Communications Specialist in New York, NY

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Legal & Accounting   •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 8 weeks ago

Job Description

  • Develop and execute on comprehensive visibility plans for practice areas of strategic importance to the firm
  • Assist with monitoring media alerts and key publications for news related to Paul, Weiss; share content with relevant parties internally; and produce regular reports on press coverage
  • Vet and respond to inquiries from the press and other third-party media, as appropriate
  • Create and execute communications plans and ongoing programs to promote client matter outcomes and milestones, personnel developments and other newsworthy activity
  • Stay abreast of trends and related developments that may inform our thought leadership efforts and recommend tactics based on findings
  • Work with attorneys to identify timely, provocative and sensible topics for thought leadership campaigns that involve a number of tactics
  • Follow the media landscape in relevant industries and disciplines; develop relationships with key reporters, cultivate relationships between those reporters and key attorneys, and proactively suggest ways to contribute to the news landscape in mutually beneficial ways
  • Place byline articles in appropriate publications, blogs and other outlets; repurpose client memos and other authored content to advance thought leadership and visibility objectives
  • Produce videos and interactive content with support from the multimedia team; this includes working with partners on content, coordinating video shoot logistics, editing footage and promoting the final product
  • Research conferences, events, sponsorship and speaking opportunities, and work with attorneys and business development colleagues to propose and coordinate participation
  • Maintain and organize systems that track information including project timelines, deadlines, measure results, program participation, etc.
  • Work closely with business development colleagues, practice managers and attorneys to track new business, client developments and matter progress that may inform communications work and other business development efforts
  • Participate in other communications and business development projects, as needed

Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required. 5-7 years of marketing communications, public relations, news, or law firm experience/internships is preferred.
  • Highly organized with a meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities to meet time-sensitive deadlines, as well as manage multiple projects simultaneously, including confidential matters.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and processes and eagerness to help the team.
  • Excellent communication skills (writing, editing, formatting, proofreading and presentation skills).
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work confidently and collaboratively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Resourceful, driven attitude with a genuine desire and energy to use a "whatever it takes" approach to ensure team success.