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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Weber Shandwick - Account Supervisor

Weber Shandwick, recognized as 2006 Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News and as “the gold standard” by the Holmes Group in its 2006 Agency Report Card, is a leader in global marketing public relations and corporate communications counseling. Our mission is tied to one goal – winning for our clients. With unparalleled depth and breadth of expertise, the finest talent in the industry and a commitment to delivering measurable results, Weber Shandwick creates what clients need to grow: a legion of believers, supporters, allies and fans. We develop programs designed to move people faster to the highest form of loyalty – advocacy – by mobilizing advocates for our clients early on in the communications process.

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for an Account Supervisor to support the strategic and tactical communications strategies for a major agribusiness client based in Minnesota. The Account Supervisor will develop and oversee core media relations and grower outreach programs and lead and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and implementing internal communications, media relations, and/or marketing communications programs for agricultural companies. Applicants need to have a strong interest in agriculture (specifically crop production), solid media relations skills, experience in developing and maintaining strong client relations, and excellent writing skills. The ideal candidate will be a motivating team player and leader.
Qualifications include:
• BS degree in journalism, public relations, communications (agricultural communication or journalism a plus)
• A minimum of 5 years public relations experience, with a strong PR agency orientation
• Experience working in agriculture communications
• Outstanding writer with a proven track record for media pitching
• Expert relationship-building skills
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