US Communications Manager

For the New York Office of a Global Law Firm
This is a filled position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with Partners and Firm leadership to project the Firm's vision, and raise the profile of the Firm and its core practices;
  • Manage the Firm's PR agency, helping to shape PR strategy; write and distribute press releases and deal announcements; support the communication of financial results; and assist with press-related events;
  • Help identify emerging market trends; devise and develop research projects and media relations campaigns to help grow the Firm's reputation in key media; evaluate and monitor performance on an ongoing basis;
  • Plan, implement and manage brand and thought leadership campaigns;
  • Manage the Firm's website and digital presence; this includes providing day-to-day user support, repurposing existing marketing communications content for use online; and maintain an editorial plan for the Firm's US website section;
  • Play an advisory role in delivering effective strategic internal communications.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree and 7+ years' experience working in public relations, marketing or external communications roles;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to relate sophisticated information and concepts about current business/legal issues in plain English, are a must;
  • Strong personal presence, able to represent the Firm externally with range of audiences including media;
  • The ability to build strong working relationships and to be able to persuade and influence a range of people, including Partners;
  • Experience in managing PR agency relationships;
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to deliver to tight deadlines.