External Communications Manager

  • Job Reference: 7068
  • Date Posted: 2 May 2022
  • Website: https://www.thomasdessain.com/
  • Location: Jersey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Exciting new opportunity to advise and lead on implementation of communications activities, working with communications, business development and marketing operations and building strong working relationships. Duties involve identifying opportunities and securing placements; gaining a thorough understanding of objectives, target markets and media to reach intended audience; liaise with external PR agency and Business Development team to identify client successes, trends, issues and feature stories to ensure maximum exposure before targeted audiences; draft and disseminate news releases relating to lateral partner hires, deals, award wins and other firm news and initiatives to key media contacts; place by-lined articles in legal and trade publications; support activation of marketing and thought-leadership campaigns;  identify and promote stories, features and successes; help oversee international awards and submissions efforts, including submissions to key legal directories as well as valued awards and accolade opportunities; support social media efforts including developing and preparing postings on social networking sites.
Networking and advocacy skills, ability to build relationships with stakeholders both internally and externally are all required, as is ability to multi-task and work to multiple competing deadlines; project and process management skills; excellent communication skills, including strong writing, editorial and proofreading skills; exceptional attention to detail; 'can do' attitude; knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint; ability to learn new software and operating systems; flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs.
Five years continuous residence in Jersey required.