• SAE/Project Manager, Corporate

    Project Management
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    Do you think outside the box? If so, join Ketchum South (Dallas) as a Senior Account Executive. This position will have a great opportunity for project management on a top client account.  Our team of leaders is dedicated to creating exciting programs that make a business impact and truly affect the lives of our clients’. In this role, you’ll be the day-to-day contact on key accounts. And you’ll be at the multi-agency table with top industry partners where you’ll be expected to hold your own. You’ll be responsible for bringing big strategic ideas and partnerships as well as thinking through media strategy. Does this sound exciting to you?



    About the Job

    Overview: Scope budgets and timelines, identify and activate resources, track and monitor budgets, ensure work is delivered on time and on budget.


    • Deep passion for project management
    • Work with internal teams to develop estimates, budgets and timelines for projects and SOWs
    • Monitor and track project progress, including producing and distributing status tracking reports and providing proactive recommendations to ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget
    • Facilitate conversations when projects start to go off track with enough time to address issues to minimize missed deadlines, bloated scopes or blown budgets. Report and escalate issues to management as needed.
    • Stay abreast of trends and client competition
    • Demonstrate full range of media and business communications knowledge
    • Provide strategic guidance to clients, anticipate needs and issues, troubleshoot problems and bring new ideas
    • Develop programs and collaborate effectively; use metrics and analytics to build business cases and provide insight and counsel to clients
    • Be proficient at writing and editing materials
    • Demonstrate advanced understanding of emerging channels like social media, video and content partnerships in relation to media mix
    • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs and offer solutions when necessary
    • Act as a primary contact to clients and play key role in managing accounts
    • Deliver high-quality written and verbal content, and present persuasively; draft, review and edit communications plans and strategy documents
    • Have a strong grasp and understanding of the industry team joined, along with understanding of client and business


    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. Master’s degree in a communications field desirable
    • Three to five years of agency and/or in house public relations experience
    • Demonstrated track record in building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results
    • Proven track record in growing business
    • Direct experience in building and managing teams
    • Broad-based exposure to all skill areas, including proposal planning, writing and presentations, media relations, and consultative selling

    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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