Our friend, speaker and author Sally Hogshead, wrote a book called Radical Careering. We love it so much that anyone who starts a position here at Burdette Ketchum gets a copy of it on their first day. Sally writes that “Careerists are people who take action to become the most powerful, valuable, fulfilled version of themselves.” We like careerists. “They view a job not as a task or a duty, but a step in a long-term journey.” If you’re a careerist and you’re interested in bringing your talents to our agency to help us do big things for great clients, please contact Mark Stevens at [email protected]

Current openings & internships

Senior Public Relations Account Manager

Posted: January 15, 2021
Burdette Ketchum is looking for a Senior Public Relations Account Manager to join our public relations and social team, reporting to our Director of Strategic Communications. The candidate will be responsible for managing multiple accounts that require public relations, social media, content and thought leadership development services - but with a principal focus on media relations.

Your responsibilities will include:

- Managing public relations programs for accounts in the healthcare, technology, consumer packaged goods and cultural/non-profit arenas
- Writing and pitching press releases and feature ideas by phone or email to national, regional and trade journalists, across print, broadcast and online, to interest them in covering client stories
- Responding to phone calls and emails from journalists
- Arranging interviews and editorial meetings with key journalists for client spokespeople and facilitate these meetings where appropriate
- Monitoring media coverage and report results to the wider team and clients
- Managing client social media accounts such as their Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn page
- Brainstorming fresh ideas and angles for PR campaigns


  • 7-10 years of public relations experience; preferably some agency experience
  • Proven outcomes in regional/national public relations (i.e. portfolio of press results)
  • Superb organizational, project, and time management skills to meet deadlines
  • Strong ability to write and communicate clearly and concisely
  • Strong spirit of collaboration and ability to work across different groups and on different client projects
  • Highly self-motivated and results-driven with a can-do attitude

Freelancers - Creative

Posted: January 1, 2020
Burdette Ketchum is always looking for experience talented creative professionals to augment our creative team and add horsepower on projects for our leading clients. If you are interested in finding out more about the type of work we do and learn more about our needs send your resume along!

Desired Disciplines

  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Studio Artist
  • Print Production
  • Broadcast Production
  • PowerPoint & Keynote
  • Motion Graphics
  • Content Marketing
  • Event Management