Why Ketchum?

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Why Ketchum?

Ketchum is one of the largest and most awarded PR firms in the world.  Working here you’ll meet some of the most talented and diverse people in the business.  You’ll collaborate with renowned communicators, writers, illustrators, social media gurus, politicos, influencers, VR engineers, AI coders, researchers and creative directors.  You’ll rub shoulders with world class experts in everything from healthcare to technology, to fashion and beauty. We can pretty much guarantee you’ll learn something new every day.

We also want to inspire you.  With offices in more than 70 countries across six continents, over 2,500 staff and robust growth operations.  This means you’ll get to work with all kinds of clients, from fortune 500 to emerging start-ups. One-third of the globe’s biggest brands work with us, including YouTube, Google and Facebook in various parts of the world.  Our scale also means we can invest heavily in nurturing our people through learning, teamwork, fun, travel and reward.  We have a brilliant in-house university, state of the art gamified learning programs and a belief at our core that learning and development is key to our success.

We do this because we know we are our people.  We realize to employ people capable of making an impact on the world we need to give you every chance to break through and make a difference – so we have the most comprehensive global citizenship strategy in PR.  We understand people spend a significant amount of time at work, so who you work with is important and we have created an environment where everyone is part of a team, we are highly social and we encourage collaboration and team work.  We realize entrepreneurial spirit equals business success so we encourage risk taking and reward stand out success.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Are you looking for place where you can bring your whole self to work? A place where you can do amazing work? Do you want to be part of a team where diversity of thought, experience and background are not only welcome, but expected and wanted?

If you answered, “yes,” then, you belong at Ketchum.

When we ask our team what makes Ketchum special, we repeatedly hear “hands down, our people.” We have curated a culture that exemplifies the best in each of us, allowing employees to bring their whole self to work, which in turn brings our best, most creative work to our clients. It is our belief that employees feel empowered when they feel like they belong.

We strive to be culturally and ethnically representative as the communities we are in and reflect the consumers our clients want to reach. Our employees have their own experiences and backgrounds and we believe at Ketchum everyone is unique and as a collective group, we are powerful.

We firmly believe that diversity doesn’t just happen by accident – it requires a concerted effort. This year we rolled out an important, strategic learning initiative (through Ketchum University) called Mind Your Bias to help us understand the roadblocks of unconscious bias and create more understanding and awareness around our biases, so that we can cultivate a more creative, inclusive workplace together.

To ensure all voices are heard, we’ve built community-focused Diversity Equity & Inclusion Councils (DE&I) to ensure all feel welcomed, valued, respected and have a sense of belonging. We encourage agency communication about DE&I through our Diversity Digest Blog, which offers contributors an avenue to discuss current topics of importance. Ketchum also was among the first companies worldwide to pilot Workplace by Facebook, which includes an unfiltered DE&I Community page, Belong@Ketchum, where councils promote upcoming events and employees have the opportunity to be heard and feel a sense of belonging.

We advanced gender parity and championing women’s empowerment by making pay equity between our male and female colleagues a reality. Additionally, in the reorganization of Ketchum’s Executive Committee to the Global Leadership Council, women now make up 50% of the firm’s senior leadership team.

We are a talented and passionate group who does phenomenal work for top rated clients. We also have a great time doing it. Don’t take our word for it – check us out! We want you to Belong@Ketchum!

 

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

 

Come join us.