Senior Associate MorganMyers is a strategic communications firm that builds, protects and promotes great brands that help feed the world. The person will have the opportunity to work on animal health and well-being and food related issues communications. We are looking for people with the passion to meet the needs of our clients! Our staff is friendly and dedicated to serving our clients' needs. If you are interested in learning more, read on for the specifics of the job of the Senior Associate. Check out our website at www.morganmyers.com. Please apply through http://www.milwaukeejobs.com/j/5685932 The mission of the Senior Associate is to develop and execute communications programs that help our clients build their brands, relationships and reputations. This position is an opportunity to work on animal health and well-being and food related issues communications. This person is responsible for developing and implementing integrated communications projects and programs that meet and exceed both client and MorganMyers expectations for quality and cost-effective service, and has a responsibility to contribute to the growth and profitability of MorganMyers. Essential Functions/Responsibilities: Recommend, develop and implement world-class communications programs that will help client achieve its objectives Implement assignments, including preparation and management of communications plans, interviews, research, writing, design direction Manage client activities to ensure project completion in a timely, cost-effective and highquality manner On behalf of the client, build relationships with the media and other key stakeholder groups (influencers and associations) through use of appropriate PR techniques Support senior account personnel in client contact; manage expectations and keep projects on course Monitor time and expenses on assigned accounts Contribute to invoice preparation Contribute to preparation of budgets and income/expense projections Perform ongoing assignments under limited supervision Perform other duties as required by team leader Education/Experience: Degree in public relations, journalism or related communications field 3 to 7 years experience in marketing communications Agricultural, food or integrated marketing interest and/or experience is a plus Proven writing ability Fluency in Spanish helpful Knowledge/Skill Qualifications: Strong project management skills, as well as writing, interviewing and editing skills Ability to understand and translate technical information into marketing communications tools Knowledge of and ability to deal with agricultural issues and trends Excellent organizational abilities, utilizing personal skills, other people and material resources Extreme attention to detail Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously Ability to remain cool under pressure Self-confident and takes pride in high-quality work Respect for and support of other team members Desire to become immersed in the agriculture and food industries Physical/Mental Demands: Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials, and articulate goals and action plans. Must understand people and be able to communicate effectively with them. Must be able to handle frequent high-stress situations. Computer keyboarding and sitting at desk for extended periods of time are required as part of each day. Special Working Conditions: Work in a typical office setting. Up to 20% travel required annually.