Account Supervisor, Litigation & Crisis- NYC

New York, United States Full-time

BerlinRosen, a leading national strategic communications firm, is seeking an Account Supervisor to help our Legal Affairs and Crisis Communications practice meet a range of communications needs for a variety of clients ranging from law firms to businesses to high-profile individuals, and to assist with business development efforts.

 

The position is ideal for dynamic candidates with 3-5 years of relevant experience in strategic communications and/or journalism. Excellent writing skills and media relations experience are a must. The position is based in New York.

 

This position provides candidates with a unique opportunity to join a talented and growing team working on exceedingly high-profile projects.

 

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with both clients and internal account teams to shape media coverage of particular legal and crisis efforts, whether proactively or defensively
  • Developing and executing strategies to insert clients into breaking and trending legal news in order to highlight clients’ capabilities and experience for profile-building purposes
  • Partnering with and helping to manage clients’ needs including: drafting press releases, identifying story ideas, conducting media pitching, arranging background briefings, fielding/vetting reporter queries, preparing clients for interviews, and providing guidance on publication and speaking opportunities on topics of strategic interest to clients’ practice groups and key personnel
  • Assist in practice business development efforts at all levels

 

Applicants should possess:

  • Strong project and client management skills in a legal PR and/or media environment
  • Experience in crisis communications situations
  • Familiarity with and interest in legal affairs, best practices and relevant media outlets
  • Demonstrated relationships with reporters at top-tier legal outlets, reporters and editors
  • Experience managing media engagement around crisis needs;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with varying levels of staff, clients and the media Additional skills that are not required but will help you stand out as a candidate:
  • Prior experience working at a law firm, particularly for an in-house legal marketing team
  • Prior experience working at a legal news outlet or on the legal beat of a mainstream news outlet
  • Baseline familiarity with legal processes: trial calendars and dockets, case rhythms, relevant terminology
  • Demonstrated business development experience, particularly in writing proposals.

 

We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff, and recognize that its continued success depends on hiring and retaining high-quality creative professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Opportunities for advancement exist, and we are committed to helping all staff develop and grow. Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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