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Senior Public Relations and Communications Coordinator

New York, NY



Working closely with the Senior Manager, Manager and Coordinator of PR & Communications, the Senior Coordinator will support the firm’s global internal and external communications activities. 


Responsibilities:
  • Drafting communications content, including news items for website
  • Fielding and responding to press inquiries
  • Identifying opportunities for lawyers to speak with reporters and arranging interviews and meetings
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with key business, legal and trade journalists
  • Researching opportunities for and facilitating placement of bylined articles
  • Drafting press releases and other external announcements
  • Developing targeted media lists for distribution of firm news
  • Drafting award and survey submissions and identifying and evaluating new opportunities
  • Drafting and posting content to the firm’s social media accounts
  • Assisting with reports to senior management as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements:
  • Exemplary writing skills, with ability to create compelling content and adapt tone
  • Exemplary editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent judgment and discretion
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with individuals at all levels
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple, often time-sensitive, projects simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize deadlines and effectively manage changing priorities
  • Self-starter with an excellent work ethic
  • Contacts at business, legal and trade publications a plus
  • Knowledge of a variety of legal practice areas a plus
  • Experience with social media a plus


Education and/or Experience
  • Two years of experience in PR/media relations/corporate communications. Law firm or other professional services firm preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, journalism, media/public relations, marketing or a related field


 
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