Assistant Account Executive, Consumer/Spirits

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



Do you love story telling?  Do you consider yourself media savvy and have an interest in influencer relations?  Are you looking to work on a high profile household brand and spirits account?  If so then consider making your next move as an Assistant Account Executive in our Brand practice.

About the Job


  • Assist with media backgrounders, client briefing books/materials, event logistics, etc.
  • Pitch writing and media relations – you will be picking up the phone to pitch!
  • Drive creative and innovative thinking to help expand lifestyle coverage
  • Act as liaison between account team and internal/external vendors and services, such as copy center, design, video production and promotions as needed
  • Create and maintain media lists; conduct media searches/inquiries
  • Prepare monthly activity reports and conference/meeting status reports for circulation to team members as needed
  • Light media monitoring
  • Coordinate team and/or client meetings as needed, including scheduling, meeting room set-up, catering and travel, as appropriate
  • Track event attendance and publications by media/influencers
  • Assist with the ownership of billing procedures within the team by maintaining billing, invoices and job numbers IND



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
  • AAE is not our entry level role. One to two years full-time experience in public relations
  • Interest in consumer lifestyle, spirits account
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • 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.  

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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