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Monday, September 19, 2011

Padilla Speer Beardsley - Account Executive

If you have a passion for public relations and an interest in the agricultural industry, we want YOU. Padilla Speer Beardsley, an integrated communications firm in Minneapolis, is looking for an account executive to join our agriculture and environmental-science practice.

Candidates need three to five years of public relations experience, plus excellent writing, editing and interviewing skills. The position requires strong organizational and project-management skills, including the ability to handle several projects simultaneously and move each to successful completion. Strong attention to detail is required.

The ideal candidate will have digital experience (Web, social media, etc.), and media relations experience with both general and trade publications. The ability to manage a clipping/reporting process is a plus.

As an AE, you would be responsible for day-to-day public relations activities, which can include:
·         Managing public relations tactics to be on time and budget.
·         Writing case histories, bylines, feature articles, Web content and news releases.
·         Planning and executing trade shows and client events.
·         Conducting media calls.
·         Scheduling editor interviews.
·         Assisting with research.

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