Description

The Communications Specialist will assist on a wide range of reporting, functional and strategic communications projects and tasks to facilitate a first class communications service to the Firm and to help ensure the smooth and efficient running of a busy and productive Communications Services team; support our highly regarded thirty-strong team worldwide as well as having direct liaison with internal 'clients' within the Firm.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting - help to compile a monthly, quarterly and annual media analysis on Firm coverage, as well as provide media coverage summaries for major campaigns
  • Own and update a central tracker of all of our news stories, categorized by practice and industry group
  • Implement the functional aspects of a communications team: edit press releases and upload them onto our Firm website; produce media lists and briefings, update activity calendars, produce Q&A and messaging materials
  • Plan and implement logistics for a wide range of Firm projects and events, including key internal and external campaigns and assist Communications Managers with the production of collateral (e.g., messaging, blogs, infographics and video - working with the Firm's Design team, and editorial)
  • Assist with the functional aspects of internal communications projects including updating BakerWorld, create internal communications newsletters, BakerX campaigns, managing distribution and associated admin etc
  • Work with the wider BDMC teams and other groups on helping to produce engaging material suitable for internal audiences (e.g., films, podcasts, Q&As etc)
  • Be a dedicated support/point person for at least one Practice or Industry group or Strategy area, working closely with one of the Comms Managers

Experience Required

Skills and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a related discipline
  • Some experience in a communications agency or corporate communications role
  • Experience of working in a legal or professional services firm is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Excellent client servicing, stakeholder management and collaboration skills with a 'can do' mentality
  • Ability to work calmly and quickly under pressure, prioritizing competing demands accordingly
  • Strong teamwork ethic and ability to join the dots across teams and projects
  • Demonstrable good judgement
  • Excellent relationship builder
  • Media savvy and nimble
  • Tenacious, resilient and committed