We are looking to attract a PR Executive to join DWF, an award-winning global legal business, to be based at either our Manchester or London office. The successful candidate will join our PR & Internal Communications Team, which forms part of our Central Services Division.
This position will report into the Senior Communications Manager - PR, Central Services and will be responsible for developing and delivering effective media relations plans for a number of areas within our business. In performing this role, you will draft and sell-in press releases, securing profile opportunities for your spokespeople and develop strong relationships with target journalists.
You will also be expected to contribute to thought leadership initiatives created by your respective sector teams, ensuring these reports have newsworthy content that will enable you to secure positive media coverage. The successful incumbent will provide advice to partners, communications and business development professionals on media relations activities, will monitor and identify opportunities arising from planned features and special reports in relevant media and will assist on business wide communications such as lateral hires, acquisitions, awards, financial results, promotions as and when needed.
Having gained experience in the one or more of the following areas would be beneficial to your application: tech, retail, legal innovation, transport, real estate, insurance, financial services.
We're offering you the opportunity to join a supportive and collegiate team and gain access to top level industry training. DWF have a unique approach to providing legal services and work with market leaders and the best in the industry, all whilst providing a supportive work environment where you will work collaboratively towards a shared vision.
You will be learning from industry leading experts in a friendly and committed working environment and get involved in a variety of tasks.
We are keen to hear from social media literate applicants who possess the ability to work independently to activate campaigns and develop relationships with internal stakeholders and journalists. You will be articulate and persuasive, able to think and plan strategically with a clear and strong understanding of what makes something newsworthy.
Benefits package and flexible working:
We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and a buy as you earn share scheme. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.
DWF is a flexible business which has adopted a hybrid working model where our people enjoy a mix of home and office working. We believe that by operating in a hybrid way, our people enjoy the advantages of both office based collaboration and learning, as well working from home. This way of working allows us to honour our commitment to being a responsible business, offer flexibility and better work life balance as well as ensuring we preserve the DWF culture and values. We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible and agile role and we are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.
If you are looking to develop and grow your professional expertise and enhance your career in a legal business that isn't afraid to challenge the norm and go beyond expectations … then apply! Feel free to visit our website or contact our recruitment team further details about this vacancy or DWF in general.
Supporting your application
Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation. We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you. Please make us aware any adjustments or additional support we can provide beforehand or on the day.
DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So we’ve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service.
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We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.