PR Executive (Banking & ICM) - 12 Month FTC - Global Law Firm

Location
England,London
Salary
£Excellent
Posted
09 March 2017
Closes
06 April 2017
Ref
LT5384
Contact
Colette Norfolk
Job Function
PR/Publicity
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
One of the largest and most influential international law firms require a PR professional to join its established PR team on a 12 month fixed term contract role based in its head office in London. The PR Executive will work on the execution of the media relations strategy for both the ICM and Banking practices.

The role holder will work primarily with the ICM PR Manager, but will also be required to fit into the wider PR team, and will take the lead on initiatives where required such as the firm's annual press party, media summer school and other media networking. The PR Executive will need to be confident with a mature outlook to build relationships with journalists and to work directly with partners, helping to identify opportunities, prepare for interviews and follow up with the media. The executive will need to have the necessary experience to take responsibility for deciding what media opportunities should be taken to partners and will act as a gatekeeper to ensure the partners' and journalists' time is not being wasted. They will also need to be able to work under pressure when there are media requests with tight deadlines or potentially damaging issues that need to be dealt with efficiently. The PR Executive will work closely with the ICM PR Manager to identify and execute the day-to-day media requests that come in, ensuring that interviews are conducted in a timely manner to suit deadlines and the partners are well briefed. You will also assist the team in writing industry award submissions and attending award evenings as a host to assist partner networking.

With a good academic background, you will need proven PR or communications experience gained in a legal or professional services firm. Confident, with a mature outlook, you must possess outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, as you will be dealing with the highest levels in the firm.

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