Account Executive, Brand (Fashion/Home Decor)

ID
2017-9175
Category
Brand
US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full-Time Salary

Overview

Ketchum Join Us Banner for portals JAN 2016

 

Our NY office is looking for an account executive for our growing Brand Practice. Clients are global players in the fashion, home décor and consumer tech space.

 

About the Job

  • Act as day-to-day client contact; continually foster client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients.
  • Play key role in planning and implementation of account activities including special events, media events, media relations, social media, desk-side briefings, program implementation, etc.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including client correspondence, press releases, media pitches, reports, etc.
  • Develop and monitor program plans and budgets for profitability; report status to client and agency management on a regular basis.
  • Continually build understanding and knowledge of clients' business and competitive environments; apply this information in preparing and presenting strategically focused programs and recommendations.
  • Develop an understanding of research methods, coordinate internal and external resources.
  • 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.

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, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Two to three years of experience in a public relations agency setting plus PROVEN SKILLS in media pitching
  • Experience and contacts with media that have a strong focus in fashion or consumer tech would be a plus

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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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