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Account Executive Brand PR

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Capstrat, Inc.

Chicago, IL

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Ketchum Midwest is looking to add an Account Executive to our office.  This is a tremendous opportunity to work on 3 high profile consumer accounts, learn all aspects of the communications business and be exposed to senior leaders. Our ideal candidate is someone who knows PR and has a genuine interest working with CPG accounts.  
We are a team of energized PR pros who deliver highly strategic, media savvy and results-oriented work for our clients.  And we are committed to our people, their development and their future career aspirations.
About the Job

Build rapport and cultivate relationships with clients, through sound counsel, creative problem solving, idea generation, and flawless execution
Research, write, edit and present high-level materials, including communications plans, POVs, Q&A\u2019s, press materials and social content
Manage financials and implementation of client programs and projects from concept to execution
Drive successful media relations efforts on behalf of clients through key message development, media training, pitching compelling stories and building strong relationships with industry and top tier reporters, bloggers and influencers
Monitor, analyze and report on client/industry related news, coverage, research and on-line conversations

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 CPG and Food

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\u2014and 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\u2019re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world \u2013 and how it responds to ideas \u2013 through communication.
We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it\u2019s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply\u2014our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we\u2019ve 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\u2019ve got an opportunity for you.

Company info

Capstrat, Inc.
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Company Profile
Capstrat is the strategic communications firm that organizations turn to when the stakes are high and they can't afford to lose. We help clients tell their stories powerfully and effectively to the audiences that matter most customers, prospects, the media, policymakers, employees, opinion leaders and shareholders. We draw on a wide array of disciplines, fueled by strategy and creativity. Every communication is targeted to meet strategic goals and deliver more value in the process.

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