Account Executive, Public Sector & Government

Washington, DC
Jan 13, 2022
Jan 16, 2022
Full Time
OverviewKetchum's Public Sector and Government team is looking for an Account Executive. This is a great opportunity to join a team that shapes complex, large-scale public education campaigns critical to the nation's well-being. We understand our audiences and how to reach them. Come join the team working on federal government clients, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Food and Drug Administration.About the JobAbility to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environmentAct as day-to-day client contact; continually foster client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clientsPlay 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 basisContinually 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 resourcesBe 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 clientsQualificationsWe're looking for required skills, and they can come from any combination of education and experience. Diversity of thought and background are encouraged. Typical qualifications include:Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field preferredTwo to three years of experience in public relations agency or a similar positionDetail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and manage prioritiesAbility to work in multi-faceted, fast-paced environmentAbout KetchumAs 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 offerRobust benefits programGenerous time off policiesRetirement program with company matchWorkplace flexibilityBusiness casual dress codeWorkplace and off-site social gatheringsYoga @ workProfessional learning and development opportunitiesTuition reimbursementPaid maternity/paternity leaveTransit benefitsInterested? We've got an opportunity for you.#LI-KET

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