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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Public Relations Specialist/Writer- Kroll Ontrack

About us:

Kroll Ontrack is a technology software and services company serving both the Data Recovery and Legal Technologies markets. Headquartered in Minnesota with global operations, Kroll Ontrack is part of Kroll's Technology Services group, one of several businesses dedicated to providing clients worldwide with practical, integrated solutions to mitigate risk. The world's largest Data Recovery company, Kroll Ontrack boasts international in-lab services with clean room facilities as well virtual on-site services through Remote Data Recovery. In addition, Kroll Ontrack offers several software solutions for do-it-yourself recovery, permanent data deletion, drive installation and Exchange mailbox restoration. Kroll Ontrack's Legal Technologies group (Electronic Discovery, Paper Discovery, Computer Forensics) assists attorneys, businesses and investigators with the collection, organization and preparation of data for review and analysis in legal matters, regulatory filings, and investigations.

The PR Specialist/Writer will work closely with the Marketing Manager on setting direction on PR strategy, as well as manage the day-to-day PR activity in support of positioning Kroll Ontrack as an expert on e-discovery, paper discovery and computer forensics in the legal industry in the US. This includes conducting media relations activity and working closely with the rest of the marketing department and product line management team on key messaging for the Legal Technologies product line. This individual will be expected to work closely with the rest of the Marketing Department, Web Team, Corporate Communications, and Product Management staff to brainstorm ideas, develop plans, and oversee execution of all tactics, in addition to being responsible for all PR related activity.

-Manage the development and execution of PR plans to support the legal technologies product line in the U.S. market.

-Produce high quality news placements representing Kroll Ontrack’s expertise in the legal industry.

-Establish and develop relationships with top tier legal media contacts in the U.S. and Canada.

-Manage multiple projects at once, many with competing deadlines and resources; ability to prioritize work based on value, impact on revenue, impact on budget, resource dependencies, and importance.

-Write bylined articles and marketing collateral as needed.

-Travel will be required about 25-30% of the time.
-Three or more years of experience in public relations or related field preferred, preferably with both agency and corporate experience. Experience with Internet and/or Web-based technologies.

-Knowledge of the Internet and software industries, previous experience in a high tech and/or legal company preferred.

-Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) required.

-Proven solid interpersonal communication and customer service skills.

-Attention to detail and time management techniques are necessary to successfully juggle the duties as assigned.

-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

-Ability to write news releases, pitches, reports, internal communications, and business correspondences. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, media and the general public.

-Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

-Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

-Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, media, or employees of organization.

-Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, or other related degree is required.
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