18 May, 2018

Public Relations Manager

  • Stephensons Solicitors LLP
  • Middlebrook, Bolton, UK
Full time Marketing & Business Development

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity available for a PR Manager to be based at our Middlebrook, Bolton office. The PR manager, will deliver a comprehensive PR programme to highlight the firm’s practice areas and key strengths to the public and other key stakeholders. If you are looking for an opportunity to shine and develop your career within a dynamic, ambitious, yet stable and supportive team then we would love to hear from you.

Main key results areas:

  • Ensure the organisations goals are met by implementing PR strategies which complement the business plans
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the press office
  • Act as the key point of contact when responding to enquiries from media, individuals and other organisations
  • Manage the work of our outsourced agency who are responsible for sector title coverage
  • Researches, writes and distributes press releases to targeted media including having a strong track record with national publications and broadcast media
  • Generate and manage the flow of content for online sources and social media, and actively utilise social media to generate work
  • Be responsible for writing and editing in-house e-marketing newsletters, blogs, speeches, articles for the firm’s websites and printed media
  • Source and produce customer cases studies, testimonials and interview clients who agree to publicity about their case
  • Manage the annual awards submissions calendar including advising on entries and preparing submissions
  • Compile the annual legal directory submissions for Legal 500
  • Monitor and analyse the firm’s media coverage and report monthly using media tracking software
  • Ensure all relevant content is posted to the firm’s websites
  • Commission market research and use the findings to assist with PR campaigns
  • Assist with publicising CSR initiatives to foster community relations
  • Have involvement in events, including seminars, exhibitions, open days and press tours. Including devising and coordinating photo opportunities and maximising press involvement
  • Assists with any other PR related duties as and when required

Qualifications

Educated to degree level in English, Journalism or PR - Desirable

Working towards a CIPR recognised qualification - Desirable

Driving licence and own car as there will be some travel - Desirable

Experience

5 years experience in a PR position in professional services sector or PR agency - Essential

Experience in a strategic PR position - Essential

Proven media exposure and ability to build relationships with media, colleagues and clients - Essential

Proven people management - Essential

Experience in all forms of social media to communicate with key stakeholders - Essential

Experience of working in a law firm - Desirable

Experience of carrying out independent research - Desirable

Knowledge and skills

High order of interpersonal skills to gain credibility and maintain positive relationships with partners, employees, managers and external parties - Essential

Takes a strategic yet hands on approach - Essential

A highly-skilled writer with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail - Essential

Ability to work to deadlines with strong organisation and time management skills - Essential

I.T. literate and excellent keyboard skills - Essential

Strong journalistic connections - Essential

Connections at national press levels - Desirable

Personality / Other skills

Ability to work as part of a team but be able to use initiative and take responsibility for work - Essential

Ability to work productively amidst frequent interruptions and remain calm under pressure - Essential

Demonstrate a professional, confident and approachable manner showing tact and diplomacy at all times - Essential

Demonstrate an adaptable and flexible approach - Essential

Discretion and the ability to work in a highly confidential environment - Essential

A highly motivated person with the ability to seek out opportunities whilst maintaining client and business focus - Essential

Demonstrates a genuine passion and commitment for working in this field - Essential

Competitive Salary

Yes

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