Senior Account Executive Ag, Sustainability, Integrated Comms

Hill & Knowlton

About Hill & Knowlton

Hill & Knowlton is the global strategic communications leader for transformation. We help brands, businesses and leaders build reputation, manage risk, and create breakthrough opportunities for growth. Founded in 1927, today’s Hill & Knowlton operates 70 offices in over 30 countries, providing advisory, public relations and creative solutions to local and global clients. Our global team offers integrated strategic services, grounded in deep sector expertise, and enabled by creativity and intelligence. Headquartered in New York, Hill & Knowlton is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups.

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Senior Account Executive Ag, Sustainability, Integrated Comms
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The H+K Strategies team is looking for a talented Senior Account Executive/Account Manager with strong writing, earned and social media experience to join our group. This is an opportunity to join a truly global team and do creative, integrated work that will make a positive impact on the world we live in, and on the economy, as we drive demand for an exciting client by showcasing its strong agriculture and sustainability credentials.

This growing team is fast paced and cares deeply about doing great work for our clients.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in earned media, with the ability to relentlessly pursue coverage and possess strong contacts within the national press, as well as experience in placing sustainability stories with top-tier, opinion-forming media.

The candidate should be equally confident in social media with a strong knowledge of key social platforms and the ability to develop social media strategy to reach relevant audiences and create compelling content that will cut through.

We are looking for someone who is both a self-starter and a team player – motivated to deliver results but also able to work effectively with colleagues.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Undergraduate degree in PR, Communications, Journalism, Media Studies or related 
  • 5+ years of communications/PR experience either agency or in-house; agency experience preferred; sector experience in retail and/or agriculture a plus 
  • Proven experience in media relations; a track record of success placing sustainability stories with national print, digital and broadcast outlets 
  • Experienced in all aspects of content + publishing and comfortable at the intersection of earned, owned and paid media 
  • Excellent knowledge of the social media landscape; experience developing social media strategy and creating and publishing content for brands/organizations 
  • Results-oriented – won’t stop until you deliver results 
  • Takes initiative; doesn’t wait to be told 
  • Experience or active interest in sustainability a plus

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive benefits package—including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, schedule flexibility (hours & location), fitness reimbursement, your birthday off and more 
  • A career working with and influencing bold, creative teams and client account that has a positive impact on the world 
  • An inspiring, passionate, driven, fun, and creative team culture 
  • Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, training and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best

The base salary for this position at the time of this posting may range from $60,000 to $140,000. Individual compensation varies based on job-related factors, including business needs, experience, level of responsibility and qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package, click here for more details -

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