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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • 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 August 27, 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.

This job posting is still active as of August 27, 2019
Position Overview
Freeborn & Peters LLP is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to join our Marketing and Business ‎Development team. The Marketing Coordinator drives strategic positioning and lead-generation ‎initiatives through the maintenance of high quality, consistent branding standards; CRM administration ‎and implementation; the design, production, and distribution of print and digital materials; and the ‎management of Firm marketing events and digital platforms. The marketing coordinator also assists ‎the Director of Marketing and Business Development in lead generation and nurturing marketing ‎programs, provides support to the marketing team in select areas, and provides initiative, analysis, and ‎creative problem solving.‎

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the Firm’s event planning function in connection with receptions, seminars, conferences, and other events.
  • Maintains the Firm’s collateral materials, including attorney photos, biographies, Firm marketing materials, articles, and related marketing pieces.
  • Conducts research as needed for Firm’s practice groups and industry teams.
  • Provides backup capacity for the generation of client pitches, proposals, and presentations.
  • Understand and administer the Firm’s customer relationship management (CRM) system.
  • Assists in finding and maintaining relationships with vendors.
  • Assists in PowerPoint development and presentation coordination.
  • Assists Director of Marketing with new employee orientations.
  • Arranges for photography of Firm events, photo shoots, etc.
  • Coordinates external directory listings and survey information.
  • May staff Firm booth, table, or exhibit at trade fairs, Firm events, seminars, etc.
  • Posts updates to the web.
  • Posts content to Firm’s social media channels and distributes internal and external communications.
  • Posts content and updates to the Firm’s intranet site.
  • Orders and maintains custom giveaways.
  • Monitors production of marketing materials to ensure consistency and appropriateness.
  • Coordinates internal and external requests for marketing materials.
  • Works with the Firm’s IT department to improve marketing technologies.
  • Works with Firm attorneys to best utilize social media tools.

Requirements

  • Understanding of the marketing concept within a professional service environment and the needs and expectations of law firm attorneys.
  • Familiarity with the services provided by a full-service corporate law firm.
  • Demonstrated strength in interacting and communicating with colleagues at all levels, both within and outside the office.
  • Ability to adapt to and work within the Firm’s culture.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (e.g. grammar/spelling/proofreading) – Must demonstrate writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and see projects through to completion.
  • Strong word processing (Word), graphic design skills, presentation software (PowerPoint), database management (Interaction), and spreadsheet applications (Excel).
  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism, marketing, or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with tight 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 August 27, 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 August 27, 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

  • Position: Practice Development Coordinator
  • Firm: Vedder Price P.C.
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: April 30, 2019
  • Contact: Vedder Price – Careers

This job posting is still active as of August 27, 2019
Position Overview
The Coordinator works under the supervision of a manager but is responsible for ‎spearheading assigned projects and coordinating all activities associated with those ‎projects. The Coordinator is expected to understand and help improve the ‎department’s procedures, tools and initiatives and to keep team members and ‎supervisors informed on the status of projects. The ideal candidate understands the ‎legal industry; is experienced in providing proactive problem-solving to busy ‎attorneys; is a strong writer and communicator; and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-‎driven environment.  The Coordinator will provide support on pitches, RFPs and ‎other practice group-driven materials.‎

Responsibilities

  • Works with Practice Development Managers to coordinate marketing and business development initiatives for specific practice groups across the firm’s offices; this includes drafting and producing marketing proposals and RFP responses, including content development, final document preparation and follow-up
  • Edits, maintains and updates practice-specific pages of the firm website and intranet, as well as marketing collateral and attorney bios; drafts, reviews and contributes to key messaging and content of brochures and other collateral materials, including directory submissions
  • Works with other marketing team members to identify and coordinate appropriate practice group business development initiatives, such as seminars and trade shows, newsletters, presentations and other events
  • Manages the day-to-day activities associated with these initiatives with moderate supervision
  • Maintains current and accurate case lists, descriptions, case studies and client lists for use in marketing and business development efforts
  • Provides research support for various initiatives utilizing research subscriptions and databases.
  • Prepares submissions to legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related field required.
  • A minimum of five years of demonstrated success in a law firm or professional services firm required.
  • Must work well under pressure and be a self-starter, problem-solver and ‎team player. ‎
  • Must have the ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines. ‎
  • Must have superior attention to detail and an ability to multi-task in a ‎fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.‎
  • Experience with InterAction or other CRM database a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

  • Position: Practice Development Assistant
  • Firm: Vedder Price P.C.
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: April 30, 2019
  • Contact: Vedder Price – Careers

This job posting is still active as of August 27, 2019
Position Overview
The Practice Development Assistant (PD Assistant) works closely with the Practice ‎Development Managers and Coordinators to support the marketing and business ‎development efforts of various practice groups across all firm offices. The PD Assistant ‎works under the supervision of a manager but is responsible for spearheading ‎assigned projects and coordinating all activities associated with those projects. The PD ‎Assistant is expected to understand and help improve the department’s procedures, ‎tools and initiatives and to keep team members and supervisors informed on the status ‎of projects. The daily shift for this person will be 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central time.‎

Responsibilities

  • Works with Practice Development Managers and Coordinators to coordinate marketing and business development initiatives for specific practice groups across the firm’s offices; this includes drafting and producing marketing proposals and RFP responses, including content development, final document preparation and follow-up
  • Edits, maintains and updates practice-specific pages of the firm website and intranet, as well as marketing collateral and attorney bios; drafts, reviews and contributes to key messaging and content of brochures and other collateral materials, including directory submissions
  • Works with other marketing team members to identify and coordinate appropriate practice group business development initiatives, such as seminars and trade shows, newsletters, presentations and other events
  • Supports the maintenance of current and accurate case lists, descriptions, case studies and client lists for use in marketing and business development efforts
  • Provides research support for various initiatives utilizing research subscriptions and databases. Prepares submissions to legal directories such as Chambers and Legal 500
  • Maintains practice-specific databases, including RFP database, experience database (including deal lists and league table rankings as necessary) and others as required
  • Utilizes firm resources to complete administrative tasks
  • Assists with special projects as assigned
  • Supports seminar and other event-related activities
  • Drafts internal and external communications and marketing collateral
  • Assists attorneys and Practice Development Managers with pitches, proposals and RFP responses
  • Develops and maintains mailing/contact lists using the firm’s CRM database and collaborates with other marketing team members on various projects

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related ‎field required
  • Thorough knowledge of the marketing department and its overall purpose and objectives, and the ability to complete moderately complex assignments independently
  • Ability to set day-to-day priorities based on incoming requests and overall objectives of the firm and the requesting party, as well as to anticipate issues and opportunities and address them with little or no supervision
  • Ability to identify and effectively use data, experience and judgment to formulate realistic and sound points of view and effectively communicate the same to team members and attorneys
  • Must be a self-starter who thrives on juggling numerous, high-visibility projects on tight timetables, is capable of handling significant pressure and has excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and a collegial, collaborative approach are critical to success; poise, tact and professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts are essential
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Successful candidates will have strong-to-advanced technological skills in the ‎Microsoft suite of products as well as with applications specific to the legal industry. ‎Working knowledge of InterAction, Courtlink, PACER, Capital IQ, Bloomberg and ‎Thomson Reuters MonitorSuite preferred. ‎

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