At Ketchum, we’re not just a PR agency; we strive to be the most inclusive communications business around – one that values creativity, collaboration, and making a real impact. We believe in bringing an entrepreneurial spirit, being a force for good and being a driver of growth within our diverse teams to bring unique perspectives, fuel innovation, and lead to better outcomes for our clients and our people. We work with big, high profile clients in the UK and globally and with high achieving, best-in-class colleagues.

It doesn’t end there though. We win awards for our diversity, inclusivity and belonging practices. We’re regularly voted amongst the top agencies to work in the UK. We have a fantastic culture, great benefits and incredible opportunities to progress with quarterly promotion reviews, spot bonuses and regular recognition. When you work for us, you’ll get to become a part of our family and we’ll support you in every way we can, including world-class training, to ensure you’re the best you can be.



We are looking for an Associate Director to join our Corporate team. As an Associate Director, you’ll be working across one of our biggest clients globally, bringing seasoned corporate reputation expertise with a strong sustainability lens to support European and Global clients with business continuity, crisis, issues, scenario planning and summits. Please note – this is not a media relations role.

What you’ll do:

  • Clients: Serve as a strategic trusted client advisor through the delivery of outstanding end to end client experience with a focus on sustainability
  • Strategic Execution: Proactively offer and implement new ways to meet client needs through a deep understanding of Ketchum’s capabilities, including industry and specialty offerings and complementary businesses within the OMC network
  • Business Development: Act as a key player in hunting incremental and new business opportunities
  • People Focus: Grow and retain talent by providing formal/informal feedback and coaching to line reports and junior team members. Support and communicate clear, progressive direction.
  • Financial Acumen: Oversee and supervise financials and client budgets. Develop accurate budgets, fee estimates, out of pocket expenses, etc.

What we’re looking for:

  • PR Expertise: Prior agency experience in brand reputation, business continuity and scenario planning with a sustainability lens, with experience of handling senior clients and experts in this space.
  • Collaborative Spirit: You thrive in a team environment, partnering with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders to drive success.
  • Passion for DE&I: You understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion and are eager to contribute to a workplace where everyone’s voice is heard and valued, playing a pivotal role in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Innovation Mindset: You keep up with emerging trends in social media, influencer marketing, and media relations, applying them creatively to your strategies.
  • Leadership Excellence: Strong leadership skills with gravitas to liaise with senior stakeholders with credibility on all matters relating to sustainability


Could this be you?

Ketchum London is committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to our business and how we service our clients. If at any stage of the recruitment and onboarding process you require any adjustments, please do let us know.  

We offer hybrid (3 days in office) flexible working and are always open to considering part time and flexi-time applicants.

If you think like the sound of us but this role isn’t right, do take a look at the other vacancies on our career page: https://www.ketchum.com/job-board-uk