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Public Relations Specialist

New York, NY


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Public Relations Specialist


Jun 2012Current

New York, NY
  • Formulate and execute public relations strategy for the firm's global litigation practice
  • Identify opportunities to publicize notable victories the firm has been involved in and pitch related stories to the press
  • Identify and pitch media opportunities, including bylined articles, relevant to the firm and its practice areas
  • Prepare partners for interviews
  • Draft and distribute daily internal newsletter to firm
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate press contacts at relevant trade, legal and business publications
  • Write press releases and update the Firm's internal and external websites
  • Awards and submissions, including Legal500 and Chambers

Communications Assistant

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, New York, NY

Aug 2010Jun 2012

New York, NY
  • Work directly with Director of Communications to execute communications strategies
  • Search media and monitor press to circulate deadline driven news articles to legal teams daily
  • Public relations, such as responding to reporters, developing pitches and coordinating interviews
  • Event planning
  • Produce and design marketing material
  • Office management duties, including expense reports, time entries and other administrative functions

Communications Coordinator

Daymon Worldwisde, Stamford, CT

Apr 2010Aug 2010

Stamford, CT
  • Write blog posts for CEO/President
  • Write and edit deadline driven daily news articles for intranet homepage
  • Write "President's Report" and other communications from CEO and Executive Vice President Team
  • Write speeches and create PowerPoint presentations to accompany presentations from Executive Team

Communications and Corporate Affairs Coordinator

Addison Avenue Federal Credit Union, Palo Alto, CA

May 2008Apr 2010

Palo Alto, CA
  • Public Relations
  • Responsible for internal communications between branches and corporate divisions
  • Write and edit weekly newsletters, update intranet content
  • Manage corporate philanthropy budget, supervise volunteer matching, host various fundraisers and volunteer fairs
  • Organize company-wide and leadership meetings as well as the annual leadership conference
  • Plan employee events, including the company picnic and holiday party
  • Assist Human Resources with employee relations and employee engagement

Communications Coordinator

Connecticut Better Business Bureau, Wallingford, CT

Jun 2007Dec 2007

Wallingford, CT
  • Write and design monthly newsletter
  • Wrote and distributed press releases
  • Responded to media inquiries, hosted press conferences, managed BBB public relations
  • Drafted speeches and managed calendar and travel arrangements for President/CEO
  • Coordinated Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Additional Information

  • Proven client facing skills, maintains professional, poised and polished demeanor
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
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