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!

Position Details

Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Ketchum is looking for a Designer, a true social maker to join our award-winning content team. This person will be responsible for supporting our fully-integrated creative team, working closely with digital strategists, and account teams to develop/design a wide variety of social content for our clients. You must have a great understanding of layout, type and color with an aptitude for designing content for every social platform in the Western world—so Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram & TikTok. You’ll have a proven track record for innovative social solutions that are visually engaging and tell relatable stories.

About the Job:

How you’d be a great fit, you:

  • Understand business objectives and how to work with clients to develop clear business cases around opportunities for creative engagement in social and digital media 
  • Facilitate teamwork within client account team; coordinate team resources and create opportunities; fully utilize agency resources for clients 
  • Create creative social assets to answer clients’ business needs 
  • Identify and can effectively communicate creative trends, insight on emerging technologies and creative best practices in the digital/social space 
  • Provide counsel to help account leads nurture and grow client relationships with new ways to expand creative reach in partnership with strategy 
  • Contribute creative social content expertise to the development of holistic digital/ social strategies for clients 
  • Serve as a creative counselor to clients, making recommendations and providing guidance on the type of content brands should create 
  • Assist in producing content strategy documents for brands, including style guides, content and channel 
  • Strategies, content audits, gap analyses, editorial calendars, content sourcing plans and production requirements, as needed 
  • Write content concepts and bring to life creative ideas 
  • In partnership with strategy, write editorial content for a range of on and off-line, owned and shared channels
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia or related discipline from an accredited college or university required 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of digital, print and presentation design experience 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop conceptual visual ideas and execute against them to create innovative design solutions in a highly collaborative environment 
  • Strong presentation and communication skills 
  • Expert proficiency in current Mac versions of Adobe Creative Suite software, (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat) and Microsoft PowerPoint and Word, (animation experience a plus). 
  • An ability to work with brand identity systems and shared design projects 
  • Copywriting experience for digital assets: the ability to convey a brand message and a call to action that compliments the visuals of your content 
  • An organized approach to delivering work under tight deadlines and shifting priorities. 
  • You’re able to generate designs of consistently high quality 
  • Demonstrated versatility to design in multiple styles ranging from simply sophisticated to cutting-edge visual storytelling 
  • A background in brand identity and print/advertising design is a bonus, but not required.

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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