• Vice President, Corp Comms (Healthcare)

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    Ketchum is looking to hire a Vice President to work on a large growing account within our Health team. The ideal candidate is someone with a background in and passion for corporate communications, external relations and reputation.


    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.

    About the Job

    This is great 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 and public companies, understands what goes into building out corporate communication and reputation plans, excels at client service and can 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 implementation
    • Continually seek and drive new/incremental business opportunities
    • 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 drive incremental business and address client needs
    • Share knowledge throughout the agency to drive best practices and learning
    • Evaluate 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:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field preferred. Master’s degree in a communications field desirable
    • At least 9+ years of experience of agency and/or corporate public relations experience
    • Proven track record in growing business
    • Direct experience in building and managing teams

    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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