PR/Communications Specialist

Phoenix, Arizona
Sep 13, 2017
Metro Area
Full Time

Ballard Spahr, a national law firm with more than 500 lawyers in 13 offices across the country is seeking a creative and resourceful PR/Communications professional to join its marketing team. The PR/Communications Specialist will support lawyers in our western offices with the goal of raising awareness of the firm and its practices and lawyers. Responsibilities include local and national media outreach and response for our western attorneys, PR strategy development and implementation, quantifying media coverage and maintaining press lists, drafting press releases and awards submissions, and the placement of lawyer-bylined articles. Occasional writing and proofreading may be required, as necessary.

The selected candidate will possess intellectual curiosity, an outgoing and proactive approach, a professional demeanor, and a keen eye for detail. Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills are essential. He or she must understand the firm’s legal practices, keep up with legal and business developments, and generate ideas that resonate with the press and other audiences. 

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, journalism, or liberal arts and the ability to work with complex subject matter. A minimum of three years’ of media relations experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services environment.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit and apply online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.