Public Relations Coordinator

New York

Job Summary

Skadden is looking for a Public Relations Coordinator to support the Firm's public relations group on various PR initiatives by monitoring the media for trends and topics of interest to our attorneys, searching for and circulating Firm-related media coverage, seeking publishing opportunities for attorney-authored articles and client alerts, assisting with certain awards submissions and handling research projects. Additional responsibilities include, as appropriate, building and maintaining relationships with certain relevant reporters and editors and assisting with press outreach in connection with Firm-related news. Additionally, this position:

  • Compiles and circulates press coverage of the Firm and monitors media for relevant trends and topics of interest to attorneys.
  • Assists with review of the daily media sweep of Firm mentions in the press.
  • Conducts research on media outlets and reporters and generates preparatory documents in connection with press interviews.
  • Develops and maintains media lists for use in targeted pitches and general outreach concerning Firm matters and initiatives.
  • Handles certain media-facing activities and interactions, as appropriate.
  • Handles the coordination of attorney-authored article placements, including bylined article contributions as well as republishing of Firm client alerts.
  • Maintains list of author guidelines for target publications and conducts researches to identify new potential media outlets that accept contributed articles.
  • Coordinates with attorneys and publications in connection with contracts related to publishing rights.
  • Compiles client-and topic-specific media analysis and handles other research projects.
  • Oversees editorial calendar opportunities and assists with tracking of media-related activities.
  • Assists with writing award submissions, as needed.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.


  • Exceptional communication skills, including interacting effectively and appropriately with reporters, attorneys, senior administrative staff and peers
  • Extremely strong administrative skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Very strong analytical and trouble-shooting skills
  • Excellent drafting, editing and proofreading skills
  • Organizes/prioritizes work
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of two years of PR/media relations experience
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