Litigation Communications Manager

For the New York Office of a Prestigious Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage incoming press inquiries; identify and pitch story ideas to position lawyers as experts in legal, business and trade publications;
  • Coordinate and counsel lawyers on press opportunities, prepare talking points and provide media coaching as needed;
  • Identify, build and strengthen relationships with key media contacts and connect them to partners as media sources; obtain placements in media outlets, including quotes, expert analysis and thought leadership;
  • Develop collegial and collaborative relationships with partners, practice group leaders, and business development teams to develop key messaging and identify media opportunities;
  • Collaborate with the firm's external public relations agency to develop and execute PR plans/strategies;
  • Regularly monitor relevant news outlets to identify topical trends and stories as potential media opportunities.

Qualifications include:

  • 5+ years prior experience in a marketing or communications-related field; working knowledge of the legal industry and law firm market experience;
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to successfully lead multiple projects and work with little direction in a highly collaborative environment;
  • Ability to multi-task, problem-solve, work well under pressure and coordinate sophisticated communications programs with good results;
  • Able to handle stressful situations and interact with various personalities and communication styles at all levels in the firm;
  • Strong analytic and research skills;
  • Comprehensive, accurate note-taking and excellent proofreading skills.

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