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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Position: Marketing Specialist
  • Firm: HBR Consulting LLC
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: June 13, 2018
  • Contact:  HBR Consulting – Careers

Position Overview
HBR Consulting LLC (HBR) is seeking a marketing specialist to be part of its Marketing team. As a marketing specialist, you will join a growth-oriented company focused on advancing HBR’s brand in the market.

In this role, you will participate in the planning and execution of our strategic events program and collaborate with practice group and operations teams to establish priorities and assess return on investment. The marketing specialist reports to the marketing director. Additionally, the marketing specialist will continuously strive to improve and refine our strategic events program to ensure our event approach and presence align with target audiences to produce results.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute events – including conferences, roundtables, webinars and HBR-hosted meetings – from inception through event evaluation.
  • Develop and maintain budgets for events and provide periodic reports to stakeholders.
  • Identify HBR-hosted event venues; write and distribute RFPs and negotiate final contract.
  • Establish and maintain a database of vendors, caterers etc.
  • Manage pre-, during- and post-event logistics for HBR-sponsored events.
  • Track and process expenses, including reimbursements and honoraria.
  • Draft event communications, email announcements and speaker calls for participation.
  • Liaise with practice groups, marketing team colleagues and / or vendor partners for co-sponsorship opportunities and event coordination.
  • Manage HBR’s events calendar.
  • Recommend new event / sponsorship opportunities based on practice and Company priorities and target audience alignment.
  • Understand HBR service offerings and work with content manager to recommend subject matter expert speaking opportunities.
  • Collaborate with digital strategist to develop social media strategy to support events.
  • Work with graphic designers to develop impactful HBR-branded event materials.
  • Manage the HBR-branded promotional item store.
  • Maintain an intimate knowledge of HBR brand and style guides.
  • Collaborate with content manager to plan and execute HBR’s premier, invitation-only Legal Lab and LegalXchange events.
  • Proof, edit and recommend graphic enhancements for business development presentation decks and marketing collateral (i.e., print, email, social, ads, etc.) to comply with HBR brand and style guidelines.
  • Serve as brand ambassador; train others on HBR brand and style guide requirements.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings or weekends during peak event periods.

Requirements

  • 3-5 years’ experience in events management or similar role.
  • Bachelor's degree in marketing preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable in an environment that requires setting and adjusting priorities.
  • Creative and strategic thinker.
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organization and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, use of the Internet, e-mail and other software programs relevant to this position.
  • Solid writing and editing skills in English.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and thrive in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Project management experience a plus.
  • B2B and professional services marketing experience is preferred.

  • Position: Business Development Manager –  North America Employment & Compensation
  • Firm: Baker McKenzie
  • Location: Chicago, New York or San Francisco
  • Date posted: June 13, 2018
  • Contact: Baker McKenzie – Careers

Position Overview
The North America Compensation and Employment Law Business Development Manager is responsible for assisting the BD Team to develop and drive regional strategy to maximize client retention and growth for the NA Employment & Compensation Practice Group. Working closely with the partners, the role is an integral part of the Group’s Business Development team, focusing on business development and marketing operations, securing panel and other appointments through the submission of written proposals, maintaining marketing collateral, business planning and strategy development, client relationship management, preparing directory submissions, improving the profile of the Group, and executing the Group’s internal and external events.
 
Responsibilities

  • Business Development – Supports the North America Employment and Compensation Business Development Practice Group to identify business opportunities with new and existing clients.
  • Proposals – Provides assistance with the development, drafting and design of proposals,
  • Client Relationship Management – Conducts client research, including Firm-specific information such as billings, matters, and relevant timekeepers.
  • Business Development and Marketing Collateral – Assists with the development and maintenance of marketing collateral.
  • Business Planning – Responsible for tracking progress against the Group business plan.
  • Directories – Responsible for content collection and preparing the Group’s submission to directories.
  • Media – In collaboration with the Associate Director, North America Communications identifying relevant content for social media channels, working with attorneys to develop their own social media channels to promote the Firm and their practice, and tracking media mentions on behalf of the Group.
  • Thought Leadership – Responsible for the production, distribution, and tracking of client alerts, newsletters, white papers and additional thought leadership.
  • Firm Positioning and Events– Works with the local office resource(s) to execute the Group's client seminars, conferences, webinars, internal meetings, sponsorships/partnerships with outside organizations, and all other events in which Firm and Group representation and participation are necessary. Travel throughout the region is required.
  • Budget Management – Monitors Group business development expenditures, develops and obtains necessary approval on all business development expenses.
  • Practice Group Administration – Is responsible for the maintenance and distribution of Group email distribution lists, rosters, and the Group’s calendar. Updates intranet site with relevant material.
  • Other duties as assigned to develop and drive regional strategy.

