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PR & Communications Specialist

K & L Gates
Melbourne, Sydney
8 August 2019

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced PR and Communications Specialist to join our BD & Marketing team based in either our Melbourne or Sydney office in a permanent, full time capacity.

The purpose of this role is to work with the firm’s lawyers, as well as members of the Australian Business Development team and the firm-wide central Marketing team, to help build the external profile and brand awareness of K&L Gates in Australia.

What does the role involve?

Reporting to the PR and Communications Manager based in Sydney, this position assists in:

  • Developing social media initiatives and supporting on their implementation.
  • Measuring the effectiveness of content marketing and thought leadership campaigns through analytics and reporting, and developing recommendations and strategies for further opportunities.
  • Facilitating article placements, speaking opportunities, interviews and other activities to build profile and brand awareness.
  • Drafting and assisting with the distribution of press releases and other media pitch materials.
  • Supporting on the management of press inquiries.
  • Participating in other writing and communications projects to support business development and internal communications initiatives, as directed.

About you

We value our culture at K&L Gates and are proud of our friendly and respectful reputation.  We are looking for a likeminded individual who in addition to possessing technical excellence is able to work collaboratively in a team to get things done.

You should be practical and proactive in your approach in addition to demonstrating strong problem solving skills and work well in a team.

The ideal candidate will have previous work experience (around 2 - 5 years) in a professional environment in a similar role.  You will hold tertiary qualifications in English, communications, marketing, journalism or a similar discipline and exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

You have strong organisational and interpersonal skills, exceptional stakeholder management skills, are detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects and daily deadlines.  You have the ability to work independently, exercise good judgment and use discretion with sensitive information.

The extras 

As an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, K&L Gates promotes equal opportunities for women and men to progress in their careers.

Initiatives include:

  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Social events – social club and sporting teams
  • Pro-bono programs and community involvement via our payroll giving program, Global Day of Service and charitable fundraisers
  • Fourteen weeks paid parental leave regardless of gender
  • Purchased annual leave
  • Onsite learning and professional development programs including a Management and Professional Excellence curriculum, CLE's and the HUB.
  • Committees that tackle the big issues including diversity and inclusion, Women in the Profession. 

About Us

The firm’s Australian operations provide vast knowledge of the Australian legal marketplace across a wide spectrum of industries. With lawyers located in four established offices in Australia’s leading financial and commercial centres and possessing substantial experience, K&L Gates acts for industry leaders, major corporations, capital markets participants, major financial institutions, and governments on ground-breaking legal transactions, both domestically and internationally.

For everyone at K&L Gates, our role is about our clients.  They rely on us to provide insightful and practical advice on the diverse issues that affect their businesses.  However, they also expect that advice to go hand-in-hand with excellent client service. The combination of our practice strength, global platform, and unwavering commitment to unsurpassed client service is a true differentiator in the legal services marketplace.

Do you like what you see?

Please apply via our Careers page.

Applications close Monday, 26th August 2019.

For more information please contact Tania Brierley, Recruitment Consultant at tania.brierley@klgates.com

For more information about K&L Gates please see our website.

Referrals from agencies not accepted at this time.

K&L Gates reserve the right to close advertising earlier at our discretion.

K&L Gates is an equal opportunity employer and promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of those with a disability. We welcome applications from people who have an indigenous and/or culturally and linguistically diverse background.

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