• Account Coordinator, Transportation

    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
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    Ketchum’s LA office is looking to add an Account Coordinator to their dynamic Transportation industry. This is a tremendous opportunity to work on high profile accounts, where your work is making a direct impact on our client’s work and helping achieve great results. Interest in the transportation industry would be a plus. Come work with a team that’s energized to deliver highly strategic, media savvy and results oriented work for their clients. Ketchum is an agency that’s committed to the development of its people, and we’ve created a culture where our people are energized to deliver highly creative, media-savvy and results-oriented work for clients.

    About the Job

    • Respond to requests for information from clients, team members and other agency employees with accuracy and in a professional and timely manner
    • Coordinate team and/or client meetings, including scheduling, meeting room set-up, catering and travel, as appropriate
    • Coordinate for new business including but not limited to providing research information, preparation of materials and draft/format documents, and acting as a liaison between the design department and account team
    • Draft written materials including press releases, pitch letters and articles
    • Proofread and edit documents; consolidate team edits; maintain records of supporting reference materials
    • Create and maintain media lists; conduct media searches/inquiries, monitor coverage (daily/weekly), track impressions and reach
    • Pitch media and follow-up with reporters, create relationships with national, local and trade outlets and secure placements with substantial reach
    • Prepare monthly activity reports and conference/meeting status reports for circulation to team members
    • Research and identify upcoming events that could pose challenges/opportunities for clients
    • Track event attendance and publications by key influencers
    • Organize travel and event logistics, vendor communication and meeting details as well as follow-up work for team.
    • Maintain team/client files, including client/prospect mailing lists, contact sheets and relevant trade publications
    • Maintain ownership of billing procedures within the team (according to client) by maintaining billing, invoices and job numbers


    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 
    • Previous internship experience in a public relations agency or a similar position
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
    • Must be available to commute to Orange County and work onsite at the client with team on a weekly basis 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!


    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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