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Communications/PR Assistant

  • Job Type :

    Permanent

    Full-Time

  • Salary : Up to £30,000

Are you keen to get in to communications, enjoy writing and social media and want to be part of a global law firm and work in a professional/corporate environment, if yes to all of those things then this could be the perfect job for you!  Our client, a globally recognised US law firm based in London, is looking for applicants with 12 months + experience within communications/PR/writing/journalism to join as their new Communications/PR Assistant to work in the wider Communication Group/Marketing Team.  We are looking for applicants who are instinctive team players, able to build relationships at all levels in and be able to take responsibility and solve problems independently and as part of a supportive team. In this role you will be tasked with running with web announcements, other web copy, social media activity, surveys, bios, thought leadership and other brand-building initiatives that relate to the firm’s messaging and reputation.  Standard hours are 9:30am to 5:30pm with a starting salary to £30,000.

 

Duties will include:

 

  • Drafting and posting social media posts • Creating podcasts, videos and other digital content
  • Proofing firm copy materials
  • Drafting messaging copy for various purposes, including PR, speeches, brochures, etc.
  • Drafting lawyer bios
  • Supporting on firm surveys if necessary • Supporting Global Communications Director on projects
  • Within the context of business and marketing plans, work with the press team to create media strategies that reflect the firm’s brand and positioning, disseminate key messages, and achieve the media coverage goals of the firm and practice groups.
  • Work with senior communications and BD team members to identify, pursue and execute a campaign led strategy.
  • Identify potential news, topics, and comment opportunities. Be responsible for driving the quantity and quality of media coverage for the firm.
  • Draft press releases and associated web postings and post to web.
  • Responsibility for communicating the organization’s position on topics and issues to the media and public in general.
  • Coordinate interviews and meetings with reporters and lawyers and preparing partners ahead of time.
  • Interact with members of the press to establish and maintain key working relationships, with a focus on the top tier business titles.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / KSAs:

  • Journalism experienced preferred.
  • Interest in social media.
  • Knowledge of digital platforms.
  • Knowledge of SEO an advantage.
  • Interest in a global business and international nuances of PR strategy.
  • Excellent writing and superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Proactive problem-solving and a positive can-do attitude.