Senior Account Executive

Position Type
Full-Time Salary


Do you think outside the box? If so join Ketchum South as a Senior Account Executive. Our team of leaders is dedicated to creating exciting programs that make a business impact and truly affect the lives of our clients’. In this role, you’ll be the day-to-day contact on key accounts. And you’ll be at the multi-agency table with top industry partners where you’ll be expected to hold your own. You’ll be responsible for bringing big strategic ideas and partnerships as well as thinking through media strategy. Does this sound exciting to you?

About the Job

A Senior Account Executive must be able to manage the budgets and teams on sizable accounts with responsibility for profitability, incremental growth, quality of account service and employee development. S/he must be able to multitask efficiently and have excellent communication, writing, editing, social/media relations skills, able to spot trends, and apply various measurement tools on the accounts s/he manages.


  • Act as a primary contact to clients and play key role in managing accounts
  • Deliver high-quality written and verbal content, and present persuasively; draft, review and edit communications plans and strategy documents
  • Have a strong grasp and understanding of the industry team joined, along with understanding of client and business needs and goals
  • Stay abreast of trends and client competition
  • Demonstrate full range of media and business communications knowledge
  • Provide strategic guidance to clients, anticipate needs and issues, troubleshoot problems and bring new ideas
  • Develop programs and collaborate effectively; use metrics and analytics to build business cases and provide insight and counsel to clients
  • Drive effective implementation of projects, identify appropriate resources and delegate work appropriately
  • Manage projects, deliver highest-quality work on time and on budget, and provide timely progress reports
  • Be proficient at writing and editing materials including client press releases, bylined articles, correspondence, blog, social media content and reports
  • Work with top-tier media, including proactive pitching and relationship management
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of emerging channels like social media, video and content partnerships in relation to media mix
  • Identify client needs, create program recommendations – working cross-functionally within the agency – and sell ideas into clients when appropriate
  • Work with media teams to spot social and digital trends and insights and share with teams in order to mobilize, develop and motivate
  • Actively participate in seeking new business opportunities, and join in the pitch process and networking
  • Be familiar with agency resources and capabilities
  • Drive accountability among team members, and work with account lead to ensure team billability
  • Contribute to management of client budgets, working closely with junior team members, finance team members and project managers
  • Communicate clear, progressive direction to team members, and provide day-to-day direction of junior-level team members, including delegation, delivery of feedback and project management
  • Support agency thought leadership efforts by contributing blogs, Instant Insight videos and more
  • Foster respect and collaboration within the team; share credit; actively involve and engage team; and build strong relationships


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. Master’s degree in a communications field desirable
  • Three to six years of agency and/or in house public relations experience
  • Demonstrated track record in building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results
  • Proven track record in growing business
  • Direct experience in building and managing teams
  • Broad-based exposure to all skill areas, including proposal planning, writing and presentations, media relations, and consultative selling

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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