Public Relations Manager

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Lewis Search Group is looking to recruit an experienced PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER for an exceptional career opportunity. The candidate will manage and drive promoting company and its partners among the relevant top tier and trade/sector publications covering the New York market. Candidate also will work with the company’s broader global public relations team to heighten the company’s New York profile across the US and international markets. The candidate will work closely with BD colleagues and other locations across a global network to develop and support profile-raising and promotional activities. Candidate will lead on internal communications for the company.

Responsibilities:
Manage and drive the PR strategy • Devise and implement a PR Plan, linking to the company’s wider strategy, and setting targets and metrics for media coverage • Build relationships with local, national, and trade press, and implement a media contacts program • Help to build and maintain relationships with the press, and prepare them for interviews • Identify potential news, topics, and comment opportunities • Drive the quantity and quality of media coverage for the company • Draft and distribute briefing notes and press releases, set up journalist meetings and briefings, and commission articles • Manage and prepare submissions for awards entries • Work alongside other members of the BD team to monitor competitor activity and brief senior management on profile raising activities of competitors • Produce a report on PR activity for key stakeholders on a regular basis • Prepare internal communications regarding client work and news pertaining to the office • Ensure consistent messaging and alignment with the company’s brand in all communications activities • Identify appropriate speaking opportunities and other targeted activities to support business development objectives • Drive social media in all areas of external press engagement and ensure that all outbound press efforts are shared via social media

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Minimum bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of three years of public relations experience required
• PR agency, law firm or journalism background preferred
• Strong project management skills and ability to deliver within tight deadlines
• Experience in managing content development for thought leadership campaigns
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• High level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Proactive, initiative taker and self-starter
• Strong personal and professional presence w/ability to represent the company externally before the media

Immediate hire! Salary is commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should apply by submitting their resume in WORD (NOT PDF) via job posting or www.lewissearchgroup.com.

To apply for this job email your details to Clinton@LewisSearchGroup.com

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