Burford Capital is a leading global finance and investment management firm focused on law. Its businesses include litigation finance and risk management, asset recovery and a wide range of legal finance and advisory activities. Burford is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and it works with law firms and corporate clients around the world from its offices in New York, London, Chicago, Washington, Sydney and Singapore.
Burford Capital seeks to hire a PR Manager to maximize its visibility in legal trade press on a global basis, thereby helping Burford stay top of mind with lawyers at leading law firms and on in-house legal teams. A key member of Burford’s growing global marketing team, the PR Manager will work to ensure that Burford secures consistent, high-quality coverage in legal trade publications by cultivating and maintaining relationships with key journalists and editors and by targeting them with relevant and timely story ideas. The PR Manager will also manage internal processes for tracking and sharing press coverage to ensure that Burford’s global team sees the ongoing impact of trade press visibility on its business results.
The role is based in Burford’s New York, NY offices.
We’re rapidly growing at Burford Capital and seeking new members to join our global team.
Burford operates like a fast-paced start-up that values entrepreneurial spirit while offering the stability of an established and well-funded market leader. Our team members are creative, resourceful, fast-moving, confident people who do not need the infrastructure of a large company to succeed.
As a team, we’re comfortable with ambiguity and value every member who is willing to roll up their sleeves and engage collectively for the overall success of our business.
We operate globally and rely heavily on email and conference calls to communicate. Strong written communication skills are essential and a willingness to engage in substantive discussion by email is critical for fit.
Burford pays base salaries consistent with the financial services industry and favors incentive compensation to reward performance. Burford provides competitive health care benefits and a 401(k) matching program in the US.
We’re seeking a PR Manager to join Burford’s growing global marketing team as soon as possible. This is a newly created role that reflects the high value we place on media visibility and our belief that the right coverage in the right media outlet can yield business opportunities.
As PR Manager, you will be Burford’s day-to-day contact for the legal trade press, a key vehicle for Burford to stay top of mind with lawyers at leading law firms and on in-house legal teams. Reporting to the CMO, you will work closely with the global marketing team and will gain exposure to the senior-most executives in the company. Working on a global basis to build legal trade press relationships on Burford’s behalf, you will be focused on cultivating and maintaining relationships with key journalists and editors. By targeting them with relevant and timely story ideas, you will help ensure that we secure regular and substantive coverage across our audiences, products and markets, and your success will be measured through consistent, high-quality coverage in legal trade publications. You will also contribute to the drafting of press releases and bylined articles. Finally, you will manage internal processes for tracking and sharing press coverage to ensure that Burford’s global team sees the ongoing impact of trade press visibility on its business results.