JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Position: Public Relations Assistant
  • Firm:  Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: October 14, 2019
  • Contact:  Sidley Austin – Careers

Position Overview
The Public Relations Assistant will be an integral member of Sidley’s dynamic PR team. S/he will play an active role in a variety of activities including media monitoring and tracking, PR activity reporting, research, media pitching, securing approvals for media engagement and administrative tasks to support the firm’s PR efforts. S/he must be proactive, a self-starter, an exceptional verbal communicator in addition to a being a team player with strong organizational skills and the ability to successfully juggle competing priorities simultaneously.

Responsibilities

  • Monitors for media coverage, tracks all PR activity and develops reports that measure the PR program’s effectiveness.
  • Assists with writing and editing a variety of materials, including reports, press releases and pitches.
  • Conducts media outreach and handles research projects as assigned.
  • Reviews editorial calendars and proactively identifies opportunities for Sidley and its lawyers to earn exposure in target media outlets.
  • Handles administrative projects including scheduling, meeting coordination, electronic filing and invoice processing.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Requirements
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email staffrecruiting@sidley.com (current employees should contact Human Resources. Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or a related field
  • Minimum one year experience in a public relations role
  • Proficiency with the full Microsoft suite of products
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Preferred:

  • Experience working with a media monitoring tool such as Cision
  • PR agency experience

  • Position: Public Relations Coordinator
  • Firm: Dentons US LLP
  • Location: Chicago, New York or Washington, D.C.
  • Date posted: July 30, 2019
  • Contact: Dentons US LLP – Careers  

This job posting is still active as of October 17, 2019
Position Overview
Dentons US LLP, an innovative international law firm and recognized leader in the legal industry, is ‎seeking a Public Relations Coordinator to play an integral role on the Firm’s PR team in Chicago, New ‎York or Washington, DC.  This role will assist in executing the day-to-day public relations for the US ‎region of Dentons, the world’s largest law firm.  The Public Relations Coordinator will report to the Senior ‎Public Relations Manager, and interact with the Firm’s partners and with other colleagues within the ‎Marketing and Business Development team.

Responsibilities

  • Draft, edit, issue and pitch press releases on lateral hires, deal and case wins and Firm events; ensure timely, accurate and engaging storytelling, consistent with the Firm’s brand guidelines.
  • With the Senior Manager, develop strategic campaigns to advance the media relations goals of the Firm’s practices and sectors.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for industry media inquiries, and actively assist lawyers and practices with the placement of articles and expert commentary in media outlets of all types, but primarily regional newspapers and business and trade publications.
  • In tandem with the Senior Manager, serve as the media coordinator for information and interviews; counsel spokespeople on messaging and interview preparation, as needed.
  • As part of a regional and global communications team, coordinate with colleagues to populate the Firm's intranet and external website with fresh, relevant content.
  • Contribute content to regional and global internal newsletters.
  • Refine best practices and processes to promote and provide messaging and media-related content to enhance the Firm's submissions to industry directories and regional, industry-specific or national awards.
  • Oversee daily media monitoring and archiving of the Firm’s news coverage.
  • Respond to media requests for photos, biographies and logos.
  • Conduct research on media lists, individual reporters, publications and other editorial opportunities.
  • Proactively identify and execute opportunities for lawyers to be featured as expert commentators and bylined authors by monitoring editorial calendars, developing relationships with reporters, monitoring current news events and other means as appropriate.
  • Fluency using media list services and tracking tools a plus.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or marketing.
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of combined experience in a law firm, public relations agency, corporation and/or professional services firm desired; law firm experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated professional poise and confidence in gathering information on Firm initiatives, asking the right questions, and guiding and advising lawyers and business development colleagues on PR strategies.
  • Ability to identify and monitor trends in the legal industry and translate those into viable public relations opportunities.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative approach to work; strong relationship-building skills and experience working across multiple time zones is a plus.
  • Superior writing skills, working knowledge of AP style and experience writing and editing press releases, announcements and similar materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Outstanding ethics, integrity and discretion are a must.
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills, with ability to think, react and communicate quickly.
  • Experience in and working knowledge of the press, print, broadcast and digital media
  • Existing media relationships a plus.
  • Solid news and business judgment, professional demeanor and confidence.
  • Intellectual curiosity and good humor are major pluses.
  • Strong attention to detail, with ability to prioritize (and re-prioritize) to meet deadlines.

  • Position: Business Development Specialist
  • Firm: Locke Lord LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: June 26, 2019
  • Contact: Locke Lord LLP – Careers

This job posting is still active as of October 17, 2019
Position Overview
Locke Lord LLP is looking for a results-driven Business Development Specialist in its Chicago office to help support Firm-wide business development initiatives with the ultimate goal of driving and growing revenue. The Business Development Specialist will report to the Marketing and Business Development Manager. The position’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsibilities

  • Serving as the business development liaison to assigned Firm-wide practice groups and sections; activating practice group and section marketing and helping to establish and carry out viable marketing plans
  • Developing customized pitches, responses to RFPs, and other marketing collateral for new business opportunities and client meetings
  • Working with practice groups and sections to determine effective, detailed approaches to pursuing new business while driving the follow-up and implementation
  • Serving as point person for practice- and industry-related sponsorships and events
  • Analyzing, evaluating and tracking existing and potential business development initiatives across the Firm; with input from the Marketing and Business Development Manager, the Director of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer, recommend strategies and tactics to increase the initiatives' overall effectiveness

Requirements

  • Minimum of four years of business development, marketing or consultancy experience (law firm or professional services firm experience is a plus)
  • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in business or marketing, or an equivalent field
  • Able to successfully manage and prioritize a heavy workload, meet deadlines and delegate tasks
  • Proven track record of driving successful revenue-building initiatives
  • Sophisticated understanding of targeted cross-servicing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of personnel
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and familiar with research and client/contact databases
  • Client-service oriented

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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