• Senior Vice President, Corporate

    US-NY-New York
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
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    We are more than just a public relations and communications agency. We change the game with every campaign we touch for our clients through innovative and out the box ideas we manifest. In a culture which is fast moving, fun and collaborative; we are seeking only those who can inspire others, who are fearless and consider themselves one of the best in the business.


    We're looking for a Senior Vice President to work on one of our top 10 clients, a global brand, a leader in it's industry. We’re looking for someone who is a strategic thinker, creative, collaborative and highly detail-oriented. That’s right, you’ve gotta be the yin AND the yang.


    The ideal candidate has deep experience in both financial services and technology communications but can flex to brand PR. He/she understands how to work with complex, large clients and account teams, and how to manage them towards growth. This person must be intellectually curious, understand how the payments industry is changing.  This person will also be able to lead programs that focus on driving the client’s reputation and brand.

    About the Job

    • Serve as the senior agency contact to a large global account; lead and direct all program efforts to client satisfaction; bring a value-added  approach to all issues and projects
    • Drive integrated agency partnerships and relationships
    • Grow strong relationships with senior clients, counsel clients, and become a trusted advisor
    • Lead global design and influencer engagement of a large multi-national account.
    • Deliver strategic, engaging, and persuasive presentations to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues, and others.
    • Work with the senior creative lead to ensure the best work is produced for clients.
    • Lead projects from concept/planning to activation. Encourage effective delegation of project deliverables. Ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.
    • Manage account financials including accurate budget creation, allocation, and control. Ensure budgets are accurate when presented to clients; manage scope of work to those budgets and the budget tracker to ensure we stay on track.
    • Build and present concepts and programs for clients and new business opportunities and effectively counsel senior clients
    • Build, lead, and develop engaged and dynamic teams.
    • Foster respect and collaboration within the team and/or agency partners. Identify issues within the team and drive to resolution.
    • Ability to provide counsel and guidance around crisis and issues
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects/issues seamlessly


    • At least 14+ years of PR or advertising agency experience and/or a combination of in-house public relations / marketing communications experience. 
    • Must have proven experience developing and leading fully integrated PR campaigns for large world renowned brands. Proven experience counseling CMO levels.
    • Proven track record in growing business and driving partnerships and relationships with integrated agencies.
    • Direct experience in building and managing teams; proven experience developing best practices; must be solution oriented. Actively participates in professional and community networks within the PR industry.

    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. IND13


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