Account Coordinator, Healthcare

US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full-Time Salary


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Ketchum’s NY Healthcare practice is expanding and looking to add an Account Coordinator to their dynamic team of talented professionals. Ideal candidate is someone with a genuine interest in healthcare/pharmaceutical public relations. We are committed to the development of our people, and have 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 by PR Week as “PR Agency of the Year” and “Best Places to Work in PR”, we would love to hear from you. 

About the Job

  • Respond to requests for information from clients, team members and other agency employees with accuracy and in a professional and timely manner
  • Passion for Healthcare
  • Coordinate team and/or client meetings, including scheduling, meeting room set-up, catering and travel, as appropriate
  • Coordinate new business for team/agency as appropriate by providing research information, preparation of materials and draft/format documents, and acting as a liaison between the design department and account team
  • Proofread and edit documents; consolidate team edits; maintain records of supporting reference materials
  • Act as liaison between account team and internal/external vendors and services, such as copy center, design, video production and promotions
  • Strong interest in media; read diverse array of newspapers and publications/trades
  • Create and maintain media lists. Conduct media searches/inquiries
  • Prepare monthly activity reports and conference/meeting status reports for circulation to team members
  • Maintain team/client files, including client/prospect mailing lists, contact sheets and relevant trade publications
  • Maintain ownership of billing procedures within the team (according to client) by maintaining billing book, invoices and job numbers


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, English or a related field preferred
  • Excellent competency in English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, logic and mathematics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of contemporary business procedures, telephone etiquette and filing
  • Exhibit strong organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills including the ability to juggle multiple assignments / clients and cope with stressful situations; prioritize and handle high-volume detail work
  • Be enthusiastic, flexible and willing to go beyond assigned duties
  • Be a strong team player and have the ability to work autonomously
  • Familiarity with social media and online communities in relation to broader media mix
  • Interest in social media platform and how companies are using the tools to drive brand awareness, engagement, and traffic to a website/social media pages
  • Aptitude to translate trends, technologies and metrics into conversational English

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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