The assistant provides support to the firm’s Chief Strategy & Creativity Officer and leader of Ketchum 50+. The role includes organizing and running leadership meetings for the firm’s Strategic & Creative Planners around the world, organizing and running monthly Creative Community continuing education webinars, planning – and occasionally facilitating brainstorms and IMstorms on behalf of Strategic & Creative Planners for their clients, entirely running Mindfire, the firm’s college creativity crowdsourcing platform, managing the firm’s contracts and utilization of creative resources including the Cannes Archives and Contagious, scheduling Cannes Inspiration workshops for clients and prospects, and serving as a liaison between account teams and the awards team to optimize Ketchum’s reputation for creativity. Please note: this role has a specialty focus working with the healthcare team. In addition, the assistant will support the growth of Ketchum 50+, including proprietary research support, preparation of thought leadership presentations and speeches, new business pitches, and collaboration with analytics/influencer/digital specialties. These duties are in addition to providing administrative support to the Chief Strategy & Creativity Officer (Karen Strauss), inclusive of new business pitch support, travel planning, scheduling, budgeting, time entry, and thought leadership support (speeches, blogs, byliners).
Manage Mindfire, the college creativity crowdsourcing site – including college outreach/registration and internal Ketchum creative challenge recruitment and idea write-ups
Challenge development and content maintenance
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.