• Account Executive, Healthcare

    ID
    2018-9348
    Category
    Healthcare
    Location
    US-NY-New York
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    We are looking for an Account Executive to join our Healthcare team.  We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about healthcare and making a difference in the lives of patients living with a variety of disease states including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, and more. We are looking for Pharma PR guru who is a true team player, an exceptional manager and a superb client counselor.

     

    This is a truly career changing opportunity to work on high-profile accounts, sharpen your strategic thinking and employ your creativity in the healthcare space. Are you someone who lives, breathes, sleeps and eats PR? Do you want to work on big brands across pharma but also working on digital content, patient education and global awareness? Do you like to surround yourself with good, funny, kind, smart and fiercely loyal people? If you answered “YES!” to all of these questions, stop reading this and start applying for this position!

    About the Job

    • Perform a wide range of duties including development of client programs, strategic planning, staff development and financial management
    • Act as key project manager and contact to clients, continually fostering client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients
    • Provide strategic guidance to clients on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address clients’ needs
    • Troubleshoot clients problems as they arise; seek senior management input whenever appropriate
    • Motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback; encourage team to take advantage of training and development opportunities
    • Assist account team(s) in working effectively and in the best interest of client(s)
    • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials including client marketing materials, correspondence and reports
    • Ensure quality control on all external deliverables; attention to detail is a must
    • Strive to develop the best communication and presentation skills possible to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others
    • Manage account financials including budget allocation and control, time sheets, client billing, supplier invoicing and purchase orders
    • Access agency’s network of resources to deliver greatest value to clients
    • Work with account team(s) to build incremental business
    • Communicate account status to agency management regularly
    • Participate in new business programming and presentations

    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 Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or a related field
    • 3 to 6 years of marketing or PR experience with a specific focus on healthcare and pharma accounts
    • Familiarity working on a large, fast-paced agency team also a plus
    • Willingness to travel and staff evening and weekend events from time-to-time
    • Team player; organized, can prioritize
    • Self-starter and decisive yet knows when to approach senior staff when needed
    • Always thinking about the bigger picture, what more can Ketchum offer
    • Experience counseling senior level clients
    • Demonstrate advanced understanding of emerging channels like social media, video, and content partnerships in relation to media mix
    • Experience working in interagency teams with multiple marketing partners
    • Ability to quickly become knowledgeable of Ketchum’s proprietary tools and develop clear understanding of how to apply tools and technology to client work
    • Successful track record of helping to build and present concepts/programs for clients and effectively executing programs
    • Ability to spot digital trends and insights and share with teams in order to mobilize develop and motivate
    • Advanced knowledge in SEM optimization techniques and campaign monitoring
    • Ability to translate trends, technologies and metrics into conversational English

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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.  

    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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