Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, a prominent international law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Paris, and Frankfurt is seeking a Director of Communications to work in our New York City location.
The Director of Communications will be responsible for the implementation of a proactive firmwide internal and external communications and visibility strategy, program and budget. The Director leads, develops and manages communications professionals in supporting and guiding the Firm’s public relations and media relations programs with various targeted media regarding all newsworthy developments involving individual attorneys, practices, leadership, administrative departments and the Firm as an institution.
Applicants must have a 4-year college degree, an advanced degree / JD is preferred. The ideal candidate must have at least 7+ years of broad-based public relations and communications experience within a large professional services firm or corporate environment. Law firm experience is highly preferred. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in developing media contacts and relationships with national or trade media; experience with international media highly desirable. Must have a solid understanding of the legal industry, as well as the regional and national business environment. Must have strong image and presence that engenders confidence from Firm management and attorneys. Must display excellent verbal and written communication skills plus exceptional interpersonal skills.
All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or marital status or any other category protected by law.
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