Public Relations Manager

December 14, 2017 - Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago or D.C.

Mayer Brown is looking for a talented, energetic PR manager for its Chicago or DC office. The PR manager will be responsible for supporting all aspects of media relations for the firm’s US practices. Reporting to the assistant PR director, the PR manager will identify media opportunities and work individually and with the outside PR firm. The PR manager will also work closely with the director of communications and supervise the PR coordinator.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan and execute all aspects of media relations for designated practices and offices
  • Develop and maintain relationships with reporters/editors relevant to designated practices/offices
  • Identify trends and issues on which partners from designated practices/offices can comment
  • Proactively pitch stories/interviews to trade, business and general media, both print and broadcast
  • Direct media inquiries to appropriate partners for response
  • Draft news releases re lateral partners and other news about designated practices
  • Assist partners with placement of bylined articles in appropriate publications; and employ the firm’s social media platforms to disseminate firm messages and amplify the impact of content placed in conventional media
  • Direct the activities of the PR coordinator, who assists in providing PR services to the PR manager's designated practices/offices
  • Direct the activities of external PR resources that may be retained to assist in providing PR services to the PR manager's designated practices
  • Provide assistance to the assistant PR director and PR director with internal communications activities related to the PR manager's designated practices/offices
  • Conduct media training (as needed) for partners from designated practices/offices and make periodic presentations on media relations to partners in designated practices/offices
  • Collaborate with business development colleagues to provide PR assistance, where needed, in support of strategic business development initiatives

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