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Job: Media Relations Manager

Title Media Relations Manager
Categories Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Law Firm, Media Relations, Public Relations
Location New York, NY
Job Information

Our international Law Firm client is seeking to recruit a Public Relations Communications Manager to drive external communications strategy, public and media relations and external messaging and brand campaign initiatives for the US region.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with marketing communications colleagues to plan and execute internal and external communications strategies and provide pragmatic and strategic advice to firm leadership
  • Liaise with key stakeholders firm wide to support their strategic communications critical internal and external campaign initiatives
  • Identify and analyze industry, market and emerging trends and communicate the firm’s messaging position to external audiences
  • Develop and execute practice specific PR campaigns
  • Provide messaging advice to business development leadership on the awards, rankings and directory submission process
  • Oversee and manage the distribution of external messaging over the firm’s social media channels
  • Write, edit and publish press releases, media pitches, deal announcements, byline article abstracts, pre-briefing documents, social media posts and other communications collateral
  • Prepare partners, attorney and other key firm stakeholders for media interviews and press events
  • Assist in organizing and managing press events hosted by the firm
  • Proactively monitor social media coverage relevant to the firm
  • Work closely with global marketing communications colleagues to develop and deliver coherent firm wide messaging strategies

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years public relations or strategic communications experience
  • Prior law firm, management consulting or professional services industry experience preferred
  • Prior agency experience strongly preferred
  • Highly motivated, poised and creative personality with demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to think strategically and solve critical time sensitive problems
  • Demonstrated project management and client relationship management experience
  • Excellent communications, writing and content development skills
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