• Vice President, B2B Corporate Communications

    Corporate Communications
    US-NY-New York
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    Ketchum’s New York office is looking to add a Vice President to work on a large growing account within our Financial and Professional Services team working on B2B corporate communications. Ideal candidate is someone who understands the payments space and the technology behind it.  

    About the Job

    We are more than just a public relations & communications agency. We change the game with every campaign we touch for our clients through the innovative and out the box ideas we manifest. In a culture that is fast-moving, fun and collaborative, we are seeking only those who can inspire others, who are fearless and consider themselves one of the best in the business. Is that you?  If so, stop reading and start applying.



    This is a truly awesome opportunity to work on a high-profile client and be a part of meaningful work. Ideal candidate is a strategic communications guru, someone with experience working on large brands, understands technology, excel at client service and has the ability to successfully drive teams, project manage and thrive in an integrated team environment.


    • Serve as senior counselor for clients in the areas of all forms of communications and brand reputation, including developing strategies, providing counsel, developing plans on an ongoing basis and leading plan execution
    • Continually seek and drive new/incremental business opportunities; play a leadership role in new business proposal development and presentations
    • Drive growth and long-term engagements with existing clients
    •  Seek opportunities to develop new approaches to reputation management and position self within the agency, among clients and industry as a leader in the field who is sought for senior-level counsel
    • Strive for impeccable client service personally, and by driving the team to meet and exceed agency’s standards and client expectations
    • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of clients’ businesses and industries anticipating and addressing opportunities and issues
    • Take responsibility and hold team accountable for profitability for new and existing client business
    • Manage financial performance of client team
    • Support client directors and/or senior counselors on each piece of business to incremental business and address client needs
    • Share knowledge throughout the agency to drive best practices and learning
    • Evaluate team employees’ performance and support their career development
    • Ensure staff utilization and promote staff-sharing across practices and offices



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


    • Minimum 10 years’ experience working in corporate communications, public relations;  minimum of 6 years’ supervisory experience
    • Demonstrated track record of building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results
    • Ability to successfully manage teams to exceed client expectations
    • Proven ability to help drive growth and win new/incremental business
    • Ability to successfully collaborate and drive an integrated team
    • Strong communication and presentation skills to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others
    • Understanding of Digital/Social/Online communications tools



    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  

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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