Requirements

  • At least five years experience in marketing/business development in a professional services environment preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or Marketing, or equivalent work experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of how clients choose among lawyers and the business development process within professional services firms.
  • Strong judgment and ability to make well-reasoned independent decisions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; strong reporting skills.
  • Advanced understanding of strategic market communications and issues.
  • Self-motivated and independent, able to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Comfortable working across multiple cultures and time zones in a matrix organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including pleasant nature and ability to influence others.
  • Organized, detailed oriented individual with good project management skills.
  • Strong client service orientation.
  • Tech-savvy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and PowerPoint design.
  • Familiarity with internet and web-based platforms.
  • High level of energy and persistence, and understanding of the importance of delivering exceptional customer service to clients.

Position Overview
This is a six-month contract position intended to provide coverage for the existing PR Manager’s maternity leave and to assist with duties held by the previous Director of Marketing Communications.

The ideal candidate should: 1) know how to effectively pitch to media, 2) be skilled at working with senior leadership to help manage the process for increasing media coverage in target outlets, 3) have strong subject matter understanding with prior legal industry experience, 4) be a skilled and efficient writer, 5) have experience managing and mentoring more junior team members.

Responsibilities

  • Utilize existing relationships with long-term relationships with both the editorial and business staff of relevant local, national, and international media to pitch stories that raise the firm’s profile. Facilitate meetings between key partners and relevant reporters.
  • Work with the Managing Director of Marketing and the Global Practice Development Managing Director for Litigation to determine public relations goals and implement strategies for targeting media outlets, evaluate media opportunities for potential conflicts in order to minimize the risk of the firm.
  • Work closely with firm leadership to manage crisis communication scenarios, including online reputation management projects and any related negative situations involving the firm and its clients.
  • Manage outside public relations agency partners across the firm.
  • Act as the point person in announcing lateral partner hires, including developing strategies, drafting press releases, and communicating with partners and leadership.
  • Supervise firm media monitoring and work with the Digital & Marketing Communications Manager to post appropriate news content on the firm’s website and social media channels to maximize the firm and its attorneys’ public profile.
  • Help source and place attorney-authored articles.
  • Manage and coordinate with the Marketing Communications Assistant in tracking opportunities and obtaining all necessary information for media-based survey and directory submissions. Work with the global practice development teams on major directory submissions, including Chambers, Legal 500, and U.S. News Best Lawyers.
  • Work with the appropriate teams to publicize good news related to the firm’s diversity, recruiting, and pro bono programs.
  • Collaborate with marketing communications team to develop and strategize profile raising activities for the firm and partners.
     
    Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong public relations experience; 8+ years of professional media relations expertise, preferably in a PR organization that services law firms and/or in-house at a law firm; alternatively 8+ years of journalism experience covering legal and business issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with and gain confidence of lawyers and staff.
  • Excellent news judgment and a keen understanding of the news cycle.
  • Highly organized.
  • Ability to work independently yet stay within parameters of overall firm marketing goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects while prioritizing work assignments.

  • Position: Content Manager
  • Firm: HBR Consulting LLC
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: May 12, 2018
  • Contact: HBR Consulting – Careers

Position Overview
HBR Consulting LLC (HBR) is seeking a content manager to be part of its marketing team. As a content manager you will join a growth-oriented Firm focused on advancing HBR’s brand in the market.

