• Vice President, Transportation

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

    Belong Banner - Job PostingsKetchum is looking for a Vice President to join our growing Transportation sector, with an emphasis on automotive media relations. This position will be based in our New York office.

    About the Job

    The Position:


    The Vice President will play a key role on several of our largest and longest-standing automotive accounts, in addition to supporting new business growth within the Transportation industry. This role offers a high degree of client interaction, working side-by-side on the most significant new product introductions and marketing programs. The job responsibilities include maintaining relationships with prominent regional and national media, planning strategic media programs, writing, product communications, executive visibility, and social and digital media counsel, among other assignments. This high-profile role creates opportunity for growth within the agency or within the Transportation field with a high degree of access to industry executives, media and agency leadership. 


    The Individual: 


    Qualified candidates will have 8-plus years of public relations or media experience, preferably with a focus on automotive expertise.  Must have a proven track record of leading high-profile initiatives and events, be a team player, understand the mindset of a client-centric organization, and above all, bring a passion for the automotive industry.

    In addition, ideal candidates will have exceptional media relations and writing skills, social media and digital programming expertise, be a strategic thinker with a results-driven motivation, have the ability to handle multiple projects at once and will be a leader with the capability to work effectively in a team environment. This individual must be willing to travel for client needs and spend significant time working with clients in their offices. Prior PR agency experience a plus




    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, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing or a related field
    • Eight-plus years of experience in a public relations agency or similar position in a non-agency setting
    • Extensive experience building media relationships (business, financial, consumer and influencer)
    • Excellent writing, presentation (written and verbal) skills
    • Strong work ethic
    • Background in developing social and digital content
    • Client-service mind-set and track record of excellent relationship management
    • Strong background in program implementation and delivering results
    • Be a team leader and mentor to junior staff, sharing knowledge and strategic thinking
    • Bring strong creative thinking to all assignments
    • Exhibit attention to detail, especially in budget management and project leadership

    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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