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The Brumbaugh Group seeks a Communications Assistant to advance the tactical efforts of the communications and marketing strategy we deliver for our growing list of law firm clients.

TBG is changing the way law firms think about marketing. Based in the Chicago Loop, our unique marketing infrastructure model resonates with attorneys and has put us on a tremendous growth trajectory for the coming years. Our clients range from premier boutiques to global powerhouses.

The Communications Assistant will play a number of critical roles at TBG including:

  • Drafting multiple types of content including:
    •   Website and social media copy
    •   Marketing materials, including client alerts and newsletters
    •   Press releases and media pitches
    •   Internal communications
    •   Award submissions

  • Delivering digital marketing projects including:
    •   Back-end website execution
    •   Social media coordination and metrics analysis
    •   Video recaps of meetings

  • Executing event logistics including:
    •   List management
    •   RSVP tracking and guest relations

The right candidate:

  • Has 1-2 years of experience in a PR agency or professional services setting
  • Has a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or a related field
  • Has exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
  • Has a demonstrated ability to pull information from multiple sources and synthesize content into well-constructed deliverables
  • Has technological savvy including back-end website proficiency and social media skills
  • Is highly focused and enjoys working within our process-driven model
  • Is extremely detail-oriented and willing to proof deliverables multiple times to ensure the highest-quality content
  • Can work independently, prioritize multiple projects and manage time effectively
  • Will thrive in our fast-paced culture
  • Wants to learn and develop as a communications and marketing professional
  • Believes in our mission to give back through our work with the Legal & Professional Services Council

TBG core values:

  • We value growth and professional development for ourselves, our clients and the professional services marketing community.
  • We are intensely detail oriented and use processes to ensure best practices are implemented consistently.
  • We value the insights all of us bring, while having fun and supporting each other professionally and personally.

What you can expect of TBG:

  • The chance to become involved in a fast-growing business
  • The opportunity to work with a smart, committed, energetic team
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including health care and 401K packages
  • Tremendous growth opportunities for exceptional performers

Interested candidates should send a resume and salary requirements to Alli Ferguson.

  • Position: BD and Marketing Manager - League Tables
  • Firm: Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location: Chicago or New York
  • Date posted: December 4, 2019
  • Contact: Sidley Austin – Careers

Position Overview
The Business Development and Marketing Manager, League Tables plans, directs, strategically evaluates and manages the Firm’s participation globally with key league table publications and organizations in order to increase the ranking, recognition and profile for the Firm and its lawyers for its transactional work, including but not limited to mergers, acquisitions, securities, emerging companies and venture capital and private equity. Following the leadership of the Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager for the Global M&A and Private Equity Practice Group, s/he will work directly with lawyers across practice groups as well as closely with and collaborating with Marketing colleagues and other Firm departments as necessary.

Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the Firm’s relationships with key league table publications and organizations. Analyzes and helps to determine the Firm’s involvement in order to be aligned with the Firm’s strategic priorities.
  • Liaises with league table publications to understand methodology and submission guidelines as well as other information specific to the directory or Sidley and uses that information to maximize process efficiency.
  • Navigates expertly around databases, survey tools and Excel.
  • Develops and directs a comprehensive and strategic plan for the process by which the Firm submits to the league table publications
  • Communicates and advocates the Firm’s strategy regarding participation in key league table publications to key stakeholders.
  • Oversees calendar of submissions in close coordination with members of Business Development and Marketing teams, and provides training, mentoring and advice in all aspects of the league table submission process.
  • Advocates, on behalf of the Firm and its lawyers, when rankings seem inaccurate or not reflective of the true nature of the market.
  • In coordination with Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager for the Global M&A and Private Equity Practice Group, develops and implements a comprehensive plan for communicating the Firm’s rankings in support of the Firm’s goals and branding both internally and externally.
  • Reports league table results to Firm management. Answers questions regarding results and firm strategy.

