Senior Communications and Public Relations Specialist
Continental Properties Company
Location: Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: SENIO002335
Continental Properties is looking for a Senior Communications and Public Relations Specialist to join our team of dedicated professionals at our home office in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
You will plan and execute communications strategies to lead positive brand reputation and thought leadership for Continental Properties and its brands. You will write press/news releases, advertising copy, and earned media opportunities that strengthens our customer perception.
The Senior Communications and PR Specialist is part of the Marketing Team and reports to the Marketing Director and is also an important collaborator with several teams across the company, most notably Community Operations, Investor Relations, HR, and the Executive Office.
We are embracing a hybrid working environment and you can work both in the office and remote.
Develop and edit content including press releases, marketing literature including social media, and customer-facing materials
Build partnerships throughout the organization to promote visibility on company projects, accomplishments, and announcements.
Define scope, budgets, and timelines for marketing communications projects with important partners
Lead public relations projects, including media relations and outreach, by working with local and national media to enhance customer awareness and perception of Continental Properties and our multifamily brands
Develop PR Reporting and Key Performance Indicators to measure the effectiveness and success of communications efforts
Draft customer and media statements, including crisis communications
Skills for Success:
Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, marketing or related field or equivalent experience required
5+ years of relevant experience in public relations or communications required
What Sets Us Apart:
Continental Properties is a great place to work, as evidenced by our consecutive Top Workplace awards. Here are some of the reasons that our team members vote for us as a Top Workplace:
A company culture that encourages innovation and empowers team members to act as leaders by providing the opportunities, training, and tools essential to achieving a successful and meaningful career
Industry-leading compensation and benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision Plan options, flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursement, 6-weeks of paid parental leave, 401(k) with company match and company provided life and disability insurance
An excellent work environment with potential for long-term growth in the industry, paid professional memberships and professional activities (conferences and workshops) and a tuition and certification reimbursement program
Paid holidays and lucrative vacation time; half days on Fridays during designated months
Participation in our Building Above and Beyond (BAAB) incentive program that rewards team members based on the success of the company as measured against clearly defined goals
For team members who are interested, informal offsite gatherings and company sponsored lunches on a monthly basis
Frequent communication from executive management, including interactive quarterly lunch discussions on strategic progress and an annual "State of the Company" meeting
6-weeks paid parental leave with family-forming & fertility benefits
On-demand mental health support and an employee assistance program
You Belong Here Committee focused on promoting and inclusive and equitable work environment
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and all applicable state and local fair employment practices laws, and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities.
For the benefit of our residents, the communities we serve, and our co-workers, all applicants are required to pass a post-offer criminal background check prior to joining the Continental team
Continental Properties is a national real estate development and property management company headquartered in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded in 1979 and still privately held, continental has grown from a small company to a major presence in the real estate and apartment management industry. With each project, Continental works as a responsible business partner and community leader. We operate Springs® Apartments, our national award-winning apartment brand with a fierce commitment to customer service. The Springs offers features and amenities distinguishing us from the competition, promoting customer satisfaction and retention, and challenging the status quo in the apartment industry. The development and management of our retail projects and apartment communities is backed by Continental’s hallmarks: ethical business practices, expert industry knowledge, financial strength and an uncompromising attention to detail. Continental Properties’ team of exceptional people, its financial resources, critical thinking and unrivaled industry insight all play a role in creating real estate developments that deliver optimum benefit to our tenants and attractive returns to investors and enhance the communities we serve.