• Assistant Account Executive, Brand

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

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    Our NY office is looking for an assistant account executive to work on high profile accounts. Our ideal candidate would be a strong writer, detail oriented and client facing.  

    About the Job

    • Act as day-to-day client contact; continually foster client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients
    • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including client correspondence, press releases, media pitches, reports, etc.
    • Continually build understanding and knowledge of clients' business and competitive environments; apply this information in preparing and presenting strategically focused programs and recommendations.
    • Develop an understanding of research methods, coordinate internal and external resources
    • Responsible for tracking and managing the financial aspect of client accounts
    • Initiate and maintain a variety of status files including conference reports, contracts, job starts, production estimates, competitive activity and job status reports
    • Monitor internal status of jobs and due dates; advise senior team members of developments; verify billing accuracy
    • Facilitate and coordinate various project elements; prioritize and manage high volume of detail work
    • Research and pitch ideas to target media
    • Demonstrate a team player attitude by being flexible and responsible; be a self-starter
    • Continuously strive to increase knowledge of company policies and procedures as well as client business
    • Coordinate team and/or client meetings, including scheduling, meeting room set-up, catering and travel, as appropriate.
    • Create and maintain media lists; conduct media searches/inquiries.
    • Prepare monthly activity reports and conference/meeting status reports for circulation to team members.


    • AAE is not our entry level role. One to two years full-time experience in public relations 
    • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, English or a related field preferred
    • Excellent writing skills and intellectual curiosity are a must. Excellent competency in English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, logic and mathematics
    • Knowledge of contemporary business procedures, telephone etiquette and filing
    • Familiarity with social media and online communities in relation to broader media mix
    • Interest in social media platform and how companies are using the tools to drive brand awareness, engagement, and traffic to a website/social media pages
    • Aptitude to translate trends, technologies and metrics into conversational English
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Experience with Cision and Spredfast is a plus
    • Exhibit strong organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills including the ability to juggle multiple assignments / clients and cope with stressful situations; prioritize and handle high-volume detail work
    • Be enthusiastic, flexible and willing to go beyond assigned duties
    • Be a strong team player and have the ability to work autonomously



    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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