JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Position: Practice Development Manager
  • Firm: Vedder Price P.C.
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: November 8, 2018
  • Contact: Vedder Price – Careers

This job posting is still active as of December 14, 2018.
Position Overview
The Practice Development Manager (PD Manager) is responsible for managing client development programs for several litigation and corporate practice groups to be assigned by the Director of Marketing.  The PD Manager wears many hats and is responsible for staying on top of present and emerging trends in specific client industries, creating and implementing multifaceted strategies to raise the profiles of the practices and attorneys, collaborating with attorneys on business development plans. Significant responsibility and autonomy will be afforded candidates who demonstrate independent judgment, strategic and diplomatic thinking, and the ability to function effectively at several levels.

The PD Manager may also provide daily oversight of marketing staff (individual assignments vary) to ensure the timely completion of marketing-related activities.  The PD Manager analyzes and resolves work issues on a day-to-day basis under supervision of the Director of Marketing.  In this supervisory role, the PD Manager is accountable for the work and actions of the staff members he or she oversees.

Responsibilities

  • Assigns tasks and projects to the marketing staff, explains how those duties are to be done (i.e., what level of performance will meet the supervisor’s expectations) and communicates how the successful performance of those duties will be measured. Effective communication is key to ensuring that the marketing assistants and coordinators are productive and accurate in terms of the work product they produce.  The PD Manager is the role model and leader for those who report to him/her.
  • Advises the Marketing Director of project status.
  • Meets established deadlines for all projects, and oversees flawless execution.
  • Supports and assists coordinators and assistants in managing workload.
  • Performs the duties of the marketing staff members in their absence, or assures that their duties are covered by others.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing is required.
  • Minimum 8 to 10 years’ experience in a marketing/communications function within a professional services firm is required; law firm experience is preferred.

  • Position: Practice Development and Communications Coordinator
  • Firm: Vedder Price P.C.
  • Location: Chicago or New York City
  • Date posted: November 8, 2018
  • Contact: Vedder Price – Careers

This job posting is still active as of December 14, 2018.
Position Overview
The Practice Development and Communications Coordinator (Coordinator) works closely with the Practice Development Managers to support the marketing and business development efforts of various practice groups across all firm offices. This Coordinator’s time is divided into two major activities: (1) supporting the practice development activities of the managers and (2) supporting the communications needs of the firm.

Practice Development Support: 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.

Communications Support: The Coordinator works with the firm’s lawyers and members of the Marketing Department to enhance the firm’s internal and external communications. Key responsibilities include social media support, website support and internal communications as assigned.

This position reports to a Practice Development Manager and collaborates closely with all other managers in the department.

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.

  • Position: Senior Marketing & Business Development Coordinator, West Coast
  • Firm: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Location: Los Angeles or San Francisco
  • Date posted: October 18, 2018
  • Contact: Seyfarth Shaw – Careers

This job posting is still active as of December 14, 2018.
Position Overview
The Senior Marketing & Business Development (MBD) Coordinator will have the exciting opportunity to utilize their marketing and business development expertise in a highly-visible role, servicing clients in California. The Senior Coordinator will formulate, project manage, and implement initiatives as assigned by the Regional MBD Director, as well as being a direct business development resource to local stakeholders. The Senior Coordinator will take ownership of programs throughout the region, developing them from conception through execution. This will require the ability to lead, influence, and manage a team of stakeholders that includes attorneys, administrative staff, and colleagues at all levels. Candidate should be highly motivated with an attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. Strong business skills including written and verbal communications are essential. This position can be located in either the San Francisco or Los Angeles office.

Responsibilities

  • The Senior Coordinator will assist the Regional Director in driving the business development and marketing activities of multiple practice groups in our California offices (Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco).
  • Assist with carrying out regional business goals by leading check-ins with action teams, gathering input/data, and following up to ensure that steps are being taken to meet goals in a timely manner.
  • Identify and support brand-building opportunities; Manage external marketing events and sponsorships by acting as point person with attorneys, event planner, design group, local office staff and others as needed.
  • Proposal and pitch development. Participate in team meetings, gather input/data, draft responses and materials, and work with the firm’s designers to ensure that final product is effective, accurate and delivered on-time. It may also involve research on potential clients.
  • Knowledge management. Assist national teams in collecting attorney representative experience and compile such into effective tools for use in business development.
  • Assist attorneys with bio updates, maintain local office brochure inventory, and cover other day-to-day marketing responsibilities as needed.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Five years work experience, with a minimum of two years direct experience in marketing or business development in a professional services environment (law firm experience strongly preferred, although other professional service experience will be considered); a strong focus on customer service.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with attorneys and/or service professionals, colleagues and other stakeholders at all levels.
  • Superior organizational and project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, entrepreneurial, team-based culture.
  • An ability to be practical and focused while thinking creatively and completing tasks in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and self-directed behavior; a talent for listening actively and well.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook required. Knowledge of Interaction, Qorus Breeze or another proposal software, Tikit or iManage a plus.