Requirements

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience with at least 4 years of experience in law firms (especially in the transactional practices listed above) and/or analyst position in financial services industry or other professional services industry
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferably in business or similar field
  • Demonstrated ability to work in databases
  • Excellent research skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities and take initiative to drive projects
  • Exceptional organizational skills for workload
  • Excellent writing, proofreading and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated PC experience required:  MS Word, PPT and Excel
  • Training, coaching, and presentation skills
  • M.B.A or J.D. a considered plus
  • Prior work experience in the marketing department of an AmLaw 100-sized firm or a media company that publishes league tables
  • An understanding of transaction matters, i.e. mergers, acquisitions, financing, securities, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

  • Position: BD and Marketing Manager – M&A and Private Equity
  • Firm: Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location: New York
  • Date posted: December 3, 2019
  • Contact: Sidley Austin – Careers

Position Overview
The Business Development and Marketing Manager serves as a liaison to various transactional practices in New York including the Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Corporate Governance practices. S/he will work directly with the lawyers in this market to develop and execute clear strategies and business plans, and manage an aligned range of business development and marketing initiatives. Projects may include: securing panel and other appointments through the submission of written proposals/pitches; managing and assisting with the maintenance of business development and marketing collateral for the group (including experience databases); working with local practice leaders to monitor progress against planned priorities; preparing and supervising directory submissions and improving the local profile of the practices and developing strategy for participation in or planning of major events. S/he takes an active role in learning about these and other practices and developing the groups’ and the firm’s internal knowledge about its clients and business in order to foster cross selling. S/he will report to the Senior Manager of Business Development and Marketing and will have managerial and mentoring responsibility for the Business Development and Marketing Coordinator working with the practices.

Responsibilities

  • Consults with local practice leaders and key partners on development and coordination of marketing and client development plans for the practice and individual lawyers within the practices.
  • Attends and contributes to local practice meetings and planning sessions.
  • Tracks and analyzes practice initiatives and how those initiatives impact the practice’s budget and provides evaluation of past initiatives to determine if there is sufficient ROI to repeat those initiatives.
  • Evaluates the viability and probability of the development of business prospects and cross-marketing efforts of the practices.
  • Manages, develops and refines processes and procedures relating to the practice's business development "infrastructure” (e.g., written collateral; database/matter lists; contact lists; opportunity tracking; etc.). Maintains an acute level of quality control to ensure that all marketing collateral, communications, deal lists, etc. are consistent, error-free, and up to date. Ensures processes are efficient and the best possible use is made of available technology and other resources.
  • Coordinates with the Market Intelligence team to conduct industry and client research to aid in practice development initiatives.
  • Facilitates the planning, implementation and follow-up of new business or cross-marketing opportunities.
  • Serves as lead project manager for RFPs and pitches, both for the primary practices and other groups, as necessary.
  • Spearheads briefing discussions to propose and/or understand the opportunity.
  • Writes new business proposals and produces targeted, tailored responses to RFIs/ RFPs.
  • Serves as advisor in preparing and rehearsing pitch teams.
  • Supports follow-up and debrief activities post-pitch and reports them back to firm leaders.
  • Leads practice area's submission of rankings, surveys, league tables and other ratings information.
  • Works with Regional Marketing Programs teams to hold Sidley-sponsored and other co-hosted programs and events.
  • Coordinates with Communication team on PR opportunities.
  • Recommends and facilitates the involvement of firm lawyers in professional organizations that will enhance the visibility of the lawyers and the firm in global and industry platforms.
  • Participates in hiring, managing and developing junior members of their team.
  • Oversees daily operations and reviews staff work.
  • Manages professional development of staff goal setting, coaching and training.
  • Prepares annual performance appraisals and provides timely feedback on performance.

