VP, Social Media Strategist

Ketchum, Inc.

Ketchum is among the largest, global public relations agencies, operating in more than 50 countries.  With five global practices - Brand Marketing, Corporate, Healthcare, Food and Nutrition, and Technology - and specialty areas that include Concentric Communications (experential marketing, events and meetings), Ketchum Entertainment Marketing, Ketchum Interactive Communcations, Ketchum Global Research Network, Ketchum Sports Network, MMG (clinical trial recruitment), and Stromberg Consulting (change management and workplace communications), Ketchum leverages its marketing and corporate communications expertise to build brands and reputations for clients.  A unit of Omnicom Group, Ketchum frequently collaborates with other markting disciplines to deliver optimum, strategic and creative programming for its clients.


Position Details

VP, Social Media Strategist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Take the lead in the digital space ... provide digital counsel to clients, support the agency’s digital platform in the Midwest Region, infuse digital thinking into all media programs, drive/manage client relationships, activate online media programs, advance digital thinking among account teams, and provide digital direction for new business opportunities.

Required Skills:

  • Strong personal and professional experience in emerging media content and online blogger and community engagement.
  •  An understanding of integrated marketing and traditional public relations and what drives compelling experiences on the Web
  • Ability to translate trends, technologies and metrics into conversational English
  • Experienced client and C-suite counselor, relationship manager and account manager
  • Act as a counselor on development and implementation of emerging media and community engagement initiatives
  • Ability to develop and activate strategic recommendations and program tactics for clients
  • Flexibility to be a hands-on team player adding value, creating strategies, programs and instructional guidance to all levels and teams
  • Exceptional at building and presenting concepts/programs for clients and new business opportunities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to mobilize, supervise and motivate teams


  • Minimum 8 years relevant experience with 5 years in the interactive space
  • Agency experience required
  • Comfortable with highly visible, multitasking assignments
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to work successfully at all levels of the agency

Ketchum offers competitive salaries, health and welfare benefits.

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