Job: Communications Coordinator

Title Communications Coordinator
Categories Professional Support Staff
Job ID 2065
Location New York, NY
Job Information

An international law firm seeks a Communications Coordinator for their NYC office.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Communications Support
• Research topics and trends in legal and business media.
• Respond to media inquiries, including directing queries to senior pr team and appropriate lawyers.
• Assist in developing and pitching story ideas regarding the firm, its practices and individual lawyers.
• Draft press releases and other firm announcements.
• Conduct research and help draft briefing materials, announcements, reports and analyses.
• Cultivate relationships with key journalists in business and legal press.
• Develop targeted press lists.
• Manage projects and maintain calendar of awards schemes and other editorial submissions.
• Coordinate placement and reprint agreements for bylines/contributed content
• Provide senior communications team with support on additional projects as requested.
Social media
• Knowledge of social channels to help manage the firm’s corporate LinkedIn and Twitter profiles
• Draft text and select graphics for posts on LinkedIn and Twitter
• May assist partners with setting up their profiles

The ideal candidate possesses excellent written and oral communication skills with superior attention to detail. Must demonstrate responsiveness to media and internal constituencies and must possess a professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills to interact successfully with lawyers and staff at all levels. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and deadline-oriented with discretion and professional judgment to deal with sensitive matters, and possesses a willingness to work outside of normal business hours when circumstances require.
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Familiarity with working with national and international media.
• Experience with online media directories.
• Ability to identify and create proactive media opportunities.
• Outstanding research skills.
• Ability to work a significant amount of overtime when needed.
• Experience with Microsoft Excel.

• Law firm experience a significant plus.
• Degree related to communications, media or journalism a plus.
• Familiarity with legal reporters and publications a plus.
• Familiarity with legal surveys, awards and submissions.

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