• Account Executive, Purpose

    US-NY-New York | US-CA-San Francisco | US-IL-Chicago
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    Our Purpose team is looking for an Account Executive.  We’re in need of someone who’s collaborative and never backs down from a client challenge. This person needs to be fearless, detail-oriented, and have a deep passion for Corporate CSR and sustainability.


    This is a unique opportunity to work with several high profile clients, doing meaningful work. Ideal candidate is a project manager extraordinaire; someone with project management, events and influencer experience and an understanding of purpose work, including the sustainability media and influencer space.

    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
    • Play key role in planning and implementation of account activities including special events, media events, media relations, social media, desk-side briefings, program implementation, etc.
    • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including client correspondence, press releases, media pitches, reports, etc.
    • Develop and monitor program plans and budgets for profitability; report status to client and agency management on a regular basis
    • 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
    • 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
    • Be adept at managing teams, managing cross-functionally and managing up
    • Experience managing high-profile events and influencers is preferred
    • Experience in Sustainability and/or Corporate Social Responsibility is required


    Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

    • Two to three years of experience in a public relations agency setting plus PROVEN SKILLS in media pitching
    • Strong relationships with reporters across several verticals including, but not limited to, those covering health, wellness and sustainability
    • Bilingual a plus IND13

    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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