Our team has diverse backgrounds, but we share a passion for writing, a strong work ethic, a desire to see each other succeed, and the expectation of excellence from ourselves and our co-workers. We are serious about our work, which is why we have a lot of fun performing it. We have built a quality, long-term client base and an excellent reputation within our industry and among the media.
Taylor Johnson Behind the Scenes...
At the grand opening of Bradley Business Center, Kim Manning of Taylor Johnson tours the media through the project with Centrum Partners and BrightFarms, which will soon create a hydroponic farm on the 45,000-square-foot rooftop.
Emily Warms Up Her Tweeting Fingers
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The Taylor Johnson team circa summer of 2013.
It’s A Great Day For Real Estate!
Emily gets ready to work the tent. The media turnout at the groundbreaking of K2 luxury apartments for our client Fifield Companies could not have been better. Within 24 hours of the luxury tower’s groundbreaking, a number of stories had been published.
TJ – Next Gen
As a family-friendly company, Taylor Johnson would not be complete without its annual summer party with all the kids showing off their silly faces.
A Day On The Links Is Par Fore The Course at TJ
Always willing to take one for the team, Kim volunteered to spend a day out of the office at the annual CREW golf outing at The Glen Club. Of course, it’s also a bonus when we run into clients, like Englewood Construction’s Bill Di Santo (left) and Chuck Taylor (right).
Lunching with Lexington
Mixing business with pleasure is nice when it involves lunch with long-standing TJ client Jeff Benach and his sales associate Regina Castle. When Lexington Homes decided to build more homes in Bridgeport, the team decided to do some “market research” on new restaurants in the area.
If you’re an experienced PR professional with a passion for writing/editing, nose for news, solid knowledge of social media and strong curiosity in real estate, then look no further for your next exciting communications job.
Public Relations Senior Account Executive
Taylor Johnson, Chicago’s premier PR firm specializing in real estate, is seeking a full-time senior account executive to join our growing team. In this position, you will be responsible for developing and executing innovative PR campaigns for some of the city’s most high-profile real estate firms and developments. Our diverse client roster spans the residential and commercial sectors and includes companies with both a local and national presence. Builders, developers, investors, property managers, brokers, contractors, architects and interior designers are just some of the clients you’ll have the opportunity to represent.
Typical duties involve writing and editing news releases, bylines and blog posts; identifying compelling story angles and pitching them to appropriate media outlets (print/digital, TV and radio); fulfilling source requests; cultivating relationships with influential reporters and editors; and managing social media programs, with ability to track results. Because you’ll also be attending client meetings and events, as well as occasional industry functions, access to a car is necessary.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- A minimum of five years of professional experience in journalism, public relations and/or corporate communications
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or English
- Superlative writing, pitching and editing skills, including knowledge of AP style
- Experience developing and managing social media campaigns
- Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to get along well with a variety of personalities
- Excellent time-management skills, attention to detail and ability to meet multiple deadlines simultaneously
- Ability to work independently or as a member of a team
- Ability and desire to work at a boutique agency
- Great work ethic and good play ethic
- Real estate knowledge a plus
- Bonus points for existing relationships with local and national media
About Taylor Johnson:
Since 1977, Taylor Johnson has represented public and private companies in the areas of residential development and brokerage; commercial development and brokerage; architecture and design; construction; property management; real estate finance and investment; and real estate auctions.
We are a boutique, family-friendly agency that places a strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination and fun. Someone who enjoys working in a collaborative, open environment and stays up-to-date on trends and current events will thrive in this position.