Account Coordinator, Food

Food & Nutrition
US-CA-San Francisco
Position Type
Full-Time Salary


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Qualified candidates possess one year of previous work and/or multiple internships with direct public relations experience and demonstrate polished communication (writing and verbal) skills a must.  Successful candidates also demonstrate social media know-how and a developed sense of the news media landscape. Strong candidates are fearless about media pitching, and boast a strong interest in the PR industry.

About the Job

The Account Coordinator is an organizational guru who acts as the day-to-day point person for multiple client project accounts. The role requires a strong degree of multitasking, a sharp focus for details, and an ability to find the humor in developing status reports, combing through the monthly financials/invoicing, and promptly responding to client/team/media requests. Account Coordinators must have a passion for our industry and mastering the basics of PR and a “can-do” attitude: media pitching; social media; research; event coordination; program development; writing; client presentations; and assisting in new business development.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, English or a related field preferred.
  • Exceptional writing skills.
  • Exhibit strong organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills including the ability to juggle multiple assignments / clients and cope with stressful situations; prioritize and handle high-volume detail work.
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible and willing to go beyond assigned duties.
  • Be a strong team player and have the ability to work autonomously.
  • Familiarity with social media and online communities in relation to broader media mix.
  • Creative thinker with a passion for pop culture.

About Ketchum

As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.


We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  

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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