Assistant Account Executive, Corporate

ID
2017-9171
Category
Corporate
US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full-Time Salary

Overview

Ketchum Join Us Banner for portals JAN 2016

 

Break through with Ketchum's award winning Corporate Practice! We are currently in search of an Assistant Account Executive with excellent communication and writing skills to coordinate and manage the activities necessary to meet client and agency needs. This is a tremendous opportunity to work on a high profile multifaceted account, where your work is making a direct impact on our client’s business and helping achieve great results. Our team is always energized to deliver strategic, media savvy and results-oriented work so a competitive (and media loving) spirit would fit in well.

 

About the Job

  • Responsible for the day-to-day agency efforts on behalf of the client, occasionally taking an active role in program development and consistently playing an active role in the development of media materials
  • Responsible for tracking activities, placements and next steps on client and team activities
  • Maintain regular contact with clients to accommodate and better anticipate their needs; respond to their needs in a timely and efficient manner
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of materials including media releases, fact sheets, photo captions, client correspondence and reports
  • Research executives, conferences, and trending topics and summarize findings in succinct reports
  • Support the execution of media events, press conferences/briefings, media tours, etc. and develop editorial/media contacts
  • Responsible for tracking and managing the financial aspect of client accounts
  • Initiate and maintain a variety of status files including conference reports, contracts, job starts, production estimates, competitive activity and job status reports
  • Monitor internal status of jobs and due dates; advise senior team members of developments; verify billing accuracy
  • Facilitate and coordinate various project elements; prioritize and manage high volume of detail work
  • Research and pitch ideas to target media
  • Demonstrate a team player attitude by being flexible and responsible; be a self-starter
  • Continuously strive to increase knowledge of company policies and procedures as well as client business

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 Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Two or more years experience in public relations or a similar position in a non-agency setting
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to grasp complex business related subject matter of clients’ business
  • Familiar with social media platform and how to use it to drive brand awareness, engagement, and traffic to a website/social media pages, plus hands-on experience generating awareness through social media and online communities in relation to broader media mix
  • Ability to actively participate in the development of social media plans
  • Growing 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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