Media Relations Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
Full Time
The Marketing Department for a local law firm is seeking a Media Relations Specialist in their DC office.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as internal and external POC for all directories/surveys/submissions (with the exception of annual firmwide surveys such as ALM).
  • Develops and maintains an online repository for reference in preparing future submissions.
  • Secures annual directly listing agreements and prepares updates to all related profile pages and other similar listings.
  • Manages PR-related vendors and understands and uses each tools’ functionality.
  • Researches and drafts news and collateral materials as assigned, including write-ups/successes for the website.
  • Works with PR/Media team on attorney awards and nominations process including drafting, editing, and submitting nominations. 
  • Works with Marketing Communications team to post appropriate rankings and accolades to website, intranet, and social media channels.
  • Manages and creates all media lists for news distribution.
  • Manages scheduling and logistics for Firm photographer in DC for attorney bio photos.
  • Handles logistics and assists with preparation for on-site filming and photo shoots.
  • Attends relevant Legal Marketing and PR events to further knowledge and relationships.

Must haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, or journalism.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in marketing and/or public relations; strong emphasis on writing, editing, and project management.
  • Law firm or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Experience with, working knowledge of legal directories. highly desired.
  • Proficient in a range of computer software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).  Comfortable using a variety of proprietary marketing databases.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Proficiency in handling several time-sensitive and subject sensitive projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in completing projects is paramount.
  • Detail oriented with dedication to follow up.

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