Senior Account Executive

ID
2017-9061
Category
Corporate
US-GA-Atlanta
Position Type
Full-Time Salary

Overview

Ketchum Join Us Banner for portals JAN 2016

Ketchum’s Atlanta office is looking to add a Senior Account Executive to their dynamic team. This is a tremendous opportunity to work on high profile accounts, where your work is making a direct impact on our client’s success and helping achieve great results. Come work with a team that’s energized to deliver highly strategic and results oriented work for their clients. 

 

Responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing client programs and activities; ensure that all programs are strategically on target with clients’ business objectives; maintain day-to-day contact with client; report program results to agency management and client.  

About the Job

  • Act as primary client contact; continually foster client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to client
  • Continually build understanding and knowledge of clients’ business and competitive environments; apply this information in preparing and presenting strategically focused programs and recommendations
  • Play key role in account activities including special events, media relations, program implementation, etc.
  • Be flexible and facilitate teamwork within account team; coordinate team resources and create opportunities for junior staff to take on more responsibility; fully utilize agency resources to create the "best teams" for your clients
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including press releases, byline articles, speeches, client correspondence and reports
  • Develop and monitor program plans and budgets for profitability; report status to client and agency management on a regular basis
  • Explore and create opportunities for incremental business growth within your clients’ organizations
  • Participate in the research, writing, and presentation of new business proposals
  • Take advantage of internal and external networking opportunities to enhance professional development and agency/office visibility
  • Seek counsel from financial manager to understand the client/agency financial policies and procedures as they relate to client plans/budgets; follow up on receivables
  • Develop an understanding of various research methods; coordinate internal and external resources in implementing research projects

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing, or a related field. Master’s degree in a communications field desirable
  • Four to five years of public relations experience; one to two years basic supervisory experience
  • Ability to quickly become knowledgeable of Ketchum’s proprietary tools and develop clear understanding of how to apply tools and technology to client work
  • Successful track record of helping to build and present concepts/programs for clients and effectively executing programs
  • Ability to translate social media and digital trends, technologies and metrics into conversational English
  • Ability to develop strategic digital recommendations and program tactics for clients
  • Be a hands-on team player adding value, sharing creative ideas, and executing successful PR programs

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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