C. Blohm & Associates is an award winning PR and digital marketing agency for the education and special needs industries. The CB&A team works with well-known leaders in the education and special needs industries, as well as up-and-coming innovators. These noteworthy accomplishments wouldn’t have been possible without CB&A’s team of unique individuals. As author Jim Collins said, “good vision without great people is irrelevant.” At CB&A we put our people first. In 2016, CB&A was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Madison Magazine. This award exemplifies CB&A’s commitment to its workplace environment and our employees above all else. Whether you’re just starting your career, or are an industry leader, let us demonstrate what makes CB&A an outstanding place to work and grow.

We are always seeking creative and driven individuals. Results-oriented candidates with a sense of fun will find a home here. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities. Currently, we have an open position for an Account Coordinator. See job descriptions below.

It’s the People that Matter – 10 Reasons to Join Our Agency

  • We’re passionate about what we do
    Education is valuable and all kids deserve a chance. These guiding values are a roadmap for us to help clients’ deliver their message and surpass their goals. At CB&A, each individual has the opportunity to work with contemporary topics and issues that impact students and families around the country and worldwide. You’ll be challenged to push innovation to the limit with the support of your peers, in an agency that values teamwork above all else.
  • Special emphasis on workplace culture
    At CB&A, your professional accomplishments will be celebrated, and your personal life events will be noticed – making CB&A an enjoyable place to work and collaborate. At the office, no life celebration goes unnoticed. Shamrock shakes and Badger basketball games are a March staple, volleyball leagues are on the summer bucket list and competitive pumpkin carving happens in the fall. CB&A definitely embraces a work hard, play hard sensibility.
  • An international marketplace leader
    At CB&A you’ll work with niche market leaders and top industry influencers. Over our 25-year history, CB&A has grown into an award-winning agency with global reach, serving clients from northern California to Norway.
  • Your role is yours
    Yes, you’ll be asked to do certain tasks, but will also be free to learn and take on stretch assignments you enjoy. At CB&A there is flexibility for employees to work on projects outside their daily routine and contribute ideas to a number of different areas. A project might require you to apply some of your prior industry experience, or ask you to step outside your comfort zone. Either way, you’ll be supported 100 percent.
  • Powerful network of connected professionals
    CB&A is an active in industry and local organizations. CB&A is a member of the Madison Public Relations Society of America chapter and a proud sponsor of Social Media Breakfast Madison. Some of our industry memberships include the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), SETDA and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). At CB&A you’ll actively foster your professional development, and be encouraged to learn more about the topics that interest you. You’ll be well connected while simultaneously honing personal career goals.
  • Flexible work arrangements
    Here, you’ll find synergy between your personal and professional life. Flexible vacation and work time policies mean you get to live the life you want while working for a company you love. At CB&A you can take advantage of flex hours and half-days during the summer. And a sweet bonus: a paid day off on your birthday.
  • Transparency and open communication
    You’ll have a sense of autonomy in your work. At times you’ll work independently and other times you’ll be in a team. In order to help you succeed, communication lines are always open. Our president doesn’t live in a glass house and you’ll have direct access to the expertise and guidance of company executives, regardless of title. Every idea matters at CB&A and our ability to teach and learn from one another has helped build a strong, adaptive team of industry experts.
  • Competitive salaries and benefit packages
    CB&A offers an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental and life insurance, and a retirement plan, plus tuition reimbursement, professional development and performance bonus programs. Each employee at CB&A is given a professional development budget, providing them the tools needed to advance in their careers. It’s also not uncommon for employees to start as account coordinators and be promoted to other roles across the agency. The opportunities at CB&A really are endless.
  • Travel to industry events
    Whether attending conferences or assisting with the coordination of various client activities, you’ll have the chance to get experience at industry events. CB&A views special events and conferences as an opportunity for employee professional development and company thought leadership to flourish. CB&A travels from coast to coast, and as a member of the team you could be able to share those opportunities.
  • A growing agency
    Since our founding in 1991, CB&A has expanded its team as well as its services. In 2013, CB&A successfully launched its Special Needs Division. In addition, the digital side of the agency has grown over the past year with new positions and additional client offerings. At CB&A, you’ll work in a dynamic environment collaborating with the brightest minds in the industry

Account Coordinator

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Account Manager and Account Executives in the day-to-day PR activities required for the successful operation of the business. Collaborate with internal staff to guide, coordinate and execute strategic visibility campaigns to effectively communicate with target audiences. Exemplify the CB&A brand.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Communication: Serve as a Community Manager by drafting and posting client and company news for CB&A Twitter and Facebook pages and other social media channels.
  • Writing: Draft news releases, media kit materials and other written communications. Coordinate RSS publishing and online newsroom postings.
  • Information Management: Maintain proprietary database and lists of education media, bloggers, prospects, vendors and other associates, as well as awards programs. Develop target lists of media and bloggers.
  • Account Coordination: Create client deliverables such as online newsroom content, media training materials and other background documents. Participate in client planning calls and compile call summaries. Assist in identifying story opportunities, creating pitch grids, and drafting media communications. Support Account Executives and Account Manager.

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and solve problems
  • Ability to foster teamwork and thrive in a collaborative environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated proofreading skills
  • Experience writing/editing press materials, including news releases, feature stories, alerts, etc.
  • Proficient with Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools
  • 2-3 years relevant work experience with progressive responsibilities
  • Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to use discretion and judgment in dealing with sensitive and confidential information

Preferred Skills and Competencies:

  • Previous work experience with consumer products

Compensation & Benefits:

Compensation for this position will be commensurate with background and experience. C. Blohm & Associates, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package.

How To Apply:

Please send resume with cover letter and three writing samples to careers aat cblohm dot com. In the subject line of your note, be sure to include “Account Coordinator – CB&A.”

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