A leading global law firm is looking for a Media Relations Manager on a 12-month contract, paying £62,000 - £72,000 per annum. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with strong professional services PR experience, good relationships with the national trade media and a love of media relations.
The role holder will work alongside a team of four other media relations professionals, but will have overall responsibility for the planning and execution of the media relations strategy for the Corporate (primarily, but not exclusively, M&A) and (Advanced Delivery & Solutions (AD&S) practices, as well as supporting the firm’s focus on technology transformation.
Working with key stakeholders to plan, execute, track and evaluate the media relations strategy and activities for the litigation and tax practices. This includes writing media releases and other newsworthy content for our website and journalists, writing media briefing sheets and organising interviews and media roundtables
Working closely with the Global BD for sectors and the US PR agency to develop and execute media relations campaigns
Have a self-assured and mature outlook to develop relationships with target trade, broadcast and national media on their own to build up a strong network of contacts to introduce to partners.
Drive tactical news as well as longer term thought leadership and market commentary campaigns and opportunities with spokespeople.
Support the media relations team with ongoing requests
Liaise with wider marketing team and our social media executive on social media posts, ensuring that all activity meets our standards.
Key Skills and Experience:
Proven track record in legal media relations and a passion for media engagement
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Ability to juggle multiple requests, prioritise and act quickly to meet tight deadlines.
Confident, pro-active self-starter and an avid consumer of news to be able to proactively identify and sell-in commentary opportunities.
Ability to work well under pressure and provide support and advice when we are managing potentially negative publicity.
Ability to plan and implement global PR campaigns, as well as track and evaluate activity.
Due to a high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to everyone. We will get in touch if you are successful in your application.
VMA GROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, marketing, digital and change communities.
Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, brand, digital marketing and agency services.
We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications, marketing, digital and change industries, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.
In the UK, VMA GROUP has offices in London, Bristol and Manchester and in Europe, VMA GROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.
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