Bee Marks Nutrition Communications Fellowship – 2018

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Bee Marks Nutrition Communications Fellowship – 2018


The modern practice of food and nutrition marketing was developed in the 1960s and 70s by a remarkable woman named Beatrice "Bee" G. Marks, whose tenure with Ketchum spanned more than 40 years. As one of the first individuals to use nutrition science to market food and as the basis of health and wellness, Bee was a true pioneer in the field. Bee passed away in September at the age of 95. To honor her legacy, Ketchum is announcing the Bee Marks Nutrition Communications Fellowship.


The candidate selected as the Bee Marks Nutrition Communications Fellow will be based in New York and work with Ketchum’s Borderless Nutrition team of on-staff registered dietitians and food marketing and communication experts. This is a paid fellowship starting Monday, June 4 and ending on Friday, August 10. The ideal candidate would be a registered dietitian (or RD eligible) completing their Dietetic Internship or Master's in Nutrition this spring.


*The deadline to apply is 6pm EST March 7, 2018. 

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About the Job


Ketchum Summer Fellows work hand in hand with teams to learn the business, serve clients, and develop PR skills. They will assist with research, writing and media relations efforts to support client programs. The summer will end with a final project presentation where fellows will work in teams and present to the New York office as well as to the client. While the Bee Marks Nutrition Communications Fellow will participate in some trainings with Ketchum’s 2018 Summer Fellows, they will work independently on a project that honors Bee’s legacy and not on the final project presentation. They will, however, serve as a counselor/expert to fellows teams if the final project is related to food communications.


Those individuals who demonstrate our core competencies and Ketchum values could be offered a full-time position as an Account Coordinator, which will begin at the end of the summer.


Responsibilities of the Bee Marks Nutrition Communications Fellow:

  • Write nutrition-focused materials
  • Review materials for nutrition accuracy
  • Develop and maintain food and nutrition media and influencer lists
  • Monitor and track media and influencers and draft client updates
  • Pitch food and nutrition media and influencers
  • Monitor industry, nutrition community and research publications
  • Assist with event coordination including health professional conferences
  • Attend client and team meetings
  • Assist with research for new business opportunities and client presentations
  • Participate in brainstorms, internal meetings and agency events



  • Registered Dietitian or RD eligible preferred
  • Completing Dietetic Internship or Master's in Nutrition this spring
  • Interest in public relations, experience preferred but not required for the right candidate
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Digital and social media savvy
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong science-based research skills (e.g. proficient in using PubMed, knowledgeable about professional health organizations and government resources)
  • Impeccable multi-tasking abilities and exceptional attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work on multiple projects with a variety of team members
  • Must be available for the entire length of the program (10 weeks)

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.  


Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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