• Account Executive, Corporate & Technology

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

    Do you have a passion for and natural curiosity about the technology that with power our future? Do you want to help shape the reputation for them as they embark down the technology path? If yes, we have an opportunity for you! Ketchum’s New York office is looking to add an Account Executive with a passion for technology and media relations to our dynamic team – the same team that recently launched a Supercomputer into space.


    The ideal candidate will have experience executing strategic media programs, being a primary contact with clients and understanding and translating complex concepts for a broader audience. S/He will know (or have the capacity to get to know) the media and influencer landscape covering trends like artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). S/He will have the opportunity to challenge the status quo while being at the forefront in communicating some of today’s biggest technology trends and innovations for the future.


    This is a tremendous opportunity to work on a roster high-profile technology brands in a dynamic, award-winning and highly collaborative team environment. It doesn’t hurt to like to geek out on occasion, but it is not a requirement. A love of learning is a huge plus, however.


    Ketchum is committed to the development of its people, and we’ve created a culture where our people are energized to deliver highly creative, integrated storytelling and results-oriented work for clients. If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity and experiencing why we were named “Best Places to Work in PR”, we would love to hear from you!

    About the Job

    • Maintain regular contact with clients; proactively offer and implement new ways to meet client needs
    • Build understanding and knowledge of the clients’ business and their competitive environments
    • Build creative, integrated storytelling programs and campaigns designed to engage a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders 
    • Play key role in account activities including special events, media relations, program implementation, etc.
    • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including press releases, byline articles, blogs, speeches, client correspondence and reports
    • Continually build understanding and knowledge of clients’ business and competitive environments; apply this information in preparing and presenting strategically focused programs and recommendations
    • 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
    • Demonstrate knowledge of client media monitoring and be able to mentor for junior staff on the process
    • Lead project coordination and task execution including the prioritization of own work to meet deadlines, actively communicate progress and deliverables, as well as appropriate instruction to junior staff on projects and facilitate teamwork
    • Develop an understanding of various research methods; coordinate internal and external resources in implementing research projects
    • Participate in the research, writing, and presentation of new business proposals
    • Take advantage of internal and external networking opportunities to enhance professional development and agency/office visibility
    • Seek counsel from financial manager to understand the client/agency financial policies and procedures as they relate to client plans/budgets


    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing, or a related field. Master’s degree in communications (or another related field) desirable
    • Two+ years of public relations experience
    • Interest and/or experience in identifying and building strong editorial contacts
    • Interest and/or experience identifying and working with technology influencers
    • Ability to translate trends and technologies into conversational English
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Successful track record of helping to build and/or present concepts/programs for clients and of effectively executing programs
    • Hands-on team player adding value, sharing creative ideas, and executing successful communications programs

    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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