable and able to work independently;
  • Be creative, high-energy, team-spirited;
  • Have a sense of humor; and….
  • Strive for perfection with a desire to grow and learn from this experience!

WHY LBF Strategies?: Because here you can make an impact, have a voice, and be an integral part of a growing organization. And, of course, have fun.

To apply, please send a cover letter that highlights three reasons why you are the right candidate for this role to Lisa Frank at Lisa@LBFStrategies.com.

 

Chicagoland, IL (Northern Suburb)

 Full-Time/Permanent

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

Individuals in the PR Associate role have up to two years or more previous public relations experience. As an Associate, they will obtain an understanding of working in our agency environment, and the spirit that defines it, as well as its mission of “persistence.” While they have some entry-level experience, they will be fully trained in company values, communication styles (client, media and internal) and core public relations and social media skills that are critical to performing the high quality work we promise to our clients and each other.

On a day-to-day basis, PR Associates support team members in a variety of responsibilities (see Associate Responsibilities list below). Associates report directly to Account Leaders, but may also be assigned work by Account Managers and above. Associates also provide guidance to Junior Associates and Interns.

Individuals in this role are expected to take initiative, show proper amounts of professionalism and independence. And, they always are expected to be a team player.

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Byline article writing
  • Begin to develop long term relationships with members of the media
  • Client communication
  • Client publicity update reports
  • Coordinating media opportunities
  • Media list building
  • Media pitching
  • Monitoring press coverage
  • Ordering press coverage
  • Researching media pitches
  • Preparing for and participating in client calls
  • Scanning of media coverage
  • Writing coverage recaps
  • Writing media pitches
  • Writing press releases

Chicagoland, IL (Northern Suburb)

 Full-Time/Permanent

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

Individuals in the PR Associate role have up to two years or more previous public relations experience. As an Associate, they will obtain an understanding of working in our agency environment, and the spirit that defines it, as well as its mission of “persistence.” While they have some entry-level experience, they will be fully trained in company values, communication styles (client, media and internal) and core public relations and social media skills that are critical to performing the high quality work we promise to our clients and each other.

On a day-to-day basis, PR Associates support team members in a variety of responsibilities (see Associate Responsibilities list below). Associates report directly to Account Leaders, but may also be assigned work by Account Managers and above. Associates also provide guidance to Junior Associates and Interns.

Individuals in this role are expected to take initiative, show proper amounts of professionalism and independence. And, they always are expected to be a team player.

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Byline article writing
  • Begin to develop long term relationships with members of the media
  • Client communication
  • Client publicity update reports
  • Coordinating media opportunities
  • Media list building
  • Media pitching
  • Monitoring press coverage
  • Ordering press coverage
  • Researching media pitches
  • Preparing for and participating in client calls
  • Scanning of media coverage
  • Writing coverage recaps
  • Writing media pitches
  • Writing press releases

Chicagoland, IL (Northern Suburb)

 Full-Time/Permanent

 Lisa@LBFStrategies.com

DO YOU LOVE TO WRITE?

A growing boutique PR agency is searching for a Content Marketing Associate with up to 2 years of years of professional copy writing, content marketing and/or public relations experience, and a similar educational background.

Content Marketing Associates work collaboratively with Senior Account Leaders, their team members, and clients to find and enhance a variety of brand voices for content creation. Individuals in this role have a knack for data tracking and understand the role that well-organized analytics can play in the overall success or failure of a marketing campaign.

The agency’s content marketing services enhance SEO, online credibility and visibility, while integrating into a comprehensive public relations strategy aimed to drive awareness, leads and sales for our clients’ products and services.

An ideal Content Marketing Associate is extremely organized, detail oriented, resourceful, deadline sensitive, collaborative, curious and driven. Professionalism, a positive attitude and the ability to take initiative are also a must!

This position’s responsibilities include:

  • Company blog writing
  • Results recaps for company website
  • Company e-newsletters
  • Byline articles
  • Case study writing
  • Client blog management/writing
  • Client communication
  • Client e-mail marketing
  • Client newsletter writing
  • Client review site management
  • Client update reports
  • Editing of team member media pitches, press releases, byline articles, etc.
  • Monitoring and reporting on performance of communications
  • Preparing for and participating in client calls
  • Scheduling and tracking analytics of email campaigns on a variety of platforms
  • Writing annual editorial calendars
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