Public Relations Specialist

| New York, NY, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 66,500-119,100 Annually
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Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. We are in the business of building authentic, long-term relationships with our clients, who are some of the world's most successful and innovative investors, entrepreneurs and disruptors in the life sciences, private equity, real estate, technology and financial industries, and where they converge. Our immersive understanding of these industries - combined with our expertise across high-stakes litigation and dispute resolution, world-class regulatory compliance and advisory services, and complex transactions - sets us apart. Our Global Operations Team - all business professionals of the firm - was named the "Best Business Team" by The American Lawyer.

We are seeking a Public Relations Specialist who is a self-starter and highly motivated to support the firm's external communications. Successful candidate plays a crucial role in serving as a trusted media relations adviser and collaborator to the firm's lawyers, client development and global operations teams to plan and execute impactful media campaigns.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop a keen understanding of Goodwin and keep abreast of industry trends to proactively identify strategic media opportunities on topics that align with firm's core practice areas.
  • Actively support day-to-day public relations activities including, drafting, editing, and proofreading a wide range of external communications: press releases, website news items, media pitches, byline article abstracts, interview briefing documents and other communications materials.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with lawyers and serve as a go-to resource regarding external communications activities.
  • Curate and distribute firm's daily media coverage report.
  • Act as main liaison with media database vendor and manage firm-wide media coverage reporting.
  • Assist with establishment of metrics and feedback mechanisms to measure the success of communication strategies and tactics.
  • Maintain editorial calendars for press engagement.

Who You Are:

  • 3+ years of corporate communications or agency media relations experience (preferably in the legal/professional services sector)
  • BA, BS or equivalent
  • Excellent writing, editing and data analytics skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong research and information-gathering skills; ability to create media pitches on a broad range of complex topics.
  • Ability and willingness to build strong relationships and collaborate across Goodwin's global marketing and client development teams and to navigate across a matrixed organization.
  • Strong project management and process implementation skills.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and media monitoring tools and databases such as Meltwater.


Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

Please note: Various agencies of the United States government require employers to collect information on applicants and employees. The National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and certain clients request us to keep track of certain aggregate information regarding lawyers. EEO information requested on this application is for purposes of compliance with these recordkeeping and reporting requirements and to determine recruiting and employment patterns. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

This position is eligible for overtime: No

Target Salary Range: Boston $70,800 - $106,200 | Los Angeles $70,800 - $106,200 | New York $75,000 - $112,500 | Philadelphia $66,500 - $99,800 | San Francisco $79,400 - $119,100 | Santa Monica $70,800 - $106,200 | Silicon Valley $79,400 - $119,100 | Washington DC $70,800 - $106,200

More Information on Goodwin
Goodwin operates in the Legal Tech industry. The company is located in Downtown Los Angeles, Caliafornia, Redwood City, California. Goodwin was founded in 1912. It has 3501 total employees. To see all 19 open jobs at Goodwin, click here.
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