In this role, you will be responsible for helping to establish the strategic direction for Firm-wide content, as well as collaborate with practice group and operations teams to ensure all assets conform to a consistent content strategy, tone and message. Additionally, the content manager will continuously strive to improve and refine the Firm’s content and ensure effective communication tactics align with target audiences.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivates high-quality, consistent streams of content to position HBR as an expert resource among key stakeholders, including clients, prospects and media contacts.
  • Collaborates with internal subject matter experts, as well as external writers and creative designers to produce highly effective content.
  • Works with senior executives to establish priorities, creating and implementing content and communication plans that effectively deliver key messages to target audiences.
  • Engages internal subject matter experts in conversations to understand how HBR’s solutions intersect with market trends, using the results of those conversations in thought leadership development.
  • Creates and manages content/editorial calendar to ensure timely publication and distribution of content.
  • Produces high-quality articles, white papers, blogs, press releases, e-mail marketing messages, case studies, presentation content, survey reports and web copy.
  • Manages and edits the work of other writers, assigning projects and overseeing development.
  • Ensures thought leadership materials are being fully leveraged across the Firm.
  • Manages external public relations firm, which includes overseeing all press releases, third-party article placements and interview opportunities.
  • Collaborates with digital strategist to develop social media content strategy and oversees production of digital assets.
  • Follows industry trends and generates ideas for staying current.
  • Knowledgeable in SEO best practices and incorporates SEO tactics into overall content strategy.
  • Continuously measures and improves content performance; collaborates with digital analyst to create reports leveraging Google Analytics, HubSpot and social media analytics tools.
  • Creates and maintains style and brand guides.
  • Attends HBR-hosted roundtables and events and supports associated thought leadership development.
  • Oversees digital marketing strategy, including website content, development and analytics.
  • Manages all aspects of planning and executing HBR’s annual event, Legal Lab.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, journalism, liberal arts or related field.
  • 7+ years' experience in a senior content strategy, strategic communications or similar role.
  • Proven work experience as a content strategist, content manager, communications strategist or similar role.
  • A portfolio demonstrating breadth of content/editorial experience, as well as writing experience.
  • Knowledge of content management systems (CMS) and marketing automation software.
  • Familiarity with SEO guidelines and keyword research tools.
  • Experience using social media.
  • Solid writing and editing skills in English.
  • Project management experience a plus.
  • B2B and professional services marketing experience is highly preferred.

Position Overview
Thompson Coburn LLP currently has an exempt position available in our Chicago office for a full-time Marketing Manager to consult with the partners in the Chicago office to develop and execute marketing, communication and business development initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic input to various teams and individuals for implementation of short and long-term marketing plans.
  • Oversees the Chicago office’s marketing efforts, including seminars and client events, advertisements, press releases, press inquiries, marketing materials, newsletters and alerts. Takes an active role in developing and maintaining the firm’s internal and external website.
  • Drafts pitches and other client presentations, and provides research assistance and ideas for seminars, conferences, speaking engagements and authored articles to improve the platform of the individual/practice/office, and to increase awareness of Firm’s expertise.
  • Works with attorneys to create plans to strengthen relationships with key clients and prospects.
  • Provides advice to and coaches lawyers with respect to specific business development opportunities and their individual marketing plans.
  • Works with the group leaders, identifies and facilitates methods to enhance cross selling of services between departments, practice groups and offices.
  • Serves as a liaison between the St. Louis-based marketing department and the Chicago attorneys.
  • Supervises the Chicago Marketing Coordinator.

Requirements

  • Qualified applicants will have at least five years of marketing experience in a professional services firm and hold a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, or related field, with a JD or MBA preferred.
  • The person selected for this position must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.
  • Must have ability to read, write, and communicate fluent English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and diction over the telephone.
  • Must possess attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects, and strong time management skills.
  • Must have ability to reason and apply common sense understanding to situations encountered.
  • Ability to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to travel as necessary.

  • Position: Business Development Manager
  • Firm: King & Spalding
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: May 8, 2018
  • Contact: King & Spalding – Careers

Position Overview
King & Spalding seeks a driven and experienced professional to serve as a Business Development Manager for the Chicago office and the firm-wide Special Matters & Government Investigations practice which is part of the firm’s overall Government Matters Practice Group.

The person in this position will work closely with the Managing Partner of the Chicago office and the partners in the Special Matters & Government Investigations practice (located in Chicago, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Atlanta, London, New York, San Francisco, and Houston), as well as with colleagues across the firm’s Marketing Department, to help chart and drive respective business development and marketing strategies.

