Ketchum

  • Managing Account Supervisor, Corporate PR

    ID
    2018-9756
    Category
    Corporate
    Location
    US-IL-Chicago
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

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    Ketchum’s Chicago office is looking to add a Managing Account Supervisor to join our newly designed retail industry to work on 2 large growing accounts working on executive briefing materials, issues management and other strategic client docs. We need a strong writer, a project manager guru, a good leader and someone who excels in a fast-paced work environment.

     

    We are more than just a public relations & 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. Is that you?  If so, stop reading and start applying! 

    About the Job

    • Perform a wide range of duties including development of client programs, strategic planning, staff development and financial management. Serve as key liaison among client, account team and agency management
    • Manage day-to-day account needs
    • Act as primary contact to clients, continually fostering client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients
    • Provide strategic guidance to clients on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address clients’ needs
    • Troubleshoot client’s problems as they arise; seek senior management input whenever appropriate
    • Motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback; encourage team to take advantage of training and development opportunities
    • Assist account team(s) in working effectively and in the best interest of client(s)
    • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials including client press releases, byline articles, correspondence and reports
    • Strive to develop the best communication and presentation skills possible to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others
    • Manage account financials including budget allocation and control, time sheets, client billing, supplier invoicing and purchase orders; ensure team billability and account profitability
    • Access agency’s network of resources to deliver greatest value to clients
    • Work with account team(s) to build incremental business
    • Communicate account status to agency management regularly
    • Participate in new business programming and presentations
    • Demonstrate and develop presentation, negotiation and problem-solving skills; demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of materials, including media materials, byline articles, speeches, client correspondences and reports.
    • Stay on top of trends in the industry; bring them to the attention of clients and associates, as appropriate

    Qualifications

    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 preferred. Master’s degree in a communications field desirable
    • 7+ years of experience of agency and/or corporate public relations experience, three years basic supervisory experience IND13 #LI-ML1

    About Ketchum

    As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

     

    We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum! IND13

     

    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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