Ketchum Account Executive in Dallas, Texas

Ketchum’s Dallas team is expanding and looking to add an Account Executive to their dynamic team of talented professionals. We are committed to the development of our people, and have created a culture where our people are energized to deliver highly creative, media-savvy and results-oriented work for clients.

  • Maintain regular contact with clients; proactively offer and implement new ways to meet client needs

  • Build understanding and knowledge of the clients’ business and their competitive environments

  • Actively participate/contribute to the development of account plans/ideas. Provide appropriate instruction to junior staff on projects

  • Participate in program presentations to clients or new business presentations

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of written materials including press releases, byline articles, speeches, client correspondence and reports

  • Initiate implementation of media events, press conferences/briefings, media tours, etc

  • Develop editorial/journalistic/media contacts; utilize them in news releases, features, etc

  • Under the strategic direction of senior management, act as the primary implementer of account plans

  • Verify information to assure accuracy of media materials and contacts

  • Facilitate teamwork by delegating and involving junior staff members whenever possible

  • Create budget status reports and review job status reports

  • Vigorously pursue competitive estimates for services from vendor

  • Seek counsel from financial manager to be able to review financial reports, project budgets, and related financial materials

  • Develop an understanding of various research methods; coordinate internal and external resources in implementing research projects

  • Assist senior management in developing proposals and gathering information for new business opportunities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Marketing or a related field

  • Three years of experience in public relations or similar position in a non-agency setting

  • Ability to actively participating in the development of social media plans and their execution

  • Strong understanding of all social channels and possess the ability to develop social media content across all channels

  • 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

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of emerging channels like social media, video, and content partnerships in relation to media mix

  • Ability to quickly become knowledgeable of Ketchum’s 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

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.

Interested? We’ve got an opportunity for you.

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