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TEAM MUELLER

Doing what's right for our clients and community starts with doing what's right for our TEAM

Mueller delivers stellar results because we hire the best and brightest communicators and are intentional about investing in our team.

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BEST PLACE TO WORK
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Mueller was named the 2021 Best Place to Work in the small business category by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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 COLLABORATIVE 

We are all stronger, together. We approach all our work as a team and seek to bring together external partners for their mutual benefit and the greater good of our community. 

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MEET

KIERA SONA  

2021 INTERN

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MUELLER BENEFITS

In 2021, Mueller Communications was named the Best Place to Work in the small business category by the Milwaukee Business Journal. Here are just a few reasons why:

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COMPETITIVE
WAGES & BENEFITS

Competitive wages, bonuses, 401k with company match, great health benefits, and profit-sharing.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional development, including membership in associations and professional associations and internal lunches to support company growth, and other career ambitions.

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MODERN OFFICE SPACE

Modern office space that boasts incredible amenities such as a club room, fitness center, roof deck, a fenced-in dog run and a creative workshop.

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SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Regular Happy Hours and company outings to socialize with colleagues, have fun, and strengthen the team.

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OPEN-DOOR POLICY

An open-door policy with direct access to our executive team.

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FLEXIBILITY

Flexibility to ensure employees can work when and where they work best, while living their best life at work and at home.

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FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN

A fully stocked kitchen, so no one ever has to skip breakfast or lunch to meet their deadlines.

We Walk the Talk

We are proud to work alongside many others to do great things in our communities. As community work is at the core of our agency, Mueller has long had a robust civic engagement commitment, providing opportunities for team members to donate professional time with non-profit organizations in the community.

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  • Mueller team members are allocated a bank of hours each year to provide pro bono professional services for the non-profit organization of their choice.
     

  • To address the need for learning, action, and empowerment, Mueller provides additional time for each staff member to participate in peaceful protests, support Black-owned businesses, or participate
    in other activities that promote social justice and equity in our community, empowering each of our team members to make a difference.

we're hiring!
manager of People and Professional Development

Reports to: CEOs

Takes direction from: Vice Presidents, CEOs

Hourly requirement:  Part-time, 20 hours+ per week

In office requirement: Flexible hours, some in-office hours preferred on a weekly basis
 

Mueller Communications’ Manager of People and Professional Development will play a multi-faceted role in helping identify, recruit, hire, train, and support a growing, diverse and talented team.

 

The following Professional Development duties would be managed by the Manager:

  • Continually refining and implementing Mueller Communications’ professional development trainings / courses and tracking individual staff members’ progress, including:

    • Ensuring access and participation in both professional skill development, DEI workshops, cross-firm ERGs and book clubs.

  • Managing the firm’s mentor program

  • Holding weekly check-ins with new team members

  • Ensuring “brown bag” professional development lunches  and monthly are scheduled and executed monthly

  • Ensuring “Meet the Media” events are scheduled and executed monthly

  • Facilitating annual meetings with all staff in preparation for annual reviews to highlight growth and achievements and outline goals and milestones for the following year

  • Assisting with internal campaigns, including United Way and UPAF

 

A key part of the People responsibilities is to better Integrate our DEI priorities with our talent pipeline efforts:

  • Ensuring our team culture reflects the feedback of a diverse team through our policies, procedures, social norms and team building efforts

  • Pipelining new and diverse public relations and marketing talent throughout the year

  • Representing the firm at the college level through periodic job fairs, internship postings and other classroom engagement

  • Maintaining the firm’s presence online through platforms like Handshake, Glassdoor and Big Shoes Network

  • Scheduling and managing two Speed Networking events per year

  • Managing our annual Ben Barkin Scholarship process

 

The following staffing processes would be managed by the Manager:

  • Refine and execute process for new staff onboarding and orientation/staff exit process

    • Insurance and 401(k) sign ups and benefits overview with assistance from our Professional Employment Organization (PEO) partner

  • Weekly check-ins with new team members

  • Conducting three and six month reviews with new employees, inclusive of areas of strength, areas for improvement and other general feedback

  • Refining and executing the process for annual 360 feedback

  • Working with all team members (approx. 25) to develop a personal plan for growth and career goals at Mueller Communications

  • Managing routine HR issues and trainings, in concert with our PEO partner

  • As appropriate, participating in industry best practices and discussions with PR Council, etc.

Senior-Level Public Relations Practitioner

We are looking to meet experienced senior-level candidates and project team leaders to add to our talented team of professionals. This position offers a unique opportunity to lead external and internal teams, develop strategy and manage teams to execute; participate in new business development efforts; and counsel clients through communications challenges from crises to product launches to awareness building campaigns. It offers strong potential to grow within the company.

GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSOCIATE

We’re looking for graphic design talent to complement our team of innovative problem-solvers who can apply creative concepts and visual perspective to our communications campaigns. Candidates must display advanced skills in the Adobe Creative Suite and proficiency in other design tools. Website and video editing skills preferred.


ASSIST WITH MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepare for client meetings by determining and executing duties related to preparing client agendas, taking meeting notes and provide meeting recap/summaries;

  • Ensure that any work product or communication going to clients/vendors is proofed and error free; and

  • Demonstrate professionalism in working with outside vendors and media in outreach, ordering, follow up, execution and project recap logistics as needed or assigned.


CREATIVE:

  • Showcase a strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite including programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD, etc. and website platforms like WordPress, Wix, etc.;

  • Display exceptional technical design skills such as spatial awareness, designing with proper proportions and a commitment to being detail-oriented;

  • Demonstrate a level of competence with production design skills, including accuracy with project edits, consistency with repeating layouts and typefaces, cascading design elements through established creative templates and “cleaning” any outstanding projects that need finalizing;

  • Work to develop creativity and originality in design;

  • Gain and show confidence in presenting and explaining ideas;

  • Be helpful as an “on deck” team member -- if a graphic designer at a higher level gets called to work on something else, step in and help finish their other project, or execution production needs and/or deliveries; and

  • Grow your skills and keep current with trends by seeking out professional development opportunities.

 

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT/ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET:

  • Assistance with drafting and editing documents and plans using provided templates Become familiar with a basic knowledge of the areas of the business in which you do not specialize (e.g., PR, digital marketing and creative); 

  • Participate in brainstorm sessions Contribute design suggestions, solutions or strategies that may strengthen proposals or benefit potential clients; and

  • Other research, as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, please submit (or provide a link to) a resume, design samples or portfolio website and references.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
This position offers a competitive salary, and full benefits including PTO, insurance, retirement benefits and other company perks.

 

Please email your portfolio link, resume and cover letter to HR@muellercommunications.com with the subject line Design Associate.

 

We're always on the lookout for top talent to join the Mueller Team.
Interested in joining us?

 
Send your resume to HR@muellercommunications.com.