Vice President, Temporary Hourly
Ketchum - Los Angeles, CA

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Two simple words remind us that great ideas shatter expectations. Two simple words set Ketchum apart.

break through

When we say break through, it means our employees work to create the changes our clients seek, to exceed their expectations, and to bring tangible benefits to their business and fulfillment to our own careers. This belief has led to enjoyable and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with many of the best-known brands in the world, and with the up-and-comers that will be tomorrow’s top brands. It’s what sets Ketchum apart, what attracts people to Ketchum, and what makes them want to stay!

Additional information on Ketchum and its award-winning work can be found at www.ketchum.com .

Responsibilities:
Serve as senior contact for clients, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of clients’ business; develop strategy for implementing successful client programs.
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.
Motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback; encourage teams to take advantage of training and development opportunities.
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.
Participate in external company promotion through articles, speeches, presentations, professional memberships, etc.
Begin to build a leadership role in outside organizations to increase Ketchum’s visibility in marketplace and create new business opportunities.

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. Master’s degree in a communications field desirable.
At least seven years of agency and/or corporate public relations experience.

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