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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Assistant Account Executive, Agribusiness

Padilla Speer Beardsley is looking for an enthusiastic communications professional to join our agriculture and environmental-science practice. Candidates for the opening should have one-to-two years of post-college experience in marketing communications or public relations, preferably in agribusinesses. A degree in ag journalism, ag business or a related agriculture degree is preferred.

Required skills: excellent writer; ability to understand and explain complex subjects; experience with trade-media relations; self-starter and strong work ethic. Agency experience is a plus. Some travel is required.

The assistant account executive is responsible for many day-to-day PR activities, which can include:
  • Developing media and influencer lists.
  • Writing news releases, feature articles and proposal letters.
  • Assisting with event logistics, researching venues, invites.
  • Conducting media calls.
  • Scheduling editor appointments for media tours and trade shows.
  • Research.
  • Managing mailings and press kits.

Padilla is a communications and public relations firm with offices in Minneapolis and New York City. We are a multi-specialty agency, with experts in crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, marketing communications, media relations and public affairs. Our clients come from various industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, technology, consumer products, health care, retail, financial and more.

Padilla is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers excellent benefits. We strive for excellence. We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

Please send cover letter and resume referencing this job to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley, or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our web site at