Account Executive, Corporate PR

ID
2017-8901
Category
Corporate
US-IL-Chicago
Position Type
Full-Time Salary

Overview

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Ketchum Midwest is looking to add an Account Executive to our office.  This is a tremendous opportunity to work on high profile accounts, learn all aspects of the communications business and be exposed to senior leaders. Our ideal candidate is someone who knows PR and has a genuine interest in corporate communications.

 

We are a team of energized PR pros who deliver highly strategic, media savvy and results-oriented work for our clients.  And we are committed to our people, their development and their future career aspirations. Although awards do not drive us, we are proud to be recognized as a “Top Place to Work” by PR News for the fifth year running!

About the Job

  • Build rapport and cultivate relationships with clients, through sound counsel, creative problem solving, idea generation, and flawless execution
  • Research, write, edit and present high-level materials, including communications plans, POVs, Q&A’s, press materials and social content
  • Manage financials and implementation of client programs and projects from concept to execution
  • Drive successful media relations efforts on behalf of clients through key message development, media training, pitching compelling stories and building strong relationships with industry and national business reporters, bloggers and influencers
  • Monitor, analyze and report on client/industry related news, coverage, research and on-line conversations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Two to four years of experience in a public relations agency with a focus on reputation, issues and crisis management
  • Strong corporate media relations experience required
  • Proficiency in social media platforms and experience in developing and implementing social strategies to achieve client objectives

About Ketchum

As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

 

We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  

 

Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

 

 

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