Senior Public Relations specialist - Firmwide Marketing Department

January 12, 2018 - Baker & Hostetler LLP, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland or Washington, D.C.

BakerHostetler is recognized as one of the leading law firms in the country. With nearly 950 attorneys located in 14 offices from coast to coast, we’re a great place to work for those who seek personal growth and a collaborative environment.

We deliver the highest quality counsel to our clients, including Boeing, Cardinal Health, Caterpillar Inc., Colgate-Palmolive, E.W. Scripps, Exxon Mobil, Ford Motor Company, KeyCorp and the Progressive Corporation.

The firm maintains the same values as when it was founded over a century ago; love and respect for the law, respect for each other, and the courage to make hard decisions on the basis of what we know to be right. Our people help us distinguish our firm through a commitment to the highest standard of client care – and our clients recognize and value this from all of our people.

Our Firmwide Marketing department has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Public Relations Specialist in either our Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland or Washington, D.C Office.  As a member of the PR team in the Firm’s Marketing department, provide strategic public relations counsel and implement Firmwide public relations activities to increase the Firm’s visibility and enhance its reputation with target audiences.  Candidates must have the ability to communicate persuasively and concisely.  Candidates will work in a fast-paced environment independently and as part of a highly collaborative team.  Specific duties include the following: 

  • Conduct national media relations outreach based on Firmwide PR goals and practice group priorities in support of Firmwide messaging and business development activities.
  • Create and implement effective, PR and social media campaigns for the firm’s priority practice areas and industry teams that support business development goals.
  • With the Public Relations Director, manage and support the activities of the Public Relations Specialist, providing backup as needed.
  • Coordinate the use of firm’s national public relations agency.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key reporters at trade publications and national outlets. 
  • Monitor and evaluate media coverage, providing monthly analysis. 
  • Ensure firm’s media relations policy is followed, safeguarding firm and client relationships. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree is required, preferably in Communications, English or Journalism.  5-7 years of experience in the public relations field required, and experience in a law firm or other professional service firm preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and editing skills.
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently and with a highly collaborative team.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities.

  • Ability to be detail-oriented.
  • Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Working knowledge of and established contacts with legal and business media.

BakerHostetler offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit program.  Specific information provided during the interview process.

For consideration please send resume to:

Amanda Kelley, Firmwide HR Coordinator/Recruiter

Confidential fax:  216-430-2985


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