PR Manager

  • Job Reference: JO0000004010
  • Date Posted: 3 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Marketing / Business Development
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced PR professional who is strategic, energetic and highly motivated to join a very successful global law firm in London.

Can you identify opportunities, sell in ideas and secure coverage across a variety of media? Do you have excellent stakeholder management and writing skills? If so, you may have found the perfect opportunity to take your career to the next stage as part of a global law firm that aims to lead the market in the sectors that power the world's economy: technology, media and communications, life sciences and healthcare, real estate, and private wealth.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining a strategic overview of media plans for core sectors and practices; refining and developing existing strategies; setting objectives and proposing targets and KPIs
  • Account managing PR for certain core sectors and practices directly; overseeing the activity and service provided by executives managing others
  • Building understanding of the activities of, and relationships with, key legal practitioners; proactively identify angles and opportunities to showcase their expertise; gain buy in for proposed approaches
  • Engaging journalists to pitch angles and proposals; preparing colleagues with advice and information to support them in engaging with the press; safeguarding them through the process and feeding back afterwards
  • Ensuring that the team monitors legal matters underway and nearing completion; preparing, editing and distributing press announcements to promote the firm's successes in a timely way; adapting content appropriately for our digital and internal channels
  • Managing the team's daily news monitoring, media agenda and forward features to identify opportunities for our lawyers to engage on topics of current interest, and in 'white space' areas where no one is currently commenting

Candidate profile:

We expect the successful candidate will have a proven track record in PR and communications including some
agency side experience. Law firm/legal PR experience is not essential, but we will look for evidence of
understanding of commercial issues relevant to the legal sector and how to operate in partnership

We're looking for someone who will demonstrate professional maturity and the ability to inspire confidence and
build relationships with a variety of stakeholders. It is also essential that the successful candidate relishes
working as part of a busy team and has a positive and collaborative mindset.

Beyond this, we're looking for:

  • Top quality writing and editorial skills; flawless command of English grammar and punctuation
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive, initiative and proactivity
  • Organisational skills; the ability to multi task and work to tight deadlines
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, creativity and a sense of humour

This opportunity must not be missed by anyone who is ambitious and wants to expand their knowledge, grow their career in a leadership role and gain experience working with some of the best people in the business.

There will be a lot of interest in this vacancy, so don't delay and get in touch with us today!