Ketchum\u2019s New York office is looking to add a Senior Account Executive to their dynamic agency. This is a tremendous opportunity to work on a high profile account, where your work is making a direct impact on our client\u2019s success and helping achieve great results. Ketchum, and this team, are both committed to the development of its people, and we\u2019ve created a culture where our people are energized to deliver highly creative, media-savvy and results-oriented work for clients.
About the Job
Perform a wide range of duties including development of client programs, strategic planning, staff development and financial management
Knowledge of the spirits industry is a plus not required. However, candidate should be eager to continually build an understanding and knowledge of clients' business and competitive environments; apply this information in preparing and presenting strategically focused programs and recommendations
Support the clients and internal teams on programs ranging from consumer programs and activations, trade outreach and narrative development
Play key role in account activities including assisting and managing media events, media relations, program implementation, vendor management, etc.
Provide strategic guidance to clients on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address clients\u2019 needs.
Troubleshoot clients problems as they arise; seek senior management input whenever appropriate
Assist account team(s) in working effectively and in the best interest of client(s)
Be flexible and facilitate teamwork within account team; coordinate team resources and create opportunities for junior staff to take on more responsibility; provide appropriate instruction to and follow-up with junior staff and inter-department teammates on projects
Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including pitches, press releases, byline articles, speeches, briefing sheets, client correspondence and reports
Ensure quality control on all external deliverables; attention to detail is a must
Verify information to ensure accuracy of media materials and contacts; maintain and create media lists
Self-starter, prioritize own work, meet deadlines, actively communicate progress and deliverables
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
Actively participate and contribute to the ideation and development of account plans
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
Bachelor\u2019s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, or a related field.
3 years of marketing or PR experience with a specific focus on spirits, culture, integrated and influencer marketing a plus
Familiarity working on a large, fast-paced agency team also a plus
Willingness to travel and staff evening and weekend events from time-to-time
Team player; organized, can prioritize
Self-starter and decisive yet knows when to approach senior staff when needed
Always thinking about the bigger picture, what more can Ketchum offer
Experience counseling senior level clients
Demonstrate advanced understanding of emerging channels like social media, video, and content partnerships in relation to media mix
Experience working in interagency teams with multiple marketing partners
Ability to quickly become knowledgeable of Ketchum\u2019s proprietary tools and develop clear understanding of how to apply tools and technology to client work
Successful track record of helping to build and present concepts/programs for clients and effectively executing programs
Ability to spot digital trends and insights and share with teams in order to mobilize develop and motivate
Ability to translate trends, technologies and metrics into conversational English
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
Business casual dress code
Workplace and off-site social gatherings
Yoga @ work
Professional learning and development opportunities
Paid maternity/paternity leave
Interested? We\u2019ve got an opportunity for you.
Website : http://www.capstrat.com
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.