Staff Meeting

MARKETING

MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER - BG15

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

 

Helping to create, develop, plan and execute communications strategies as a member of the Media Relations team. Obtaining placements in appropriate media outlets, based on strategic plans and proactive opportunities, that will raise visibility of the firm and its Industry Groups/practice areas and partners in the media. Developing and cultivating relationships with appropriate press contacts at relevant legal, business, policy, and technology publications. To include international, national and regional media. Developing effective relationships with partners earning their trust and respect and ability to collaborate on proactive media opportunities. Preparing partners for media interviews and actively participates in meetings with key reporters; provides partners with substantive feedback following media interviews. Writing communication materials such as press releases, media pitches, byline articles, pre-briefing documents, social media posts, etc. Working closely with Business Development and Brand/Editorial Content teams to identify areas of cross collaboration on industry trends, information on matters, and newsworthy client work that we can promote. Supporting strategy around internal and crisis communications where needed. Additional duties as assigned or required.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

 

Four-year college degree required. A minimum of eight (8) years of media relations and strategic communications experience, preferably at a law firm, media outlet or professional services organization. Ability to provide high-level media relations counsel to attorneys and professional staff on key industry sectors. Experience with relevant sectors including Life Sciences; Financial Services; Consumer Products and Retail; Technology, Telecommunications and Media; and Aerospace, Defense and National Security. Has strong relationships with key media contacts in the legal, business, policy and tech sector and proven ability to build new relationships. Ability to write and pitch story ideas, client wins, thought leadership, op-eds and brand profile in targeted media outlets. Strong news sense and understanding of what it takes to generate impactful media coverage and how to measure ROI. Experience in developing and successfully executing communications plans. Comfortable interacting with and counseling partners and senior-level employees. Passion for tracking industry trends and activities in order to provide attorneys and firm leadership with fresh ideas on content development and distribution. Digital and social media savvy. Excellent organizational skills; ability to successfully prioritize multiple demands and meet deadlines under pressure. Team player and ability to work in fast-paced, high-profile environment.

 

LOCATION:

 

Washington, DC

 

SALARY:

 

$100,000 - $135,000 depending on experience.


 



BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (REGULATORY) - BG11

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
 
We are looking for a results-oriented Business Development (BD) Specialist to support the Firm’s regulatory groups. Under the general supervision and direction of the Assistant Director of Business Development - Regulatory, the Regulatory Business Development Managers, and practice group leaders, the Specialist is responsible for supporting the implementation of the groups’ marketing and client development plans and initiatives to secure new clients and strengthen existing relationships and increase visibility of the practices.
 
REQUIRED SKILLS: 
 
Bachelor’s degree required. Demonstrated success in marketing and business development (background of accomplishment). Previous law firm experience is highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong written and oral communications skills. Effective time management and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to multitask, manage multiple
projects, work well under tight deadlines and other pressures while maintaining a professional demeanor. Demonstrated leadership and proactivity. Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook). InterAction and Adobe skills
a plus.
 
LOCATION:
 
Washington, DC
 
SALARY:
 
$60,500 + depending on experience
 
HOURS: 
 
9:00 am – 5:30 pm