Job Summary

Skadden, Arps is in search of a Senior PR Specialist in Firm Recognition and Surveys that will lead and coordinate various directories, awards and surveys submissions across various practices. Strategizes with practice leaders and partners on positioning; identifies potential new opportunities for recognition; and writes and edits submissions with the goal of enhancing the Firm brand.

  • Strategizes on, coordinates and develops all directory, award and survey submissions globally.
  • Coordinates with Firm management, practice leaders and partners to determine participation and develop content for award submissions.
  • Works with PR project coordinator to ensure relevant best practices, feedback and other guidance are well documented for future use.
  • Interfaces with editors and researchers in connection with directory and award opportunities.
  • Collaborates with marketing administrators and managers globally to meet submission deadlines.
  • Works with various Firm departments to gather information needed for survey and submission responses.
  • Researches new opportunities and analyzes survey/award participation and marketing efforts by peers firms.
  • Compiles peer analysis and historical awards lists as needed.
  • Also supports other public relations initiatives to build the Firm brand.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Able to multi-task, meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Communicates effectively with external and internal audiences
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills
  • Thinks both creatively and pragmatically; comfortable with a sophisticated corporate audience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organizes/prioritizes work optimally
  • Pays careful attention to detail without losing the "big picture"
  • Able to handle sensitive matters and use excellent judgment
  • Works well independently and as a member of a team
  • Deals courteously and effectively with others
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
       

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of five years related experience. Prior law firm experience strongly preferred.
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