Account Supervisor Food Public Relations

Porter Novelli

Porter Novelli is a global purpose communication consultancy with offices across the US and internationally in London, Mexico City, and Canada. Our mission is to work with clients to find their authentic ambition to make a positive impact on society. We craft a unique brand position and build internal and external communication strategies that drive perception and the bottom line. We know that having a clear purpose is essential to building a customer base that will support and advocate on behalf of any organization in any situation. And we can prove that companies with recognized values and vision perform better, year over year. This is our value proposition and our heritage. It’s what sets Porter Novelli apart.

Position Details

Account Supervisor Food Public Relations
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

We are seeking a media relations guru to work with iconic brands in the food and QSR space. You should have strong media relations and event planning experience, along with strong presentation skills.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Act as a day-to-day client contact delivering consistent, high-level client service 
  • Collaborate with account planning and research to develop program strategies 
  • Plan and execute highly creative media relations programs directed at consumer food media nationally 
  • Oversee the development of communications content and collateral targeted to multiple audiences, including consumers and food professionals. 
  • Produce communications results that support client goals 
  • Develop and manage substantial and complex budgets and timelines for multiple projects 
  • Supervise and mentor junior account team members 
  • Represent our clients among outside organizations and vendors

The Experience That Will Contribute To Your Success:

  • College degree required with a minimum 4 years relevant work experience with a minimum of 2 years agency experience 
  • Experience working within the consumer food category is preferred 
  • Proven success pitching and delivering high-profile media stories and building relationships with food media and bloggers 
  • Strong event planning experience 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Solid understanding of public relations and integrated marketing principles, including digital and social communications experience 
  • Solid understanding of what makes news, influences stakeholders, and drives conversations among journalists and influencers – both online and offline 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large projects, budgets and teams 
  • Strong client relations skills with ability to anticipate client needs and quickly solve problems 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in both team and independent environments

The anticipated salary range for this position is $80,000 - $100,000. Salary is based on a range of factors that include relevant experience, knowledge, skills, other job-related qualifications, and geography. Benefits at Porter Novelli include a range of medical, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match and generous paid time off benefits are also available. Employees from diverse or underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

As an Omnicom company, Porter Novelli offers a robust suite of benefits for our employees:

  • Medical & Prescription 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • 401k (with discretionary employer match) 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability & Life Insurance 
  • Vacation, Sick & Personal Days 
  • 14 Paid Company Holidays (including the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day) 
  • Parental Leave 
  • Family Forming Benefits 
  • Wellness Benefit 
  • Hybrid Working Environment

Our ambition is simple – to become the most passionately recommended agency in the world. If you are a communications professional that shares our Social Purpose values of embracing imagination, collaborating fiercely, digging deeply, standing up for the right idea, liberating greatness and making a positive impact there's a home for you at Porter Novelli—Join Us.

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