• 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 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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