Ketchum U.S.

Senior Account Executive, Consumer Packaged Goods

US-DC-Washington | US-IL-Chicago



We are looking for a Senior Account Executive to join our team! 


In this role you will have the opportunity to support a top tier consumer packaged goods brand drive engagement and awareness within integrated marketing campaigns. In this role you will have the potential to work on earned media campaigns, influencer programming, strategic and creative planning and experiential launch moments.


We are a fast-paced team with energetic clients that are continually looking for creative solutions to execute engaging content. Work includes sustainability, corporate social responsibility and multi-cultural focused programming. The team is looking for a proactive communicator who is excited about consumer marketing and can support the execution of large-scale, nationally recognized campaigns.

About the Job

About the Job

  • Research and write press releases, briefing documents, key messages, Q&As, fact sheets, pitches and other materials
  • Support media relations efforts on behalf of clients through pitching compelling stories and media strategy
  • Build and maintain media lists
  • Monitor, analyze and report on relevant client/industry related news
  • Support the execution of large-scale events, celebrity media days, charitable partnerships and national campaign launches
  • Research and evaluate thought leadership opportunities for key brand spokespeople
  • Provide review and counsel for influencer vetting and content
  • Bring creative ideas and solutions-oriented thinking to program execution
  • Have a pulse on the CPG industry, the media landscape and social media platforms to help provide insights and guidance on programs
  • Provide support for media monitoring and program recapping
  • Proofread and edit documents; consolidate team edits; maintain records of supporting reference materials.
  • Respond to requests for information from clients, team members and other agency employees with accuracy and in a professional and timely manner.
  • Support billing procedures within the team (according to client project) by maintaining billing, invoices and job numbers
  • Flex to support teams across multiple programs and clients throughout the year depending on campaign launch times

About You

  • Proven organizational skills, knows when to elevate challenges quickly and has an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Be proactive and highly motivated; demonstrating the ability and desire to work independently and confidently, but also as part of a team 
  • Comfortable taking direction and using your initiative
  • You are a good communicator who is comfortable asking questions
  • Expresses curiosity and a thirst for knowledge
  • Solid writing skills; good desktop research skills; naturally interested in exploring new topics
  • Background in consumer brand public relations preferred


We’re looking for required skills, and they can come from any combination of education and experience. Diversity of thought and background are encouraged. Typical qualifications include:

  • 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

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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