Account Executive/Senior Account Executive, Technology

US-CA-San Francisco
Position Type
Full-Time Salary


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Our San Francisco office is looking an Account Executive to join our ranks and work among some of the best in the industry. This is a tremendous opportunity to work on a portfolio of high profile accounts to help drive thought leadership, reputation management, product and executive visibility. Ideal candidate would have experience working on corporate or technology clients that have a focus on B2B.


About the Job

Ketchum’s Technology Practice is proud to represent innovative technology companies – from startups to household names – who are disrupting industries and changing the way we live, work and play. From enterprise technology to consumer electronics, AI, VR, health tech, transportation, finance, food and event sport, we partner with brands that are as passionate about what they do as we are to tell their stories.


Ketchum is committed to the development of its people, and we’ve created a culture where our people are energized to deliver highly creative, media-savvy and results-oriented work for clients. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, and experiencing why we were named  “Best Places to Work in PR”, we would love to hear from you!


  • Maintain regular contact with clients; pro-actively offer and implement new ways to meet client needs
  • Build understanding and knowledge of the clients’ business and their competitive environments
  • Play key role in account activities including program planning and implementation, media relations, social media, desk-side briefings, media events, etc.
  • Ability to actively participate in the development of social media plans and their execution
  • Demonstrate knowledge of media strategy and monitoring, and be able to mentor for junior staff on the process
  • Participate in new business opportunities/presentations and client presentations
  • Prioritize own work, meet deadlines, actively communicate progress and deliverables. Provide appropriate instruction to junior staff on projects and facilitate teamwork
  • Develop an understanding of research methods, coordinate internal and external resources
  • Cultivate and monitor program plans and budgets for profitability; report status to client and agency management on a regular basis


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Two to four years of experience in public relations agency or similar position in a non-agency setting; experience with corporate reputation management and/or tech B2B 
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities
  • Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast paced environment



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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