• Account Executive, Food PR

    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
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    Ketchum Midwest is looking to add an Account Executive to work with our Food team on nutrition related communication programs for our clients. 


    We are a team of energized PR pros who deliver highly strategic, media savvy and results-oriented work for our clients.  And we are committed to our people, their development and their future career aspirations. 

    About the Job

    • Provide nutrition strategic guidance to clients on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address clients’ needs
    • Apply knowledge of federal guidance, regulations and policies (USDA, FDA, IOM)
    • Develop and evaluate nutrition claims based on FDA guidelines and utilization of USDA database
    • Accurately translate complex science and regulatory guidelines into consumer-friendly language, social media messages and thought leadership content
    • Build rapport and cultivate relationships with clients, through sound counsel, creative problem solving, idea generation, and flawless execution
    • Research, write, edit and present high-level materials, including communications plans, POVs, Q&A’s, press materials and social content  IND13 #LI-ML1
    • Manage financials and implementation of client programs and projects from concept to execution
    • Drive successful media relations efforts on behalf of clients through key message development, media training, pitching compelling stories and building strong relationships with industry and top tier reporters, bloggers and influencers
    • Monitor, analyze and report on client/industry related news, coverage, research and on-line conversations
    • Particpiate in the execution of health professional educational activities including conferences, symposiums, webinars, farm tours, material development, etc.


    Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

    • Two to three years of experience in a public relations agency setting plus PROVEN SKILLS in media pitching
    • Strong relationships with reporters across several verticals including, but not limited to, those covering Food and Nutrition

    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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