New York, Dallas, Chicago

Ketchum: Senior Account Executive, Financial & Professional Services

We are looking for a Senior Account Executive to join our financial & professional services industry group! 

About the Job

  • Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
  • Act as day-to-day client contact; continually foster client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients
  • Play key role in planning and implementation of account activities including special events, media events, media relations, social media, desk-side briefings, program implementation, etc.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including client correspondence, press releases, media pitches, reports, etc.
  • Develop and monitor program plans and budgets for profitability; report status to client and agency management on a regular basis
  • Continually build understanding and knowledge of clients' business and competitive environments; apply this information in preparing and presenting strategically focused programs and recommendations.
  • Develop an understanding of research methods, coordinate internal and external resources
  • Be flexible and facilitate teamwork within account team; coordinate team resources and create opportunities for junior staff to take on more responsibility; fully utilize agency resources to create the "best teams" for your clients

Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field preferred 
  • Three to five years of experience in public relations agency or similar position
  • Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities
  • Professional services experience a plus

About Ketchum

As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!

What we offer

  • Robust benefits program 
  • Generous time off policies 
  • Retirement program with company match 
  • Workplace flexibility 
  • Business casual dress code 
  • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
  • Yoga @ work 
  • Professional learning and development opportunities 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
  • Transit benefits  

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