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(Expired) Account Coordinator, Sports

3 months ago by Ketchum

  New York City (New York), USA

Level: Junior

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sectors: Public Relations, Marketing

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At Ketchum Sports we’re in the business of helping our clients get more out of the investment they’ve made in sports. From setting strategies to executing break through campaigns that allow brands to connect with consumers.

And, we have fun doing it. This is a group of extremely driven team members, who are just that – a team. It’s a roll up your sleeves environment where good ideas come from every level and we work seamlessly to deliver results for our clients, every time.

About the Job

The Account Coordinator will play a significant day-to-day role on high profile Ketchum Sports clients across a wide range of platforms including esports/gaming, Olympics, college sports, football and soccer. A demonstrated passion for media relations, knowledge of social media, and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment are a must. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills and a passionate interest in sports PR and marketing.


  • Develop/update client status and budget reports on a monthly basis.
  • Respond in a timely and professional manner to client requests or needs.
  • Prepare and implement public relations program components for clients, including developing media lists, special event coordination, writing and/or distribution of press releases, program reporting and research.
  • Demonstrate a team player attitude by being flexible and responsible; be self-motivated, resourceful, manage time efficiently, and show enthusiasm for the business.
  • Help to coordinate all necessary materials for client presentations.
  • Initiate and maintain weekly and monthly recaps for all projects.
  • Help to conduct agency brainstorming sessions to develop strategic/creative thinking for clients.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of client budgets.
  • Assist in the research/development of program components for current clients and new business opportunities.
  • Maintain and update account files. Consistently strive to increase knowledge of agency/client procedures, your own knowledge of the public relations/sports marketing field, as well as your clients' business.
  • Research and pitch ideas to target media for sports clients.
  • Be able to communicate effectively in all written and verbal reports.
  • Be detail oriented and able to coordinate/participate in numerous tasks/projects in an organized manner.
  • Continuously strive to increase knowledge of company policies and procedures as well as client business.


Best qualified candidates will have up to one year of full-time public relations and/or sports marketing experience in an equivalent agency environment or boutique firm. Strong internship experiences in those environments are also considered. Candidates must demonstrate a track record of delivering thorough, self-directed results for account teams.

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 related field

About Ketchum

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.

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