Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Senior PR Manager will lead media relations and PR activities across the firm's global litigation department and help elevate its brand and reputation among key external audiences. As part of a highly collaborative and supportive team, the Senior PR Manager will display strong media relations skills, proven leadership and substantive project management and writing capabilities. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:Position responsibilities:Work closely with firm and department leadership teams to deliver effective and impactful PR results in highly competitive spaces supporting core business development objectivesEnsure that the firm's highest editorial standards are consistently maintainedAct as a liaison between the communications and practice-group marketing teams to funnel information and proactively uncover new themes and opportunities for high impact external communicationsLiaise with Cooley's PR agency firms (US and UK) to enable seamless flow of information, logistical planning, and positioning to optimize PR resultsBuild and nurture key reporter relationshipsEarn and build responsibility and respect as a trusted go-to lead PR professional, including for sensitive matters and reputation managementDeliver media training and coaching to lawyersWork on tight deadlines with multiple stakeholder groups to successfully execute on announcements, social media interactions and thought leadership opportunities to raise awareness of Cooley among target audiencesAs a close-knit PR team, collaborate and support on additional PR requests as needed (e.g., for the business or litigation department, Pro-bono matters, broader firm initiatives)All other duties as assigned or requiredSkills and experience:Required:After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage and other firm applications, including firm marketing systems softwareAbility to work extended and/or weekend hours, as requiredAbility to travel, as required7+ years applicable experience in the field with 2+ years of exempt/management experience in relevant rolesProject management skillsPreferred:Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Business or related fieldExperience in a law firm and/or professional services PR agency environmentSupervisory experienceCompetencies:Credibility with partners on strategy and execution of PR objectivesAbility to lead multiple projects and work with initiative and energy in a highly collaborative team environmentExcellent communication skills both written and verbalStrong media contacts built up and nurtured over timeComprehensive, accurate note-taking and excellent proofreading skillsAbility to multi-task, problem-solve, work well under pressure and coordinate sophisticated communications programs with good resultsAbility to consistently meet deadlines, including self-set and multi-taskedAssertive, but flexible as to style; must be able to handle stressful situations and interact with various personalities and communication styles at all levels in the firmStrong analytic and research skillsExhibit high energy and genuine enthusiasm for law firm communications activities and goals while maintaining a healthy, competitive spiritExperience in earning the trust and respect of high-performing senior professionals in a fast-paced environmentAbility to develop professional relationships both internally (with department members, lawyers and firm business professionals) and externally (with industry/regional associations, etc.)Reliable and punctualCooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package and is committed to fair and equitable employment practices. EOE.The expected annual pay range for this position is $140,000 - $195,000. Please note that final offer amount will be dependent on geographic location, applicable experience and skillset of the candidate.We offer a full range of elective benefits including medical, health savings account (with applicable medical plan), dental, vision, health and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts, pre-tax commuter benefits, life insurance, AD&D, long-term care coverage, backup care for children and/or adults and other parental support benefits. In addition to elective benefit options, benefited employees receive firm-paid life insurance, AD&D, LTD, short term medical benefits as well as 21 days of Paid Time Off ("PTO") and 10 paid holidays each year. We provide generous parental leave and fertility benefits. New employees will attend a detailed benefit orientation to learn more about our many benefits and resources.