Account Supervisor, PR

Ketchum, Inc. Chicago, IL

Ketchum's Chicago office is seeking an Account Supervisor to join our brand and corporate practice. We're looking for self-starters with an entrepreneurial spirit.

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

* 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 public relations programs that are on strategy and within budget

* Manage financials, ensuring programs and projects are profitable

* Analyze and report on client program metrics and on-line 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


* 6+ years of experience in marketing, public relations, and/or communications required, agency and prior supervisory experience desired

* Experience with corporate clients, food CPG or big consumer brand accounts#LI-ML1

* Experience in developing and implementing social strategies to achieve client objectives IND13

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.