Account Executive- Food

The Opportunity:

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 food and ingredient clients. The account executive plays a pivotal role in managing and executing product promotions, new product introductions, influencer outreach, public education programs and digital communications.  The candidate must possess excellent writing and media relations skills, including a strong aptitude with paid and earned social media.

FleishmanHillard believes a diverse team brings a wider range of personal and professional experiences and perspectives. We recognize that diversity 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 include:

  • Handle day-to-day logistics for the account team by driving and implementing public relations strategies for a variety of clients in the food space.
  • Develop and edit high-quality written materials, including media correspondence, client communications, press releases, fact sheets, website and other internal and external communications materials.
  • 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.
  • Identify, cultivate and manage high-level relationships with influencers and industry experts.
  • Help shape client stories and messages, and actively pitch those communications with the goal of injecting the client into industry conversations.
  • Plan and execute trade shows and customer events, including preparation, on-site activities, customer meetings 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.

Key Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience gained in public relations, journalism or a similar field.
  • Degree in strategic communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, food/nutrition/dietetics or related field.
  • Experience in social media campaign implementation, content development and/or engagement.
  • Understanding of multiple social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
  • Versatile, persuasive writing skills and experience developing high-quality written materials, including communications plans, client correspondence, and media communications.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and executing results-oriented communications 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.
  • Enjoys brainstorming and strategic planning.
  • Works effectively within a team, demonstrates proactive communication, problem-solving skills.
  • Adaptable; ability to change priorities against changing client and team needs.

About FleishmanHillard:

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. Visit us at www.fleishmanhillard.com.

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group:

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

If you need assistance reviewing career opportunities or completing an application, please call 314-982-6283 or email our careers team.

Please do not contact the office directly to apply – only resumes submitted through this website will be considered.

  • Job ID: 3603
  • Location: Kansas City
  • No. of Positions: 1
  • Experience: 0-3 years