Media Relations Specialist

Arnold and Porter   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 183 days ago

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Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as internal and external POC for all directories/surveys/submissions (with the exception of annual firmwide surveys such as ALM).
    o Insures timely completion and submission of all relevant submissions and related references. 
    o Oversees logistics and scheduling for research interviews between attorneys and directory publishers.
    o Manages and distributes Directory/Survey/Submissions calendar.
    o Produces annual comparison reports of results and rankings.
    o Notifies attorneys of rankings and accolades.
    o Manages Chambers and Legal500 annual online bios and relevant update.
    o Works with Business Development Managers to create, finalize, and keep current all Chambers practice profiles.
  • Develops and maintains an online repository for reference in preparing future submissions.
    o Fulfills individual, practice, and Firm requests for historical data.
  • Secures annual directly listing agreements and prepares updates to all related profile pages and other similar listings.
  • Manages PR-related vendors including Meltwater, Cision, etc. and understands and uses each tools’ functionality.
  • Researches and drafts news and collateral materials as assigned, including write-ups/successes for the website.
  • Works with PR/Media team on attorney awards and nominations process including drafting, editing, and submitting nominations. 
    o Maintains repository of awards and honorees for future reference.
  • Works with Marketing Communications team to post appropriate rankings and accolades to website, intranet, and social media channels.
  • Manages and creates all media lists for news distribution.
  • Manages scheduling and logistics for Firm photographer in DC for attorney bio photos.
  • Handles logistics and assists with preparation for on-site filming and photo shoots.
  • Maintains an active knowledge of industry trends and best practices to aid in the department’s marketing communications efforts.
  • Attends relevant Legal Marketing and PR events to further knowledge and relationships.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, or journalism.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in marketing and/or public relations; strong emphasis on writing, editing, and project management.
  • Law firm or professional services firm experience preferred.
  • Experience with, working knowledge of legal directories. highly desired.
  • Proficient in a range of computer software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).  Comfortable using a variety of proprietary marketing databases.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Proficiency in handling several time-sensitive and subject sensitive projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in completing projects is paramount.
  • Detail oriented with dedication to follow up.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle changing deadlines.
  • Flexibility for occasional travel and work after hours.