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Esrock Partners is the premier food agency. Based in the suburbs of Chicago, the firm has 45 years of experience developing, nurturing, and growing food and foodservice brands. Our expansive knowledge of the food and foodservice industry landscape, best practices, and emerging trends make us an ideal partner for foodservice brands. We are a high-paced entrepreneurial environment where independent thinkers thrive and are successful. We’re a curious collection of artists, storytellers, brand fanatics, and number nerds who take our work seriously, but not ourselves. Learn more about our team and how we work on our Culture Page.

Communications Coordinator

Esrock is searching for a communications coordinator to add to our growing team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for supporting the Integrated Communications department on all facets of the business to ensure a streamlined process from start to finish. This role will be integral in ensuring department success as it will actively connect the centers of excellence across the Integrated Communications department (strategists, planners, analysts).


This position will tactically support each area of expertise within Integrated Communications while simultaneously developing a foundational understanding of communications strategy. This will be done by working alongside team members to find synergies in the business and developing proactive ways of working that streamline the department.


We’re looking for a growth-oriented individual who is excited and willing to contribute to the evolution of the Integrated Communications department.


Roles and Responsibilities



Actively monitor paid competitive advertising through trade enews and print

Create competitive reports when requested by clients

Support in research and outlines for thought leadership content

Participate and contribute to weekly status meetings


Media Planning, Buying & Execution

Support the Associate Directors/Planners in drafting and sending RFPs to vendors

Organize vendor responses in Esrock’s proprietary planning tool: Impact Planner

Support Planners/Directors in presentation deck creation, when requested

Draft Media Approval Forms (MAFs) after plans are approved

Work with vendors to secure dates, deliverables, and timelines

Support team in maintaining strategic specs documents and communicate needs to creative team members to ensure the full messaging strategy is executed

QC assets to ensure they mirror that of the communications strategy and are appropriately named to translate to the analytics reporting framework

Traffic campaigns by way of ad server setup and conversion pixel creation, placement, and testing on behalf of advertisers

Assist publishers with troubleshooting implementation and delivery

Support analytics team to actively combat reporting discrepancies



Manage vendor communication to receive frequent and accurate data

Create data templates at the campaign start and populate data received from partners on a defined cadence (bi-monthly/monthly)

Support data analyst in populating reporting dashboards when requested

Provide team with bi-weekly insight to campaign performance (health check indicating what is performing above or below average)

Proactively escalate issues and communicate potential challenges to media planner and appropriate account stakeholder(s)


Qualifications Needed

Bachelor’s degree in marketing or a related field

1-3 years experience at an ad agency or similar environment

Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, including Excel

Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to balance multiple projects at the same time

Strong time management skills and comfort streamlining projects when balancing requests from multiple team members and/or clients

Desire to work across multiple clients with diverse timelines and expectations

High integrity, energy, and desire to work in a results-oriented, fast-growth environment

Driven to question systems, tackle problems, and work with team members to solve analytics queries while maintaining ethical integrity

Desire to challenge ways of working–consistently propose opportunities for improved ways of working, optimized reporting outputs, and growth of the department

Ability to collaborate, and initiate collaboration with, remote team members


Qualifications Preferred

Understanding of the paid marketing space, specifically paid and owned channels


Medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance

401(k) program with employer match

Flexible spending account (FSA) and dependent care FSA

Agency bonus program

Perpetual learning

Flexible scheduling and remote working days

Paid time off

Fridays close early all year

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We are always eager to meet unique talent or expertise that can help grow our agency and our client's brands.