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Work CULTURE & CAREER opportunities

We never forget that we‘re also in the people business.

This is true not only regarding our dedication to clients, but just as importantly in our fierce support of our agency community here at Kohnstamm.

The Kohnstamm culture is often described in contradictory terms: intense and inclusive; empowering and humbling; collaborative yet diverse in the personalities that unite a common purpose. The level of engagement here is high, with comments and feedback that often flow seamlessly among team members throughout many evenings and weekends — this is not a turn it on/turn it off culture. We’re all about fulfilling the full promise of PR, and that’s what it takes.

The work we do for our clients and brands positively flavors our personal lives; and likewise our personal lives fuel and inspire the comprehensive work we strive to make happen at Kohnstamm. We both nurture and challenge each other, keeping a sense of engagement high, entitlement low, and a sense of gratitude for each other’s skills, sacrifices and contributions respectful, enduring and authentic.

We have this one life, with years that cannot be repeated, in a profession that can be unforgiving, strenuous and unwieldy. A life in PR can take a toll on a person, yet at the same time promise to be unbelievably gratifying and rewarding, especially when you have the unwavering support of those around you.

This is why we place a premium on our humanity, which must always prevail, the joy of what we do elevated, and the fun of this tight-knit community of PR professionals always celebrated.

Career Opportunities

Consumer Assistant Account Executive — ON-GOING

Kohnstamm Communications is currently seeking an Assistant Account Executive (AAE) craving an opportunity to work closely with cutting edge, on-the-move CPG clients in a boutique agency setting. Our client roster includes some of the top natural and organic food and beverage clients in the country, and the range of consumer client programming includes media relations strategy, consumer advocacy and influencer campaigns, social engagement, and experiential events.

As part of our growing PR Team and a member of teams responsible for driving multiple client projects, you will have an opportunity to help shape and deliver transformational outcomes for very innovative and entrepreneurial CPG companies. You’ll also have an opportunity to directly impact PR programming. A demonstrated ability to work quickly but carefully on multiple fronts, skillfully communicate creative and strategic insights, and thrive in a fast-paced, high performance agency environment are all skills we value and encourage.

1-2 years of PR agency experience is a definite plus.

At Kohnstamm, we’ve created a healthy, empowered, inclusive, upbeat environment – with plenty of room to grow…

Consumer Senior Account Executive — ON-GOING

Looking for a PR career working with fast-growth, mission-driven companies in the food and wellness space? Then join us! We’re looking for diversely talented SAE to help elevate the national reputations of our newest clients — located in Atlanta, Seattle, San Jose and New York. Kohnstamm has handled PR for more than 75 emerging “health and wellness” brands over the past 15 years, and has earned a solid reputation as a “go-to” boutique PR firm for companies looking to achieve business success.

This SAE role requires at least five years of hands-on experience in an agency or client setting. You will be part of a two- or three-person team, support four client accounts at a time, and be responsible for driving client projects that directly generate transformational outcomes for very entrepreneurial and fast-paced companies, products or divisions. In addition to advanced communication skills (written, verbal, presentation), you must possess a demonstrated self-directed nature, skilled time management, and ability to work seamlessly as part of a cohesive team.

Day-to-day duties range from media relations strategy and outreach to driving social media programs to executing experiential events to developing crisp, effective written content. Our SAE needs to have a nose for being on top of our clients’ competition and industry landscape and to acquire solid knowledge in current and future food and nutrition practices and trends. A demonstrated ability to work quickly but carefully on multiple fronts, while meeting high client expectations and creating value amidst ambiguity, are key attributes for success.

A 25-year, 12-person PR agency located smack in downtown St. Paul, Kohnstamm Communications is committed to creating a “Best Places to Work” environment for its dedicated staff, including competitive health and dental benefits, paid downtown parking, flex time, jeans everyday, profit-sharing bonuses, and more.

Sound like a fit? Please contact Rebecca Zanger at Rebecca@kohnstamm.com.

PR Agency Manager / Bookkeeper — POSITION FILLED!

Kohnstamm Communications, growing entrepreneurial PR agency in downtown St. Paul seeks a Agency Manager / Bookkeeper for immediate and long-term needs. This role revolves around accounting, HR, new business, some executive assistance and day-to-day office administration for a creative, energetic and fast-paced 13-person PR agency. The ideal candidate will be the “face of the agency” and have the poise to interact with clients as well as maintain policies and procedures with account staff.

Responsibilities

Together with our finance consultant, will process full cycle Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, process staff expenses, account reconciliations and bank reconciliations, track staff PTO, oversee HR policies and personnel files, and provide calendar and other executive support as needed for the senior team. Salary: $50k – $65k depending on experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for the Role

  • Professional services or PR agency experience highly desired
  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Minimum 5+ years office management and administrative experience
  • Background supporting at the C or Managing Director level
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)
  • Experience in QuickBooks Pro, NEXIS and Microsoft Office
  • Experience in payroll, accounting and AR/AP
  • Experience and understanding of Human Resources practices
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to handle quick turn-around assignments in a calm, professional manner
  • Ability to handle and be trusted with confidential or sensitive information
  • Takes pride in work, exhibiting accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to anticipate needs and pro-actively address them with little to no supervision or prompting
  • Strong ability to build relationships and interact effectively, especially at the leadership level
  • Poised, professional, energetic, and able to work with creative talent
  • Proactive ability to respond to a fast-paced teams needs
  • Ability to master and hold standards around office procedures and practices
  • Exhibits problem-solving skills around the use of office equipment and other challenges to productivity
  • Agility to manage unpredictable time constraints and schedule changes; able to handle multiple projects in an organized, timely manner
  • Ideal candidate will be a team player and have a positive can-do attitude, nurturing personality and work well with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Strives to model the vision and goals of Kohnstamm Communications

Kohnstamm Communication is a PR agency nationally known for its break-through work with organic and natural food companies. It has handled the launch of more than 85 emerging “health and wellness” brands over the past 16 years, as well as for innovative large companies, from 3M to Red Wing Shoes. Named “a Top Places to Work” agency by PR News 2017, the agency works to bring out the best in each other in a professional environment focused on client and team excellence. Kohnstamm Communications is committed to its dedicated staff, including competitive health and dental benefits, paid downtown parking, flex time, jeans everyday, profit-sharing bonuses and more.

Sound like a fit? To apply please click the “Apply Now” button or send your resume and cover letter to Rebecca Zanger at rebecca@kohnstamm.com.

Don‘t see the right position here for you? Send us your contact information and we‘ll keep you posted with new openings and open house events.


What to expect at Kohnstamm:



• An ability to work closely with and have access to interesting clients
• A strong client roster within stimulating, fast-changing sectors
• An ability to make an impact, with room for initiative
• Passion for cause-related, mission-driven campaigns and opportunities
• High standards of excellence within a fair, equitable environment
• An attitude of empowerment, constant feedback, listening and recognition
• A supportive, cohesive yet diverse cohort of individuals
• An absence of cynicism with focus on positive contributions
• A healthy level of engagement and sense of connection between teams, agency leadership and clients
• A premium placed on EQ, self-awareness, deference, and respect at all levels of experience
• A coaching approach to growth within a professional learning community
• Transparency regarding agency finances and involvement in new business pitches
• A bonus pool that recognizes individual contributions and distributes profits equitably based on merit
• An inclusive community both inside and outside the office
• A common love of food, fun, active living, good causes and family

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