Posted by: Christie Nissen on February 1, 2023

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Overview Are you an entrepreneurial spirit who’s obsessed with food and agriculture and fascinated by today’s food landscape? Every day we help clients communicate about the way food is produced and how people consume it, both literally and figuratively. Moreover, we’re on the front lines of how crops are grown and food is made today and how they will be grown and made in the future. We help our QSR clients determine what’s now – and what’s next – for their menus and more. We win lots and LOTS of awards for our work, too. So, do you want to be a part of that? Do you like surrounding yourself with people who genuinely care about and enjoy working with each other? Yes, yes, and YES? Then stop reading this, put down whatever you’re snacking on and start applying for this job because it sounds like we’ll pair quite nicely!Ketchum is looking to add a Managing Account Supervisor to bring their passion and expertise for corporate reputation and food production to its impressive group of food, agriculture and ingredient clients.

Responsibilities Include:

About the Job

  • Build rapport and cultivate relationships with clients through sound counsel, creative problem solving, idea generation, and flawless execution
  • Review our client’s data and internal expertise to weave together powerful pitches
  • Develop relationships with journalists to connect them with information and
  • Drive successful media relations efforts on behalf of clients through key message development, media training, pitching compelling stories, building strong relationships with industry and national business/consumer reporters, bloggers, and influencers
  • Develop measurable programs that are on strategy and within budget
  • Manage financials, ensuring programs and projects are profitable
  • Analyze and report on client program metrics and shift direction as needed
  • Research, write, edit and present content to clients, including communications and marketing plans, POVs, Q&As, press materials
  • Draw from marketing and branding experience to support fully integrated campaigns for clients
  • Enroll and lead an integrated team of creative, media, digital, and analytics team members to exceed client objectives
  • Lead development of creative work with a creative team
  • Identify new opportunities with clients and prospective clients to build incremental business
  • Lead, manage, and motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback; identify beneficial training and development opportunities
  • Manage junior team members


We’re looking for required skills, and they can come from any combination of education and experience. Diversity of thought and background are encouraged. Typical qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field preferred. Master’s degree in a communications field desirable
  • 7+ years of experience of agency and/or corporate public relations experience, three years basic supervisory experience

About Ketchum

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

  • Workplace flexibility: work where you work best
  • Robust benefits program, effective within 30 days of hire
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Family Forming Benefits
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Generous paid time off includes vacation, wellness, and extended holiday schedule
  • Various development opportunities to enhance personal and professional life
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Monthly Cell Phone & Wi-Fi reimbursement

Interested? We’ve got an opportunity for you.The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $120,000. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, education, years of experience, past training, skills and abilities of applicant, internal equity and local geographic market data. A range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching, paid time off, and/or other benefits also are available.

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