Communications Assistant

Location: Midlands
Salary: Market Rate
Salary band: Dependant upon experience
Contract type: Permanent
Date posted: 20180808

A leading global law firm based in Birmingham are looking for a Communications Assistant to join the Marketing and Communications Team. The candidate will report to the Communications Advisor and support the writing and editing of content for PR initiatives and across a range of internal and external platforms, which includes the intranet, website and social media.

The Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Communications Advisor in the day-to-day co-ordination of the firm’s public relations (PR) agency.
  • Track, monitor and measure media coverage, including social media activity, and assist in the provision of a written monthly update on PR activities and coverage for senior management.
  • Assist in maintaining a public relations and awards plan that identifies key stories and themes, including a release schedule, and identifies key stakeholders to work with during each year.
  • Assist with the writing, posting and monitoring of social media messages and website news stories.
  • Develop and maintain a forward internal communications plan for the year, as part of the overall communications strategy and calendar.
  • To respond to customers’/clients’ specific requests for information on services.

The Candidate:

  • Educated to degree level in a role related degree. (e.g PR, Media, Marketing)
  • Relevant work experience within a public relations or communications-based role.
  • Experience working with external agencies in a liaison capacity.
  • Good knowledge of social media.

Please note: Due to the specific sectors we work in, only candidates with valid work experience in a Law Firm, Accountancy Firm, Management Consultancy, Property/Construction Firm, Financial Services Firm or a high profile relevant Association or Agency will be considered. We regret that our clients will not accept applications outside of these areas.

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