The PR & Communications Coordinator will work closely with members of the Business Development department to execute tasks focused on PR-related activity for the Litigation Department, as well as Corporate PR-activity.
This position is located in our New York office. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision care, 401(k) and health club privileges.
Fielding and responding to press inquires; writing and issuing announcements; introducing Partners to reporters, with support to include preparing background on reporters, arranging meeting logistics and facilitating introduction and follow up; pitching Partners for speaking opportunities at conferences; enhancing the Firm’s presence on social media, including LinkedIn and Twitter; identifying new story ideas and opportunities for Partners to speak with reporters on relevant market developments; monitoring editorial and conference calendars for press and speaking opportunities for Partners; researching incoming reporter inquiries and speaking engagement opportunities and presenting recommendations to Partners; maintaining contact with various reporters and conference organizations and assisting in the development and coordination of press meetings and speaking engagements; assisting in the preparation of Firm press mentions for daily circulation to Partners and Firm Twitter mentions to senior management; serving as point person for photography and video shoots, working closely with other Firm departments, as well as outside vendors, on arrangements; providing material for the Firm’s internal newsletter; and performing other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Business, Marketing or Communications, writing-intensive majors are a plus; 2+ years of work experience, preferably in a legal or professional services environment; experience utilizing and implementing social media tools for PR; ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects with challenging deadlines; ability to write clearly and concisely with consideration of the audience; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent attention to detail; highly professional and discreet; solution-oriented approach to problem-solving; strong focus on client service and responsiveness; and willingness to work overtime as needed.