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Communication Specialist

Dallas, TX 75201

Posted: 01/09/2024 Specialization: Administrative Job Number: 3350 Salary / Pay Rate: $85,000.00

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Communications Specialist to be based in its Chicago, ‎Dallas, or Houston office to drive media relations and other public relations ‎initiatives, including content development and other day-to-day communications activities. ‎They are a premier full-service law firm that has earned a solid reputation for complex ‎litigation, regulatory, and transactional work on behalf of clients in important and growing ‎industry sectors around the world. ‎The ‎position’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • On a daily basis, proactively identify and secure media opportunities for our lawyers with ‎regional, national, and trade outlets;actively develop and maintain relationships with ‎media contacts and manage media list‎

  • Write content for press releases, media pitches, the Firm’s website, external newsletters, ‎deal and award submissions, social media postings, and other materials as assigned

  • Track media coverage and help promote positive publicity externally and internally

  • Assist in the management, drafting, and submission of responses to media-related firm ‎surveys and award nominations

  • Support internal communications campaigns geared to engage personnel and drive the ‎Firm’s culture‎

  • Work closely and collaboratively with members of the Firm’s Marketing and Business ‎Development team in a range of initiatives geared to further elevate the Firm’s lawyers, ‎practice groups, and brand

  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in communications, journalism, or an equivalent field

  • Minimum 3-4 years of PR or Communications experience, with a strong emphasis on media relations and a demonstrated ability to effectively engage with reporters and editors on a proactive and reactive basis

  • Outstanding writing and editing skills, with proficiency in AP Style

  • Experience in the professional services industry or public relations agency preferred

  • Strong computer and word processing skills are required;Advanced in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel software as well as the ability to learn software

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to learn quickly and to perform in a fast-paced environment, meeting frequent deadlines

  • Flexibility to adapt to quickly changing priorities

  • The Communications Specialist will report to the Sr. Communications Manager
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