Assistant Account Executive - Agribusiness

Location:Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range:Commensurate with experience.
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Excellent benefits.
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Agribusiness
Description:Assistant Account Executive
PadillaCRT is looking for an enthusiastic communications professional to join our agribusiness and environmental sciences team . Prefer candidates with one to two years of post-college experience in marketing communications or public relations, although recent graduates with degrees in ag journalism, ag communications or related fields will be considered, as will candidates with ag-related job experience.

Required skills: excellent writing; ability to understand and explain complex subjects; understanding of media relations; self-starter and strong work ethic. Agency experience is a plus.

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 and researching venues.
• Conducting media calls.
• Scheduling editor appointments for media tours and trade shows.
• Researching.
• Drafting social media posts and contributing ideas to enhance clients’ digital presence.
• Managing press materials.


PadillaCRT is one of the top 10 independent public relations and communications agencies in the country, formed through the acquisition of CRT/Tanaka by Padilla Speer Beardsley. The firm helps clients engage and inspire stakeholders in the health care, food and beverage, consumer goods, financial services, manufacturing, technology, agribusiness and recreation sectors.

PadillaCRT has specialized talent in branding, research, corporate and investor relations, creative, digital, crisis management, social media and mobile communication, and is a founding partner of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, a partnership of 100 independently owned partner offices in 133 cities on six continents. PadillaCRT clients include 3M, BASF, Barnes & Noble College, Cargill, Charles Schwab, Ditch Witch, Girl Scouts of the USA, Hass Avocado Board, Land O’Lakes, Merck, Rockwell Automation, RTI Surgical, SAP, UnitedHealth Group, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and Wines from Rioja (Spain).

Over the years, PadillaCRT has been recognized with more than 300 national and regional awards for its strategic counsel, creativity, workplace culture and community service, including PRSA Silver and Bronze Anvils, PRWeek Awards, IABC Gold Quills and Holmes Report SABRE Awards.

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

Please apply through the agency’s website www.padillacrt.com.
Duties: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 and researching venues.
• Conducting media calls.
• Scheduling editor appointments for media tours and trade shows.
• Researching.
• Drafting social media posts and contributing ideas to enhance clients’ digital presence.
• Managing press materials.

Qualifications:PadillaCRT is looking for an enthusiastic communications professional to join our agribusiness and environmental sciences team . Prefer candidates with one to two years of post-college experience in marketing communications or public relations, although recent graduates with degrees in ag journalism, ag communications or related fields will be considered, as will candidates with ag-related job experience.

Required skills: excellent writing; ability to understand and explain complex subjects; understanding of media relations; self-starter and strong work ethic. Agency experience is a plus.


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