Account Supervisor, Financial Communications

ID
2017-9157
Category
Corporate
US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full-Time Salary

Overview

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Ketchum’s Financial Communications practice is looking for an Account Supervisor to join their growing team. This person will work on developing financial and corporate communications programs for clients across North America and across various geographies. The qualified candidate will have responsibility for developing relationships and pitching financial and business media, counseling clients on investor and corporate issues, new business, account planning and supervision of account team members. Responsible for staff utilization and development, revenue generation, income projections, expense control, and administrative functions related to executing the annual business plan and in meeting profit objectives.

About the Job

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.

 

  • Act as primary client contact; continually foster client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients in all areas of financial communications and investor relations
  • 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, including the skills to translate corporate responsibility and environmental accomplishments into compelling storylines 
  • 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
  • Stay on top of corporate responsibility and sustainability trends in the industry; bring them to the attention of senior managers, associates and clients, as appropriate
  • Develop an understanding of various research methods; coordinate internal and external resources in implementing research projects

Qualifications

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 Economics, Finance or a related field; or an MBA
  • Five to seven years of experience encompassing investor relations/financial communications experience 
  • One to two years of basic supervisory/mentoring experience a plus
  • Advanced knowledge through 2-4 years of experience using social media platform and how to use it to drive brand awareness, engagement, and traffic to a website/social media pages in relation to broader media mix through
  • 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

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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