Chicago IL
Marketing/Public Relations

Communications Specialist

CM Legal

Communications Specialist
General Statement of Duties:
Our client is looking for a Communications Specialist to be based in its Chicago, ‎Dallas, or Houston office to drive media relations and other public relations ‎initiatives, including content development and other day-to-day communications activities. The ‎position’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:‎   ‎

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • On a daily basis, proactively identify and secure media opportunities for the lawyers with ‎regional, national and trade outlets; actively develop and maintain relationships with ‎media contacts and manage media list‎
  • Write content for press releases, media pitches, the Firm’s website, external newsletters, ‎deal and award submissions, social media postings and other materials as assigned
  • Track media coverage and help promote positive publicity externally and internally
  • Assist in the management, drafting and submission of responses to media-related firm ‎surveys and award nominations
  • Support internal communications campaigns geared to engage personnel and drive the ‎Firm’s culture‎
  • Work closely and collaboratively with members of the Firm’s Marketing and Business ‎Development team in a range of initiatives geared to further elevate the Firm’s lawyers, ‎practice groups and brand
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in communications, journalism, or an equivalent field
  • Minimum 3-4 years of PR or Communications experience, with a strong emphasis on media relations and a demonstrated ability to effectively engage with reporters and editors on a proactive and reactive basis
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills, with proficiency in AP Style
  • Experience in professional services industry or public relations agency preferred
  • Strong computer and word processing skills are required; Advanced in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software as well as the ability to learn software
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and to perform in a fast-paced environment, meeting frequent deadlines
  • Flexibility to adapt to quickly changing priorities
  • The Communications Specialist will report to the Sr. Communications Manager

Additional Information:
Supervisory Responsibility – This position does not have any direct reports.
Work Environment – This position operates in a professional office environment.‎
Position Type/Expected Work Hours – This is a full-time exempt position. Days of work are Monday through Friday. Overtime may be required as job duties demand.
Travel – Little to no travel is expected for this position.


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