Ketchum Account Coordinator in San Francisco, California

Ketchum West (San Francisco) is seeking a dynamic food enthusiast to join our growing Food Practice.

We are looking for someone passionate about working on food accounts and plugged into the SF food scene. This role will have the opportunity to work on food brands in the consumer and business-to-business food integrated marketing space.

If you are in the know about rising star chefs and love keeping up on what is new and trending in the food space that would be a huge plus!

Sound like you? Yes….keep reading, this might be the perfect job for you.

  • Deliver high-quality written and verbal content, exhibit strong writing and presentation skills.

  • Establish relationships and maintain regular contact with key stakeholders, vendors, and clients.

  • Accommodate and anticipate client needs; respond in an efficient manner.

  • Play a supportive role in the development of social media plans.

  • Demonstrate familiarity with food and lifestyle writers and media outlets.

  • Responsible for day-to-day agency efforts on behalf of the client.

  • Support implementation of account plans.

  • Assist with research for new business opportunities and client presentations.

  • Prioritize own work, meet deadlines, and actively communicate progress and deliverables.

  • Assist with and coordinate projects and task execution. Manage detail work (this includes, but is not limited to, client meeting set-up: scheduling, meeting room set-up, catering, and travel).

  • Develop an understanding of research methods and coordinate internal and external resources.

  • Demonstrate project management and organizational skills.

  • Play a key role in account activities including special events, media events, building media relations, social media, desk-side briefings, program implementation, etc.

  • Perform ongoing client media monitoring and summary reports.

  • Develop and write media releases, fact sheets, media materials, byline articles, client correspondence, press releases, speeches, blog posts, social media content and reports.

  • Experience pitching media and obtaining media coverage.

  • Demonstrate and encourage creativity and innovation.

  • Actively participate in brainstorms and effectively utilize creative resources.

  • Take responsibility for personal development; learn about agency capabilities and strategic initiatives.

  • Serve as an active member of the team and demonstrate team-player attitude.

  • Complete individual tasks with minimal supervision.

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field preferred.

  • Previous internship exexperience in a public relations agency or a similar position.

  • Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environment.

  • Comfort and familiarity in social and online media a must.

  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities.

  • Results driven with a focus on delivering excellent client service.

  • Takes initiative and demonstrates flexibility when priorities shift.

  • Passion for food!

As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!

What we offer

  • Robust benefits program

  • Generous time off policies

  • Retirement program with company match

  • Workplace flexibility

  • Business casual dress code

  • Workplace and off-site social gatherings

  • Yoga @ work

  • Professional learning and development opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Paid maternity/paternity leave

  • Transit benefits

Interested? We’ve got an opportunity for you.

ID: 2018-9869

External Company Name: Ketchum Inc.

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Street: 1050 Battery Street