• Chief of Staff

    US-NY-New York
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    The CEO/ President is seeking a highly motivated and adaptable strategist and implementer with excellent communications skills, who excels at bridge building across organizational departments. This role provides a highly visible opportunity to make a difference as we seek to aggressively grow our global portfolio of business.

    About the Job

    The Chief of Staff, will support operational, financial, and communications activities in the office of the CEO/President to facilitate effective decision-making and implementation.  He/she will provide oversight and guidance to discreet projects and initiatives, particularly focused on the execution of the agency transformation, day-to-day work flow, and help support with corporate communications c-suite 

    • Support the CEO/President in the most strategic and timely aspects of her role
    • Establish trusted relationships across the extended management team, i.e., C-suite leaders, key client leaders, holding company leaders, etc., facilitating communication and serving as an extension of the CEO in staying connected to key leaders
    • Work closely with the senior leadership team to take issues off of the plate of the CEO/President, resolving concerns and challenges and capitalizing on opportunities
    • Track and keep the CEO/President and members of the extended leadership team apprised of progress on key priorities
    • Work with strategy implementation team to build out infrastructure and process to enable agency transformation
    • Liaiseand actively support in the development with corporate communications team on the internal and external communications on behalf of the CEO; attend as needed external events for support 
    • Prepare content, presentations and follow up to be used by the CEO/President for internal and external meetings
    • Attend key leadership and planning meetings with the CEO/President and manage follow-up on commitments and action items


    • Must be based in New York
    • Strong writing, project management, Microsoft Office skills
    • A respected and trusted colleague able to build relationships quickly with internal and external stakeholders
    • A highly effective influencer
    • Strong financial acumen and knowledge of financial processes
    • An excellent listener and communicator with a high EQ
    • Focused and driven to excellence at the accomplishment of all tasks
    • Embraces accountability
    • Strategic prowess
    • A healthy dose of professional humility and curiosity
    • A balance between adaptability and knowing when to stay the course
    • Exemplary team player and collaborator
    • Highly organized IND13 #LI-ML1

    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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