Account Executive, Brand (Consumer Corporate)

US-NY-New York
Position Type
Full-Time Salary




Ketchum’s New York office is looking for an Account Executive to join our growing Brand practice. Are you interested in working on a fast-paced account that impacts your everyday life?  


About the Job

  • Support a top global client of Ketchum’s that spans across paid, earned, shared and owned
  • Act as a strong resource for the team and continually foster the client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients
  • Continually build understanding and knowledge of the clients' business and industry; apply this knowledge in preparing and presenting strategic programs and recommendations
  • Support the client and internal teams on consumer activations, corporate and executive visibility work, thought leadership, media relations and narrative development  
  • Conduct media outreach and build and foster relationships with key media
  • Manage media events, execute programs, and manage vendor relationships on behalf of the team
  • Be flexible and facilitate collaboration within the account team; coordinate team resources and create opportunities for junior staff to take on more responsibility; fully utilize agency resources including liaising with digital, influencer, video, research, creative and entertainment teams within Ketchum
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including pitches, press releases, byline articles, speeches, briefing sheets, client correspondence and reports
  • Verify information to ensure accuracy of media materials and contacts; maintain and create media lists
  • Prioritize assignments and meet deadlines, actively communicate progress and deliverables
  • Proactively offer creative and interesting ideas for the client and implement new ways to meet client needs
  • Actively contribute to the development of PR plans
  • Execute and implement plans
  • Support billing and administration including creating vendor purchase orders, drafting SOWs, drafting program budgets, etc.; liaise with internal finance teammates
  • Take advantage of internal and external networking opportunities to enhance professional development and agency/office visibility


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
  • Strong relationships with reporters across several verticals including, but not limited to, those covering finance, technology, payments, and retail



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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