PR Executive - FTC

South East England
01 Mar 2018
23 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work for a future facing law firm with an inclusive and dynamic culture? About the role At CMS, we have pursued a client-focussed strategy that has seen us grow into one of the largest global law firms by revenue and headcount. Reporting to the Senior PR Manager, you will provide day-to-day support to the external communications team in the delivery of our PR and communications activities to help build and maintain a positive reputation of the firm, and promote the expertise of our key sector and practice groups. Sitting within the fast-paced communications department, you will be expected to roll up your sleeves and perform a range of tasks from updating editorial calendars and drafting award submissions through to supporting on strategic PR planning and engaging with the most senior members of the firm. You will be a trusted and active member of the wider communications function, prepared to support other communications projects, including internal communications and social media, during busy periods. This is a 12 months fixed term contract. About you The ideal candidate will have had experience within a professional services or B2B environment, either from an agency or in-house background, and possess sound knowledge of the media landscape. Previous PR experience is essential, as are excellent written and verbal communications skills. Due to the busy nature of the role, you will be expected to be a self-starter and able to hit the ground running from day one. You will need to be extremely well organised and have the ability to prioritise tasks when faced with conflicting deadlines. About us CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. Ranked as the world's 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide. On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent. Equal opportunities CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ("Protected Characteristics"). For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website. How to apply If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries, please contact Tahira Choudhry, Recruitment Advisor. Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.