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Join our team! New job: Communications Specialist

We’re looking for a Communications Specialist to join our team! This role is responsible for account management, client relations and delivering results with efficiency and precision.


The Communications Specialist works with our team to craft compelling narratives that shine a light on the meaningful work of our impact-focused clients.


You are:

  • Inspired to share the stories of the people and organizations that are doing good work, and having a positive impact on their communities.

  • Curious and enjoy doing a deep dive into new topics, industries and trends.

  • An excellent writer — your content is concise and compelling.

  • Detail-oriented, organized, self-motivated and a pro at managing your time.

  • A strategic thinker with fresh ideas and perspectives.

  • Able to take initiative and keep projects moving on time and on budget.

  • Familiar with basic design principles and comfortable coordinating projects with designers.

  • Someone with a growth mindset who constantly strives to deliver high-quality work.


We are:

  • A small team of passionate professionals committed to working hard and doing good.

  • Driven by purpose and the desire to make a difference.

  • Inspired to do our best work to elevate our clients.

  • Determined to support each other’s professional growth and development.

  • Committed to keeping each other accountable to uphold our values.

  • Motivated to give back to our community — we donate to a wide variety of community-focused organizations.

  • Dedicated to reducing our impact on the planet — including powering our office with 100% renewable energy and utilizing natural, sustainable products.

  • Learn more about our values.


Our clients are:

  • Purpose-driven foundations

  • Conscious companies

  • Community-focused nonprofits

  • A privilege to work with!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic communications programs for both internal and external audiences, utilizing earned, owned, shared and paid media strategies.

  • Client account management, including relationship management. Maintain Lilja’s qualities of warm, friendly and responsive communication with our clients.

  • Ensure all client deliverables meet our high standards for quality and integrity.

  • Provide art direction for various client projects.

  • Craft concise and compelling content for a variety of channels, including thought leadership articles, strategies, newsletters and other digital content.

  • Participate in industry activities and conferences as appropriate.


Experience:

  • 3-5 years of communications and/or public relations experience; agency experience preferred.

  • Experience working directly with external clients and/or stakeholders.

  • Basic familiarity with AP Style, Adobe design programs and content distribution platforms are a plus.

  • Experience working with graphic designers to provide design direction to produce compelling work.

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field.


Benefits / What we Offer:

  • Company health plan

  • Three weeks of paid vacation

  • Additional annual paid winter break (the Lilja office closes the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day)

  • Nine paid holidays each year

  • Paid sick days, including an additional paid mental health day

  • One work from home day per week (typically Fridays)

  • Summer hours (Friday afternoons off between Memorial Day and Labor Day)

  • Competitive salary structure commensurate with experience


Apply: If you are excited about this opportunity and think you would be a great fit, send your resume and cover letter to Ailee Nelson at careers@approachmn.com.



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