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Communications Specialist

New York City, NY | Full Time
16 Days Ago

Job Description

Kobre & Kim consistently seeks exceptional candidates with the talent to deliver outstanding service that anticipates client needs. Position Details: The Communications Specialist is responsible for helping to design and execute the firm’s strategy for raising awareness of one of the firm’s key integrated offerings (International Private Client), several of the firm’s key regions (Latin America; Europe, Middle East and Africa) in addition to building a differentiated reputation of the firm overall. This role serves as a “managing editor,” planning and facilitating the creation, approval and distribution of communications content across external and internal channels, including emails, website, social media, and media relations. In addition to external marketing, this role will also call for occasional assistance on internal communications campaigns that reinforce the firm’s values and commercial objectives. This candidate will work closely with the firm’s senior leadership, top lawyers and relevant product managers across the firm’s fifteen locations around the world to develop and implement communications strategies to meet clearly outlined goals and objectives. Supervisor: Reporting to the Global Communications Leader, this role will work in collaboration with the Marketing and wider Strategy teams as well as across the firm’s other administrative departments to implement all external initiatives. Primary Responsibilities: Communications Strategy and Editorial Planning: · Strengthen Kobre & Kim’s brand externally by developing tailored communication strategies for the firm’s International Private Client offering and other product areas (Government Enforcement Defense; Investigations) in order to improve the firm’s reputation, communicate its distinctiveness and increase awareness and advocacy among new and targeted audiences · Liaise with key business partners, including product managers, attorneys, and strategy leadership team, to align on objectives, risks/opportunities and plans · Design and lead breakthrough content strategy, coordinating proactive, reactive and opportunistic content and media campaigns, including leading weekly editorial meetings, managing the content calendar, and helping to manage the resources of the overall team Writing and Editing: · Collaborate with partners, principals, product group managers, and marketing/business development colleagues to identify industry trends, key case information/wins and newsworthy client work to advance the firm’s communications and content strategy · Draft and edit written marketing materials such as emails, bylined articles, press releases, and website content · Project manage the firm’s submissions of chapters to legal journals, including identifying and vetting potential opportunities, and identifying lawyers to serve as authors, and reviewing/editing final submissions Media Relations: · Serve as a primary point of contact for the firm’s external PR firm, working directly with them to place content in key legal, trade and business publications · Respond to press inquiries, pitch stories, and schedule interviews for attorneys · Develop materials including messaging, talking points, backgrounders and FAQs in response to external inquiries from media · Track relevant media, preparing and distributing weekly coverage reports to the full firm · Provide media coaching and training for lawyers and senior administrative staff when needed · Serve as media advisor to the firm’s Founding Partners and Senior Leadership · Support the development and execution of the firm’s social media strategy · Create reports to demonstrate the success of media campaigns, analyze results, report on key PR metrics, and findings. Use these metrics to drive future strategies in various cities and/or markets Internal Communications: - Help write and distribute firmwide messages from senior leadership, highlighting areas such as achievements, announcements, policy changes and other critical communications Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Journalism, PR, English, Communications, Business or related field preferred Excellent written, editing, listening and verbal skills that reflect an ability to clarify and simplify technical and complex legal topics for a non‐attorney audience A strategic mindset, and ability to lead the development and execution of comprehensive plans tied to concrete business outcomes with minimal supervision Strong project management skills in order to multi‐task and manage multiple projects simultaneously from beginning to end o Proven track record of managing an editorial calendar highly preferable Highly proactive and able to navigate ambiguity and complexity while developing successful solutions Ability to work in a fast‐paced environment and manage multiple, deadline‐driven projects with a keen attention to detail Demonstrated ability to establish strong working relationships with key internal & external stakeholders, including the media Proven ability in generating ideas, content and pitching a variety of media including national, local and trade print, broadcast and online Intellectually curious. Looking to constantly learn and improve 3 to 5 years of professional experience, with a demonstrated track record of impact o PR industry experience preferred, but not required Level of experience and title are flexible. Legal industry experience not required Company Description: Kobre & Kim is a conflict-free global law firm focused exclusively on disputes and investigations, often involving fraud and misconduct. Recognized as the premier firm for cross-border disputes, the firm has a particular focus on financial products and services litigation, insolvency disputes, intellectual property litigation, international judgment enforcement and asset recovery, and U.S. government enforcement and regulatory investigations. With more than 450 employees throughout the firm’s 15 global office locations, Kobre & Kim recognizes the value of incorporating diverse perspectives and professional disciplines to generate the most effective solutions for clients. Further information about the firm is available at www.kobrekim.com Kobre & Kim employees take pride in providing our clients around the world with service that is timely, accurate, unbiased and trusted. We have a profound respect for the professions and clients we serve and define our success in terms of their success. Our work environment is dynamic, innovative, and entrepreneurial. We have a result-oriented culture that demands excellence, agility, and the desire to move quickly and precisely to seize opportunities. Our environment is both challenging and supportive - we give employees the opportunity to develop their skills and do their best work. Kobre & Kim values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees in all its operations around the world regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other protected classification under country or local law. Kobre & Kim is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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