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Communications/Public Relations Coordinator

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 11-16-2018



Reporting to the Senior Communications Manager and PR Manager, the Communications/Public Relations Coordinator supports the Marketing and Business Development team by developing, editing and repurposing content for distribution across PR, social media, website, marketing and internal messaging platforms.


Responsibilities
  • Write and edit content and ensure that all published copy adheres to firm style guidelines
  • Support the PR/Communications and Business Development teams by researching, drafting and contributing to press releases and other announcements, distributing and publishing this news as needed
  • Implement various public relations/communications initiatives designed to build the firm’s brand in key practice areas and markets across global offices
  • Support daily public relations functions and maintain the press office infrastructure including media relations and supporting broader public relations campaigns
  • Help to manage flow of social media postings across four platforms, working in connection with PR/Communications and BD/Marketing as well as the firm’s external PR/strategy advisors
  • Support the Communications function by serving as in-house reporter on firm internal events
  • Maintain the team’s PR and editorial calendars
  • Participate in the ongoing development and maintenance of systems and processes for the public relations program – including maintaining press lists, disseminating coverage, and tracking press office activity and researching emerging trends
  • Identify opportunities for placing attorney-authored articles, drafting media pitches, and other coverage
  • Stay abreast of market intelligence and industry trends in order to make recommendations for the advancement of the firm’s public relations initiatives and campaigns
  • Work with attorneys and PR Manager to develop media pitches and prepare attorneys in advance of interviews; proactively seek media opportunities for profiling the firm and attorneys
  • Support the Senior Communications Manager and PR Manager in responding to survey and award submissions and facilitating interviews
  • Work closely with Business Development Managers to leverage events programs as part of public relations and communications outreach
  • Work with the PR Manager to supervise firm contacts with external media
  • Support the team on other special projects as needed
  • Other responsibilities as they are assigned from time to time


Qualifications
  • Four-year college degree (BA or BS), preferably in marketing, communications, journalism or a related field
  • At least three years of communications experience in a professional services, legal, corporate or similar environment required
  • Experience with PR and/or in a Communications role desired


The Communications/PR Coordinator must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to write professionally and utilize communication skills to enhance the firm’s reputation and brand. This candidate must also:
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and have an understanding of social media platforms
  • Possess exceptional writing skills, with a keen understanding of how to adapt tone and voice for target audiences
  • Understand style guidelines and know how to copyedit and proofread their own and others’ work with strong attention to detail
  • Be a flexible team player with a can-do approach, ability and willingness to learn new skills, and ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Have strong oral communication skills with the ability to interact with lawyers and other busy professionals effectively
  • Possess strong organizational skills with the ability to manage projects to completion
  • Have good judgment and be able to learn how to access resources and subject matter experts throughout the firm’s global offices and departments
  • Be able to handle confidential and sensitive information with appropriate discretion
  • Be flexible and available to work overtime as needed


 
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