PR Communications Coordinator
High-profile US law firm has created a new role as a PR Communications Coordinator to report directly to the Global Director of Communications where you will work alongside the wider BD & Marketing team for the worldwide offices. This role will support the firm’s communications and international business development teams in an array of communications and PR-focused activities and initiatives.
This includes coordinating the scheduling, research, submissions and findings of targeted legal directories and awards; the development and dissemination of press releases and news write-ups for their website; the posting of news and other content to external and internal firm channels; and the preparation and posting of content to firm social media channels. The role will also generally support communications and PR functions in the firm’s global offices and assist in coordinating and supporting the communications aspects of events alongside the business development and marketing teams. Duties will include to ensure consistency with the firm brand and writing guidelines in all materials and messages, communicate regularly with internal clients on the status of projects, support the firm’s internal communications team and external PR consultant in furthering the firm’s non-U.S. communications strategy, assist in the development of content to support communications and marketing efforts, including press releases, awards entries, write-ups for the firm website and intranet, and social media postings, among other content, monitor and communicate deadlines for legal directory and award submissions, internationally (ex-US), sending reminders to the team and reviewing/uploading final entries, track and disseminate results of firm directory and award submissions to appropriate stakeholders, assist in the development of internal communications regarding firm successes and opportunities within and among the practice groups, utilizing communication vehicles such as The Daily Buzz, the internal portal, press clips, etc. and work with the communications and business development teams to assist in media outreach and the development of media lists for firm news, successes, awards, announcements and more.
Applicants require at least 3 years marketing experience with at least 18 months of solid PR/Comms experience from within a legal environment and have excellent writing and communication skills, including strong grammar, punctuation and spelling skills, an ability to translate technical and industry-specific information into clear, compelling content and be degree educated - previous of knowledge of AP Style is beneficial. Standard hours are 9:30am - 5:30pm, working 3 days in the office and 2 from home, with a flexible salary, dependent upon experience of up to £50,000.