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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

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 Communications 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 offers an exceptional work environment and benefits. We are an employee-owned firm, which contributed to our recognition as the nation’s “Top Agency to Work For” in 2010.

Our clients span various industries, including technology, consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more. Our staff includes experts in marketing communications, crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, media relations and public affairs.

We’re strategic. We deliver results. We have fun. And we’re seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.

If interested, please send a cover letter referencing this position, along with your resume, to Stephanie Grogg, Padilla Speer Beardsley,

Assistant Account Executive, Agribusiness

or 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415. For more information about Padilla Speer Beardsley, check out our website at