Director, Food & Agriculture Communications

Washington, Washington DC

Finsbury Glover Hering

Finsbury Glover Hering (FGH), a leading strategic communications and government relations firm, is seeking an experienced communications professional to join the firm's Strategic Communications Food & Agriculture practice. This position is based in our Washington, D.C. office.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as day-to-day, client-facing communications lead for multiple clients in the food and agriculture industry
  • Project manage large initiatives and accounts, developing work plans and meeting client deliverables on time and on budget
  • Maintain expert knowledge of evolving policy and political issues that impact the food and agriculture sector
  • Help craft and deliver persuasive messaging and related collateral materials, simplifying complex legislative, regulatory, legal or other general issues
  • Leverage excellent food and agriculture media relationships and strong understanding of how to sell stories through earned and owned media channels
  • Interact on a daily basis with general press
  • Work with other FGH divisions to deliver integrated services (from government relations and advertising to content development and public opinion research)
  • Manage new business process and efforts

ATTRIBUTES

  • A BA/BS degree in a related field and 8-12 years of relevant experience, preferably at a food company; a communications firm that handles food, agriculture and related portfolios; or a state or federal agency or office that addresses food and agriculture policy
  • Experience with developing and managing integrated food and/or agriculture-focused communications campaigns, drawing from multiple disciplines including media relations, government relations, advertising, and public opinion research, in-house or at a public relations agency
  • Experience working with reporters and established media contacts in the food and agriculture space
  • Strong strategic thinker with understanding of how the larger economic and public policy landscape impacts clients' communications abilities and needs
  • Experience and ambition for sourcing and/or successfully leading efforts to obtain new business
  • A demonstrated capacity for leadership, communication and teamwork
Date added: 06 November 2021
Advertiser reference: 10440_2782803391