Press Release Writer

Chicago, Illinois | Freelance | Job ID #46605 |
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Our client, a new market research and data analytics firm in the Loop, is seeking a PR specialist to help get their message out. This is a contract role, that will require your presence onsite for the kickoff meeting.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image for the employer or client
  • Create company literature and other forms of communication
  • Create marketing and promotional materials, both print and electronic
  • Work with advertisers for timely and useable ad submissions
  • Copyedit, proofread, and revise communications
  • Design and launch email marketing campaigns
  • Recommend, implement and maintain site design and operation
  • Work with manager and business units to determine event budget and manage expenses to that budget
  • Promote products and services through public relations initiatives
  • Develop marketing communications campaigns
  • Create thought leadership materials
  • Create and deliver press releases, media relations content, case studies, white papers, executive bios, corporate newsletter content, social media content, and speaking proposals
  • Identify, develop and execute communications strategy for key media contacts and customer references
  • Research media coverage and industry trends
  • Conduct extensive media outreach
  • Prepare briefing materials
  • Coordinate scheduling and logistics

Requirements/Previous Experience:

  • Previous experience working in Public Relations, preferably with a start-up
  • Someone who has a strong grasp of how to layout this type of program and has (or can create) a Rolodex to get the information disseminated quickly


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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