Account Executive, Sports

Sports & Entertainment
US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full-Time Salary


The growing Sports group seeks an Account Executive to join the team in our NYC office!

About the Job

At Ketchum Sports & Entertainment (KSE) we’re in the business of helping our clients get more out of the investment they’ve made in sports and entertainment.  From setting strategies to executing break through campaigns.


And, we have fun doing it.  This is a group of extremely driven team members, who are just that – a team.  It’s a roll up your sleeves environment where good ideas come from every level and we work seamlessly to deliver results for our clients, every time.


The Account Executive will play a significant day-to-day role on high profile KSE clients.  A demonstrated passion for media relations, knowledge of social media, and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment are a must. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and a passionate interest in sports PR, communications, events and the sports industry overall. 



  • Maintain regular contact with clients; proactively offer and implement new ways to meet client needs.
  • Monitor media for all relevant sports and sports business trends; report to team with insights relevant to clients.
  • Ability to learn, understand and adapt information for working with different sports leagues -- from NASCAR to Olympics -- and apply that knowledge across various client business including brand PR, corporate sponsorship, etc.
  • Conduct media outreach on behalf of clients in relation to events and spokespeople.
  • Work with other Ketchum account teams remotely across the country to provide sports-specific counsel.
  • Establish understanding and knowledge of the clients’ business and their competitive environments.
  • Participate in program presentations to clients or new business prospects.
  • Initiate implementation and logistical management of media events, press conferences/briefings, media tours, etc.
  • Under the strategic direction of senior management, act as the primary implementer of account plans.
  • Seek counsel from financial manager to be able to review financial reports, project budgets, and related financial materials. 


Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing or a related field
  • Two or more years of experience in public relations or similar position in a non-agency setting
  • Sports marketing experience required
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • A strong work ethic IND13

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.  

What we offer

  • Robust benefits program 
  • Generous time off policies 
  • Retirement program with company match 
  • Workplace flexibility 
  • Business casual dress code 
  • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
  • Yoga @ work 
  • Professional learning and development opportunities 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
  • Transit benefits

Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.


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