Ketchum Summer Fellows Program

Are you ready to kick start your communications career? Ketchum is looking for candidates with strong writing skills, creative thinking abilities, intellectual curiosity, awareness (and perhaps obsession) with current trends, impeccable multitasking abilities, social media savvy and a strong work ethic. Candidates should also be eager to learn and willing to go above and beyond. 

 Ketchum’s Summer Fellows work hand in hand with industries and specialities to learn the business, serve clients and develop communications skills.

They are looking for Fellows to join CPG, Energy & Industry, Financial & Professional Services, Food, Food Agriculture & Ingredient, Health, Home, Public Sector & Government, Retail, Snacks & Beverages, Technology, Transportation, Travel & Economic Development, and Wellness industries. They’re also looking for Fellows to join their Financial Communications, Purpose, Issues & Crisis, Sports, Entertainment, Influencer, Content, Media, Digital, Analytics, Creative and Change Consulting specialities. You'll be an integral part of one of their industry or speciality areas contributing to your team's efforts your very first day! 

Seniors and postgrad students who demonstrate our core competencies and values at the end of the program may have the opportunity to interview for a full-time position as an Account Coordinator.

about the job

  • Attend client and team meetings

  • Participate in internal meetings and agency events

  • Write client and/or team materials

  • Assist with research for new business opportunities and client presentations

  • Participate in brainstorms

  • Assist with event coordination

  • Develop and maintain media lists

  • Monitor and track media and write media updates

  • Draft pitch material with the potential of pitching media

  • Conduct research, including competitive analysis and influencers for potential client partnerships 


  • Must be available for the entire length of the program without interruption, Monday, June 17 until Friday, August 16

  • Current undergraduate juniors or seniors (with expected graduation dates of 2019 or 2020) and students in pursuit of a postgraduate degree

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills including the ability and willingness to work on a variety of projects

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, deadline environment

  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and a willingness to take on anything

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Strong computer skills

  • Exceptional work ethic, proactive, detail oriented, and strong interpersonal skills

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.

About Ketchum

As a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the world’s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. We’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

We encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Let’s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!

*The deadline to apply for the Summer Fellows Program is Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm EST.  The application process requires participation from January 30-February 3 and again from February 5-February 11. 

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