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Communications Coordinator

Location: Washington, DC
Job # 8921573
Date Posted: 02-17-2017
KJM Staffing Solutions is currently seeking a Communications Coordinator with 2+ years of legal or professional services PR/Communications experience.  All opportunities offer a high base, bonus and excellent growth potential within top ranked global law firms.
Responsibilities
  • Draft, edit, and review key announcements for posting internally and externally. 
  • Play a lead role in promoting pro bono work, and support other critical PR initiatives to further build the firm’s visibility.
  • Track and coordinate externally facing firm headcount and financial survey submissions, maintaining editorial calendars for designated publications.
  • Manage the news section of the firm’s intranet and website.
  • Play a lead role in managing important systems and processes pertaining to areas such as proofreading materials, media/client conflicts, invoice payments, and budget tracking.  
  • Participate in preparing pitches for publications and securing press coverage for the firm.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with appropriate press contacts.
  • Coordinate media interviews, which can include preparing partners for those interviews.
  • Manage and track PR results and produce reports on these results as needed.
  • Coordinate and track reprints, recirculation rights, licensing, and agreements. 
  • Manage press tabs for our partners on website, including posting relevant news articles and drafting summary of coverage.
  • Maintain familiarity with legal industry and trade publications, applying understanding of how stories are presented and in which media.
  • Track for media stories on the firm and alert PR team and partners as appropriate on key coverage.
  • Manage and maintain media lists.
  • Work collaboratively with our external PR agencies and across the firm’s global marketing department.
Ideal Candidate       
The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • BA/BS degree required.
  • 2+ years of public relations and communications experience.
  • Enthusiasm for and understanding of media relations.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to successfully prioritize multiple demands and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Strong team player.
  • Exceptional writing skills, with an ability to prepare focused and specialized written materials.
  • Clear commitment to producing polished work consistently demonstrating attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Openness to learn and grow.
  • Aptitude for interacting effectively with people across all parts of the organization.
  • Understanding of, and respect for, keeping confidential key information regarding firm business matters.
  • Self-starter with a top notch work ethic and a positive, proactive style.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
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