Requirements

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience with at least 4 years of experience in law firms (especially in the practices listed above) and/or strategic planning, sales, market assessment or positioning in financial services industry or other professional services industry
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university, preferably in business or similar field
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities and take initiative to drive projects
  • Exceptional organizational skills for workload
  • Excellent writing, proofreading and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated PC experience required:  MS Word, PPT and Excel
  • M.B.A. or J.D. a considerable plus
  • Experience and knowledge of the corporate legal landscape
  • Supervisory, managerial and/or project management experience
  • Familiarity with databases such as S&P, CapitalIQ and other resources
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team
  • A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job
  • Exercises confidentiality and discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

  • Position: BD and Marketing Coordinator – Transactional Practices
  • Firm: Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: December 3, 2019
  • Contact: Sidley Austin – Careers

Position Overview
The Business Development and Marketing Coordinator works closely with the Transactional portfolio team to support the global practices and industry teams within the portfolio. The Coordinator is a central part of the team and is involved in a variety of projects including: entering and maintaining data in the Firm's experience management system; assisting in the creation and maintenance of business development and marketing collateral for the various practices and industry teams within the portfolio, including pitches and web materials; coordinating drafts of directory submissions and client references; coordinating activities to improve the profile of the practices involving outside organizations, such as sponsorships and other major events. S/He takes an active role in learning about these legal groups and developing the groups' and the firm's internal knowledge about its clients and business. The Business Development and Marketing Coordinator reports to the Senior Business Development and Marketing Manager and works closely with the other Business Development and Marketing Managers and Specialists in different offices to coordinate marketing efforts. It is essential that the Coordinator is a self-starter and works well in a team environment.

Responsibilities

  • Helps to develop and implement systems to acquire and manage representative experience in the Firm’s experience management system.
  • Works with portfolio team members to prepare and coordinate year-in-review reports for use in various industry survey submissions, e.g., Chambers USA.
  • Assists portfolio team members and/or lawyers in the preparation of client proposals and pitches, through formal RFP response processes as well as on an ad hoc basis.
  • Works with portfolio team members and others to help maintain library of materials for pitches, proposals and RFP responses.
  • Updates practice information on the Firm’s website and intranet site, as well as coordinates occasional re-publication in external venues.
  • Helps write and edit draft practice group descriptions, lawyer biographies and client presentations to further develop the Firm’s business development opportunities.
  • Helps conduct research on clients/prospective clients, industry research and occasional competitive intelligence to develop knowledge about our clients, their industries and legal needs.
  • Assists with client feedback program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university
  • A minimum of two (2) years of business development and/or marketing related experience
  • Demonstrated PC experience required: MS Word, PPT, Excel, Outlook
  • Legal marketing and/or strategic planning, sales, market assessment or positioning in other professional services industry
  • Experience with InterAction (or other CRM program)
  • Working knowledge of customer relationship management and other databases
  • Familiarity with S&P, CapitalIQ and other resources
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

This job posting is still active as of October 17, 2019
Position Overview
The Marketing Manager oversees the marketing, public relations and business development activities of the firm and its individual attorneys. This position is part of the administrative team and reports directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Managing Shareholder and Executive Director to develop and execute the marketing, business development and communications plans for the firm and its practice groups
  • Develop marketing programs for multiple channels including the firm website, social media, client and prospect communications, sponsorships and advertisements, collateral materials and media relations
  • Assist in the creation and preparation of proposals and RFP responses for potential clients
  • Review individual shareholder marketing plans and assist in the development of individual shareholder marketing strategies and goals
  • Work with the practice groups and practice group chairs to drive consistent, client-focused marketing and communication strategies
  • Assist with the writing, editing and distribution of internal and external communications, including newsletters, client alerts, articles and announcements
  • Manage the firm’s social media platforms including blogs and Linkedln and coach attorneys and practice groups on best practices for social media usage
  • Plan and manage marketing, networking and business development events such as seminars, CLEs, presentations for clients and potential clients to ensure these are carried out in a timely, cost-effective and professional manner
  • Prepare and distribute press releases, website news items, firm news and other public-facing communications
  • Create and deploy effective internal communication tools, including assisting in developing and promoting effective utilization of the firm’s intranet
  • Assist in coordinating firm events and special projects as needed
  • Identify and develop relationships with legal and general media within firm's regional locations and practice areas

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of marketing management experience

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