Ketchum U.S.

Account Executive, Food Ag + Ingredient

ID
2021-11042
Location
US-IL-Chicago
Category
Food Ag. + Ing.

Overview

 

We are looking for an Assistant Account Executive to join our Food, Agriculture + Ingredient team! 

About the Job

  • Under the general direction of more senior team members, coordinate and manage the activities necessary to meet client and agency goals. Including but not limited to:
    • Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing client programs and activities; ensure that all programs are strategically on target with clients’ business objectives; report program results to agency management and client.
    • Deliver high-quality written and verbal content, present persuasively
    • Demonstrate full range of business communications knowledge and utilize relationships to further clients’ business goals
    • Demonstrate advanced knowledge using social media and digital platforms to drive brand awareness and draft posts to generate engagement. Develop strategic social and digital recommendations and program tactics for clients
    • Develop a full range of written materials including press releases, byline articles, speeches, client correspondence, blogs, social media content and reports
    • Implement projects and identify appropriate resources
    • Build and manage effective media relationships
    • Contribute to management of client budgets
    • Build strong relationships, deal constructively with internal and external situations and be a role model for outstanding client service

Qualifications

We’re looking for required skills, and they can come from any combination of education and experience. Diversity of thought and background are encouraged. Typical qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field preferred
  • 1+ year of post-undergraduate experience in a public relations agency or a similar position
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects with significant attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel

About Ketchum

As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

 

We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!

 

What we offer

  • Robust benefits program 
  • Generous time off policies 
  • Retirement program with company match 
  • Workplace flexibility 
  • Business casual dress code 
  • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
  • Yoga @ work 
  • Professional learning and development opportunities 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
  • Transit benefits  

Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you. 

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