PR Manager

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
market rate/competitive
Posted
09 Jan 2018
Closes
06 Feb 2018
Ref
SS11106
Marketing Disciplines
B2B, PR and Communications
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Manager
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role
PR Manager

A PR Manager opportunity for a truly global, market leading law firm.  This role is responsible for leading on media and communications for the dispute resolution practice.  The firm boasts a strong global team culture and has excellent buy in from the partners.

The Public Relations team is responsible for managing the business' relationships with media and also has a broader reputational role focused on managing risk, proactively sourcing issues and aspects of internal communications.  This role will involve:

  • Develop (and regularly review) a PR strategy, PR plan and clear/measurable objectives for the disputes practices
  • Identify potential news, topics, thought leadership and comment opportunities.  Responsibility for driving the quantity and quality of media coverage for the London teams.
  • Manage any significant announcements for the disputes team for London, Continental Europe and Asia (eg partner hires, launch of new practice areas, etc)
  • Acting as an ambassador for the firm with London based business, sector-sepcific and legal journalists, and build relationships with national and trade press, implement a media contacts programme for individual partners and practices and help spokespeople build and maintain relationships and prepare them for interviews.
  • Draft and distribute briefing notes and press releases, commission articles (and write/edit articles when required).
  • Monitor competitor activity and report on PR activity to practice area heads on a regular basis.
  • Run media training sessions with partners
  • Analyse, measure and optimise the PR for your relevant practice groups/practice areas

You will have solid PR and communications experience gained within either a major law or accountancy firm, major B2B corporate or a PR agency aligned to the legal sector. You will have excellent communication, influencing and negotiating skills, alongside the ability to think both strategically and tactical delivery. 

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