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FleishmanHillard Account Executive, Food + Agriculture, Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri

Overview

FleishmanHillard’s Kansas City office is seeking an energetic, self-starting Account Executive to join our thriving team. This is an exciting career opportunity for a communications specialist to work in a fast-paced environment on local, regional, national and global food and nutrition clients. The account executive plays a pivotal role in managing and executing integrated marketing programs, digital communications and issues management. The candidate must possess excellent media relations skills including a strong aptitude with social media.

At FleishmanHillard, we embrace challenges, think boldly, trust each other, and harness our talented worldwide network to provide the best in-class counsel to our roster of remarkable global clients. Are you ready to join the team?

We recognize that diversity, equity and inclusion benefit our agency, our clients, and the communities in which we work and live. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Handle day-to-day logistics for the account team by driving and implementing integrated marketing strategies for a variety of clients in the food and agriculture spaces.

  • Develop and edit high-quality written materials for and correspondence with external audiences: third-party organizations, industry and nutrition influencers, media, client partners.

  • Support development and implementation of project plans, tactics and ideas that can be presented to the clients to support their products and initiatives.

  • Plan, develop, and publish editorial calendars using social media software tools.

  • Plan and execute trade and customer events, including on-site activities, customer meetings, and activities and key opinion leader networking.

  • Plan and conduct media outreach — development of media lists, writing, pitches, and tracking results.

  • Develop and monitor programs to ensure on-time, high-quality client deliverables; report status to client and agency management on a regular basis.

Qualifications

  • 1-3 years of experience gained in public relations, journalism or a similar field.

  • Degree in agriculture, food/nutrition/dietetics, strategic communications, journalism, public relations, marketing or related field.

  • A food, nutrition or agricultural background and understanding of agribusinessand food practices and issues, as well as knowledge of consumer communications is preferred.

  • Versatile, persuasive writing skills and experience developing high-quality written materials, including communications plans, client correspondence, and media communications.

  • Demonstrated experience in executing results-oriented integrated marketing programs, and providing high-quality service to demanding clients.

  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to interact with clients on a day-to-day basis.

  • Knowledge of agriculture/animal health/food/trade media.

  • Enjoys brainstorming and strategic planning.

  • Works effectively within a team, demonstrates proactive communication, problem-solving skills.

  • Adaptable; has the ability to change priorities against changing client and team needs.

About FleishmanHillard   

FleishmanHillard is part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Our award-winning agency specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, research and analytics, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We’ve been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; the Human Rights Campaign’s “ Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality; the Human Rights Campaign’s “ Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality; and NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for a decade. We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, with a longstanding worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com  

FleishmanHillard is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, alienage, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local laws. 

Please do not contact the office directly to apply – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered. If you need assistance reviewing career opportunities or completing an application, please call 314-982-6283 or email our.

Job Locations US-MO-Kansas City

ID 2020-4402

Position Function Public Relations

Job Classification Full Time

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