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Public Relations Specialist

McDermott Will & Emery Washington, DC
  • Expired: August 21, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice representing commercial, industrial and financial enterprises both publicly and privately held.  The Firm has a long history of social responsibility and supporting the communities in which our people live and work.

The Public Relations (PR) Specialist designs and implements key components of the Firm’s global PR strategy.  This position drives proactive media campaigns, responds to inbound PR opportunities and develops messaging in support of the strategic goals of the Firm.

As a Public Relations Specialist, you will:

  • Identify and prepare recommendations related to trends and opportunities for pitching designated practice areas
  • Establish and maintain positive media relationships
  • Secure and staff media interviews
  • Develop, pitch and place stories and bylined articles featuring attorneys and clients from the designated practice area(s)
  • Research, write and disseminate press releases, accolades and other external announcements
  • Oversee the Firm’s participation in yearly surveys and nominations
  • Oversee the posting, distribution and maintenance of news over Firm’s social media channels
  • Respond to inbound media requests after appropriately coordinating with lawyers in designated practice groups

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least five (5) years of related public relations work experience, agency experience desirable
  • Knowledge of relevant media landscape and proven media relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize competing responsibilities
  • Ability to work within a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work effectively and achieve results in a fast-paced environment

McDermott Will & Emery


Washington, DC