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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Weber Shandwick - Account Supervisor – Food and Farm Advocacy

The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick is looking for an Account Supervisor to become part of our growing food and farm advocacy practice.  In this role, you will provide strategic counsel to clients and manage the implementation of projects in a timely, deadline-focused way.  Your scope of responsibility will include media relations, community relations, public affairs, and events as well as supervising junior staff members.   We’re looking for an enthusiastic PR practitioner who wants to be part of our exciting growth and make a difference for our clients.  The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and implementing internal communications, media relations, and/or marketing communications programs, for agricultural and food industry companies.  Applicants must have a strong interest in agriculture and food policy, solid media relations skills, experience in developing and maintaining strong client relationships, and excellent writing skills.  The ideal candidate will be a motivating team player and leader.
Attributes of the Account Supervisor: 
  • Self confident, flexible and open to feedback
  • Facilitator and team builder
  • Highly organized and thoughtful in approach
  • Analytical and consultative
  • Open and collaborative
  • Able to multi-task, and recognize priorities
  • Patient and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Able to identify and frame problems and provide solutions
Qualifications include:
  • BS degree in journalism, public relations, communications (agricultural communications or journalism a plus)
  • 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
  • Committed to providing the highest level of service to clients
  • Proven track record of leveraging experience and knowledge to develop and lead strategic and tactical plans to support client goals
  • Able to confidently engage with clients to define needs and expectations.
  • Ability to collaborate on projects and communicate results
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.
Weber Shandwick is an equal opportunity employer.  EEO/AA.M/F/D/V