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Communications Coordinator

Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Full-Time

Details

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Houston office is seeking a Communications Coordinator to join our fast-paced Marketing Department. This position will work with the US Communications Group as well as US and global marketing and business development colleagues. This position will provide support on day-to-day communications activity, including media relations, internal communications, awards and rankings, bios, and digital marketing.

We are seeking a candidate with a public relations or communications background and experience in a corporate environment, preferably in professional services.

In addition, this highly-motivated, detail-oriented individual will support the US Director of Communications by providing strategic thinking and tactical support of initiatives. These initiatives include:

  • Enhancing the public profile of the firm
  • Providing assistance to lawyers
  • Promoting collaboration across the global practice
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting with the development of press releases, new-hire announcements, award nominations, directory submissions and other firm-related communications
  • Enhancing individual profiles and overseeing the website biography updates
  • Producing and monitoring an editorial calendar for publicity opportunities
  • Compiling media distribution lists
  • Tracking firm news coverage with the compilation of daily news clippings
  • Managing the survey and rankings database
  • Managing byline article reprint ordering and distribution process
  • Processing check invoices and handling other clerical tasks

Skills and Experience Required:

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in a professional services or business sector environment; ideally with some understanding of law firms
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrable writing experience
  • Understanding of news process
  • Understands when to act and when to ask
  • Understands the need and has the ability to manage expectations
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong writing and proofreading skills
  • Self-starter with excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Proven organizational skills with project management experience and multi-tasking abilities
  • Hands-on experience using all programs under the Microsoft Suite (including direct experience with PowerPoint and advanced functions within Excel)
  • An innovative problem solver
  • Self-directed, highly motivated and results driven
  • Confident, persuasive and assertive; capable of building trust amongst the partnership and wider stakeholder community
  • Experience working in a legal and/or professional services environment
  • Some overtime is required

Competencies

Our business principles are Quality, Unity, Integrity. The successful candidate will be expected consistently to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Shows technical ability
  • Contributes effectively at meetings
  • Seeks supervision appropriately
  • Communicates effectively
  • Organized and meets deadlines
  • Focuses on performance enhancement
  • Develops and maintains relationships
  • Delivers excellent service
  • Builds strong reputation
  • Actively contributes to the team
  • Demonstrates leadership orientation
  • Treats people with dignity and respect
  • Promotes and demonstrates our business principles
  • Focuses on strategic priorities