Ketchum Account Management Intern (Post Graduate) in Chicago, Illinois

As a Account Management Intern you’ll work hand-in-hand with our client teams to learn the communications business and develop your writing, research, media relations and project management skills. Our ideal candidate is someone who is curious, hard-working, adept at juggling (juggling projects that is!) and creative in solving problems and tackling new challenges. If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll apply.

A little bit about our team in Chicago…We are a group of energized PR pros who deliver highly strategic, media savvy results-oriented work for our clients. And we are committed to our people, their development and their future career aspirations. Although awards do not drive us, we are proud to be recognized as a “Top Place to Work” by PR News for the fifth year running!

  • Develop and maintain media lists

  • Monitor and track media; write media updates

  • Prepare pitch letters and pitch media

  • Assist in developing press materials, including fact sheets, backgrounders and press releases

  • Attend client and team meetings

  • Write client and/or team memos

  • Assist with research for new business opportunities and client presentations

  • Assist with event coordination

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, English or related field

  • Ability to work 40 hours per week

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Strong understanding of social media

  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and willingness to work on a variety of projects

  • Previous PR or marketing internships a plus, but not required IND13

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.

What we offer

  • Robust benefits program

  • Generous time off policies

  • Retirement program with company match

  • Workplace flexibility

  • Business casual dress code

  • Workplace and off-site social gatherings

  • Yoga @ work

  • Professional learning and development opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Paid maternity/paternity leave

  • Transit benefits

Interested? We’ve got an opportunity for you.

ID: 2018-9716

External Company Name: Ketchum Inc.

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Street: 225 N Michigan Ave