Account Executive/Senior Account Executive Food

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-GA-Atlanta | US-MA-Boston | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-WA-Seattle | US-DC-Washington
Public Relations
Regular Full-Time


Porter Novelli is a global purpose communication consultancy with offices across the US and internationally in London, Dublin, Mexico City, Canada & Brussels. Our mission is to work with clients to find their authentic ambition to make a positive impact on society. We craft a unique brand position and build internal and external communication strategies that drive perception and the bottom line. We know that having a clear purpose is essential to building a customer base that will support and advocate on behalf of any organization in any situation. And we can prove that companies with recognized values and vision perform better, year over year. This is our value proposition and our heritage. It’s what sets Porter Novelli apart. 


The Role


We are looking for an Account Executive/Senior Account Executive to help plan and implement strategic programs on behalf of our consumer B2B and B2C Chicago-based clients. This Account Executive will be responsible for developing press materials and digital content, pitching media, coordinating event logistics, managing third-party spokespersons, leading out on small campaigns, among other duties. The successful candidate will also contribute to the growth and development of the team by mentoring junior staff and providing support to senior staff members. 

What You Will Be Doing


  • Plan and execute client programs in a timely, efficient and high-quality manner under the direction of an Account Manager or higher-level supervisor. 
  • Attend in-person, client meetings and planning sessions, provide post meeting deliverables and facilitate brainstorms with internal team and client. 
  • Develop and edit written materials including press releases, digital content and general client correspondence. 
  • Lead media relations efforts for small campaigns including media target development, creative pitch ideation, outreach, and relationship building. 
  • Assess industry trends and identify/evaluate opportunities that amplify client priorities. 
  • Coordinating all aspects of event execution, including media relations efforts, vendor coordination, and staffing. 
  • Managing third-party spokespersons from contract negotiations to program implementation. 
  • Generate ideas for programs that map to client objectives and conduct relevant research. 

The Experience That Will Contribute To Your Success

  • Solid client relationship skills and a solution-oriented approach to work. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in developing digital content. 
  • Strong written and verbal skills, confident style in communicating with clients, and a proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks. 
  • Exhibit independence with respect to their responsibilities and a deep understanding of the clients, accounts, and industry. 
  • Ability to work well within a team environment, motivate staff and be effective under pressure. 
  • Positive, professional and flexible attitude. 
  • Passion for lifestyle brands and awareness of industry trends. 
  • Minimum of two - five years professional communications experience required 
  • Experience working with B2B and B2C clients on the agency side preferred 
  • Media relations experience required 
  • Relevant background working with food and nutrition clients and media preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree required 
    • Preferred in: Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or English 



Our ambition is simple – to become the most passionately recommended agency in the world. If you are a communications professional that shares our Social Purpose values of embracing imagination, collaborating fiercely, digging deeply, standing up for the right idea, liberating greatness and making a positive impact there's a home for you at Porter Novelli—Join Us. 


Porter Novelli is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment against any person on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other eligible veteran, age, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental handicap unrelated in nature and extent to an individual's ability to perform a job or any other characteristic protected by the employment discrimination laws in any state or political subdivision in which Porter Novelli does business. 


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