Senior Account Executive - Public & Corporate Affairs, Job ID: 2017-8982, Account Executive, Washington, DC

We are seeking a dynamic communications counselor to serve as an account manager while maintaining a supportive work culture for the talented Public & Corporate Affairs team. The position requires someone who can think and implement creatively in a fast paced environment.

Must have strong understanding of the current media environment as well as the intersection of government, business, health policy and consumer relationships.


- Serve as client contact, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of clients’ business; develop strategy for implementing successful client programs, in industries such as health, tech, food and ag, and corporate.
- Provide strategic guidance to clients on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address client needs.
- Troubleshoot clients’ problems as they arise; seek senior management input whenever appropriate.
- Help account team(s) work effectively and in the best interests of client(s); maximize agency’s network of resources to enhance client services.
- Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials including client media materials, byline articles, client correspondence and reports.
- Exhibit strong communication and presentation skills to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others.
- Take a leadership role in new business proposal development and presentations; work with account teams to build incremental business.
- Manage account financials including budget allocation and control, time sheets, client billing, supplier invoicing and purchase orders; ensure team billability and account profitability.


- 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.
- Three to five years of communications experience related to public policy and/or public affairs, including project management.
- Recent government/political experience (e.g., Capitol Hill, Cabinet-level agency, trade association)
- Depth and understanding of the current health policy environment
- Broad-based exposure to all skill areas, including media relations, writing and presentations, and consultative selling.
- Direct experience in building and managing teams and budgets.

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—and 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’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands. We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it. How? Very simply—our people. By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.

Source:   From:  CGcare649    20th, July 2017 02:21 AM     182        Read More