RD / Nutrition Communications Specialist - Food, Chicago

Do you have a passion for food and working in the food and nutrition sector? Do you follow the top food companies and dream of working with them someday? Are you energized by integrated communications and nutrition-related programming? If so, FleishmanHillard Chicago, one of the firm’s hubs for food and nutrition communications is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and self-starting communications professional who is an RD and has a background in nutrition and food science communications to join our growing team. You will be engaged immediately as a core team member assisting with communications plans, collateral materials and media outreach for various clients and new business opportunities.

At FH Chicago, we work hard, have fun, do good, and win awards. From our vantage point 23 floors above Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, our creative, collaborative, diverse, “what-if” culture sets the stage for delivering game-changing work for our clients, which include some of the world’s most well-known brands in the food and beverage, financial and professional services, and healthcare industries. Our team is excited and proud to work with these household names every day, delivering expertise in all aspects of corporate communications and consumer brand marketing — from media and influencer relations to crisis and issues management and everything in between. 

FleishmanHillard is an entrepreneurial, collaborative environment that values talented, creative people who like to work with others to create cutting-edge programs for our clients. More than 90 percent of FH clients work with teams from more than one geographic location, and across multiple practice offerings. We believe a diverse team brings a wider range of personal and professional experiences and perspectives, and 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.


  • Share knowledge and understanding of food industry and issues related to nutrition, labeling, regulatory affairs and marketing
  • Develop and edit high-quality written materials, including media correspondence, client communications, press releases, fact sheets, website and social media marketing copy, and other internal and external communications materials
  • Support the execution of strategic outreach plans to external audiences: consumers, media, third-party organizations, healthcare professionals, nutrition professionals, etc.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of digital/social media plays in integrated communications strategies
  • Develop and manage project timelines and corresponding project budgets
  • Show contagious enthusiasm and willingness to jump in and get the work done in a dynamic agency environment
  • Work effectively within a team, demonstrate proactive communication, problem-solving skills
  • Be adaptable and able to change priorities against changing client and team needs


Key Qualifications :

  • Registered dietitian (RD), Masters in Nutrition Communications a plus
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience as a registered dietitian or related experience
  • Minimum of 1-3 year agency experience with client-facing experience a plus
  • Registered dietitian (RD), Masters in Nutrition Communications a plus
  • Current member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (registered dietitians or those preparing to become a registered dietitian)
  • Must be adept at interpreting nutrition science data and communicating nutrition/scientific ideas in a way that is understandable to the general consumer and media audience
  • Versatile, persuasive writing skills and experience developing high-quality written materials, including communications plans, client correspondence and media communications, across multiple media, including web, newsletters, media relations and social media
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills, with a proven track record in messaging and positioning
  • 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
  • Available to work a full-time schedule
  • Minimal travel for client-related needs may be required
  • Degree in nutrition sciences, dietetics, food science, communications, journalism or marketing required



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.

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