Full Job Description

Ketchum is looking to add an Assistant Account Executive to our growing Health portfolio. This is a tremendous opportunity to work on high profile accounts, sharpen your strategic thinking and employ your creativity. Our ideal candidate is someone who knows PR, and is in the know/or interested in Healthcare.

About the Job
Maintain regular contact with clients and media; proactively offer and successfully implement new ideas and solutions to meet client needs
Research and write press releases, briefing documents, key messages, Q&As, fact sheets, pitches and other materials
Execute strategic communications plans that ladder up to clients’ business objectives
Drive successful media relations efforts on behalf of clients through pitching compelling stories, implementing media events and building strong relationships with industry and national business media and influencers
Monitor, analyze and report on client/industry related news, including real-time monitoring of quarterly earnings and other major financial announcements
Proofread and edit documents; consolidate team edits; maintain records of supporting reference materials.
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.
Act as liaison between account team and internal/external vendors and services, such as copy center, design, video production and promotions.
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
1+ year of post-undergraduate experience in a public relations agency or a similar position
Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
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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