Senior Account Executive, Retail
Ketchum

Senior Account Executive, Retail

New York

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Level
Type
Industry
Function
Associate (1-5 years)
Full Time
PR/Communications
Account Management

We are looking for a Senior Account Executive to join our team! 

 

The Retail industry is undergoing an incredible evolution – and Ketchum’s Retail Sector is at the cutting edge of leading some of the best-known brands through this age of historic change. As a result, we’re looking to build our all-star team of hustlers/innovators/kind humans. Do you have an interest in the sector? Do you have an amazing, upbeat attitude and are you ready to do some bold, front-runner work? Read on:

About the Job

 

  • Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
  • Act as day-to-day client contact; foster client-agency relationship, build trust and become a valuable resource to clients
  • Play key role in planning and implementation of account activities including special events, media events, media relations, social media, desk-side briefings, program implementation, etc.
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including client correspondence, press releases, media pitches, reports, etc.
  • Develop and monitor program plans and budgets for profitability; report status to client and agency management on a regular basis
  • Continually build understanding and knowledge of clients’ business and competitive environments; apply this information in preparing and presenting strategically focused programs and recommendations.
  • Develop an understanding of research methods, coordinate internal and external resources
  • Be flexible and facilitate teamwork within account team; coordinate team resources and create opportunities for junior staff to take on more responsibility; fully utilize agency resources to create the “best teams” for your clients

Qualifications:

  • 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 
  • Three to four years of experience in public relations agency or a similar position
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities
  • Excellent written skills
  • Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
  • Retail experience a plus 

Qualifications 

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 
  • Three to five years of experience in public relations agency or similar position
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage priorities
  • Excellent written skills
  • Ability to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
  • Retail communications experience a plus
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