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Account Supervisor, Food PR

Ketchum San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: August 31, 2019
  • Full-Time

Do you dream about food? Ketchum is seeking an Account Supervisor that is a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit who is obsessed with food and reaching influencers that shape the way we eat.

The ideal candidate would have integrated marketing experience (advertising, public relations, social/digital, trade shows and events, CRM) that has proven experience leading creative teams and working with clients to develop and deliver on smart strategies. Knowledge of food and beverage is essential; experience within the foodservice channel is a major plus!

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

+ Act as a key contact for client(s) and work closely with account team
+ Build rapport and cultivate relationships with clients through sound counsel, creative problem solving, idea generation, and flawless execution
+ Provide strategic guidance to clients; anticipate and address client needs and challenges especially at it relates to food; plan and develop integrated programs that exceed client objectives
+ Develop measurable B2C and B2B public relations programs that are on strategy and within budget
+ Plan and lead projects; oversee timelines and budgets
+ Work closely with creative and production teams as well as outside vendors to organize print and digital projects so that they come in on schedule and on budget
+ Continually build understanding and knowledge of clients' business, competitive environments and foodservice to inform strategic and creative ideas; engage in strategic planning on clients' business and agency business
+ Develop full range of written materials including creative briefs, conference reports, presentations, press releases, website updates, client correspondence and tracking reports
+ Play key role in client-facing account activities including client meetings, industry events and trade shows, promotions, media relations, media planning and program implementation (some travel required)
+ Review billing for accuracy and maintain budget status reports
+ Manage financials, ensuring programs and projects are profitable
+ Analyze and report on client program metrics and online conversations and shift direction as needed
+ Research, write, edit and present high-level materials, including communications plans, POV's, Q&A's, press materials especially as it relates to the food industry
+ Drive successful media relations efforts on behalf of clients through key message development, media training, pitching compelling stories in food, nutrition and health and building strong relationship with industry and national business/consumer reporters, bloggers and influencers
+ Identify new opportunities with clients and build incremental business as it relates to food brands
+ Lead, manage, and motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback; identify beneficial training and development opportunities

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
+ Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field preferred
+ 5+ years of experience in public relations agency or similar position; one year basic supervisory experience

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.

ID: 2019-10407
External Company Name: Ketchum Inc.
External Company URL:
Street: 1050 Battery Street



San Francisco, CA
94103 USA

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