The ideal candidate is forward thinking, strategic, energetic, service oriented, detail oriented, collaborative and brings substantive knowledge of the white collar crime, anti-corruption, and government and internal investigations subject matter areas, at least 7 years of experience in a law firm or similar professional services firm, and knowledge of the Chicago legal market.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Associate Director of Business Development, the Managing Partner of the Chicago office, the partner leaders of the Special Matters & Government Investigations practice and senior staff to help craft and execute respective business development and marketing strategies.
  • Identify cross-selling and cross-marketing opportunities for lawyers in the Chicago market and the Special Matters team.
  • Organize and support key profile-building events and initiatives for the Chicago office, the Special Matters practice and individual lawyers including receptions, client entertainment outings, substantive presentations, webcasts, etc., working closely with participating lawyers and Marketing Department colleagues on invitation list development, event materials, participant tracking, on-site management and targeted follow-up activities.
  • Continuously maintain all office and supported specialty team website content, brochures, lawyer biographies, pitch materials, etc. so that they are consistent and up to date with firm and specialty area branding efforts.
  • Facilitate client research requests and track and assess potential clients, competitors and enforcement developments broadly to identify business trends and opportunities and ensure that K&S is optimally positioned to grow market share.
  • Draft marketing materials and play a coordinating role in connection with numerous pitches, RFPs and other new business opportunities.
  • Assist with continued integration of Chicago Special Matters & Government Investigations partners in the Government Matters Practice Group firm-wide and with the promotion of the Chicago office.
  • Assist with executing client targeting program for the Special Matters & Government Investigations practice including prompting and monitoring pursuit activities, tracking follow-up activity and assessing ROI.
  • Maintain up-to-date repository of relevant client matters and client references, work with legal directory and league ranking submissions team on Chambers and numerous other rankings.
  • Assist lawyers on the development of their individual business plans.
  • Compile periodic reports on business development activity and results on specialty teams.
  • Coordinate the marketing budget for the Chicago office and the Special Matters practice: vet big-ticket requests and analyze marketing expenses and ROI.
  • Serve as the primary contact for the Chicago office and Special Matters for requests from the marketing department’s communications, branding, and events divisions and other areas of the firm.

Requirements

  • At least seven seven years of experience in a business development or marketing role within a law firm or professional services environment.
  • Undergraduate degree required; JD or MBA preferred.
  • The ability to take direction from multiple stakeholders; excellent project management skills, with keen attention to detail and an ability to prioritize and execute multiple ongoing tasks often under tight deadlines.
  • A highly intelligent, curious, proactive and business-minded approach to all responsibilities and initiatives.
  • A professional, assertive and approachable demeanor, with comfort and competence both in dealing with senior lawyers and working collaboratively with other lawyers and staff throughout the firm.
  • Proficient in the use of a variety of applications such as, but not limited to, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Interaction (or other CRM databases).
  • Concise and effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to travel to the Washington, D.C., office and other locations on occasion.
  • Ability to maintain complete and mandated confidentiality and discretion regarding highly sensitive matters.

  • Position: Business Development Manager
  • Firm: Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 6, 2018
  • Contact: Schiff Hardin – Careers

Job opportunity still active as of May 1, 2018
Position Overview
Seeking a Business Development Specialist to provide direct support in the execution of a wide variety of marketing and business development initiatives that further client relationships, grow business, and increase market share.  This position will report to the Business Development Director.

Responsibilities

  • Developing a deep knowledge of the firm’s attorneys, clients, experience, and capabilities and translating this knowledge into compelling value propositions.
  • Providing hands-on support in managing business development initiatives and supporting practice group strategies.
  • Preparing pitches and responses to requests for proposals (RFPs) and tracking outcomes;
  • Developing and maintaining marketing materials, including practice group descriptions, PowerPoint presentations, practice-specific case/transaction lists, and intranet/website/blog content and other collateral.
  • Along with department analyst, coordinating competitive intelligence research on prospective targets, industries, markets, competition, and conflicts via firm-wide resources, online databases, and library searches.
  • Assisting with maintaining database of opportunities and monitoring results.
  • Recommending specific client communications and programs, including client alerts, seminars, receptions, and webinars.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of four years of professional experience in business development and marketing required. Law firm experience preferred.
  • Excellent writing, communication, collaboration and organizational skills
  • Ability to deal with complex material and concepts and manage/prioritize multiple concurrent projects.
  • Strong computer skills, including advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite. Proficiency with CRMs and email marketing software a plus.
  • This is an exempt position and will require some work during evenings and weekends.

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