  • Position: Marketing Technology Coordinator
  • Firm: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: September 29, 2018
  • Contact: Seyfarth Shaw – Careers

This job posting is still active as of December 14, 2018.
Position Overview
Under the supervision of the Marketing Technology Manager, this position is responsible for assisting in the administration of the firm’s marketing technology stack, serving as a subject matter expert to stakeholders throughout the firm. This role is responsible for providing technical solutions for the firm’s various Marketing needs within the firm’s CRM system, e-Marketing solutions and website/CMS. This is a key role that will be at the center of our ability to use marketing technology to support stakeholders throughout the firm and make significant contributions and improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Provide global support to the firm’s stakeholders on all facets of the firm’s marketing technology stack, including the firm’s CRM system (InterAction), e-Marketing solutions (Tikit), website (CMS) and other systems.
  • Collaborate with content and creative teams to design and execute custom technology solutions for various marketing campaigns.
  • Manage the firm’s bio updates mailbox, ensuring accurate and on-time delivery of bio update requests and other website related requests using the firm’s CMS.
  • Serve as an InterAction “super admin user," supporting various projects and on-going tasks such as: (1) QA testing of system updates, (2) building custom reports, (3)  constructing complex searches using Boolean logic techniques and (4) supporting the overall use across the Firm.
  • Operate as a firm marketing data steward, processing DCM tickets and ensuring data integrity, freshness and availability.
  • Deliver end-user training and process documentation for any of the firm’s Marketing Technology systems based on routine system use and as needed for attorney and staff requests.
  • Complete complex ad-hoc HTML formatting and embedding requests for the firm's email campaigns and website.
  • Monitor and organize the firm’s publication and event mailboxes by responding to client inquiries and providing quality customer service.
  • Process occasional Marketing Technology invoices using the firm’s billing system (Chrome River).

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or marketing.
  • 1-3 years of experience in marketing technology.
  • Legal industry experience preferred.
  • Experience with InterAction, Tikit, Vuture and Web systems strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of CRM, E-marketing and web systems.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills.
  • HTML and design skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook,PowerPoint, and Word) with strong emphasis in Excel.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Programs preferred (Dreamweaver,Photoshop, Indesign, Acrobat).
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and learn new technology concepts and skills quickly.
  • Good analytical skills, organized and possess a strong eye for detail.

  • Position: Senior Media Relations Manager
  • Firm: Perkins Coie LLP
  • Location: Chicago, New York or Washington D.C.
  • Date posted: September 12, 2018
  • Contact: Perkins Coie – Careers

This job posting is still active as of December 14, 2018.
Position Overview
Perkins Coie LLP is seeking an accomplished Senior Media Relations Manager to join its Marketing team. This position is responsible for developing and leading execution of strategic media and public relations activities to drive brand awareness and firm growth. The candidate will work to position the firm’s business activities, practice areas, sectors, lawyers, diversity, pro bono and community service efforts in the news media and social media.

Responsibilities

  • Bring a high level of expertise and leadership to the development, management and execution of a broad range of media and public relations activities.
  • Play a key role in planning and managing the firm’s thought leadership strategy, including: working closely with lawyers and Marketing staff to identify media opportunities for lawyers, study legal media coverage as well as key client industries in order to identify trends and opportunities, and work with the broader Communications team to develop and distribute media coverage across channels, including social media.
  • Manage incoming press inquiries to the firm and ensure that coverage is shared and leveraged across various channels to amplify their impact.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with journalists who cover issues of importance to the firm and its clients. Coordinate interviews and meetings with reporters and lawyers.
  • Serve as the firm’s key spokesperson with the press.
  • Manage responses to firm surveys and award nominations and provide oversight of the appropriate PR team involvement.
  • Manage and provide active involvement with the firm’s public relations agency. Ensure the relationship is maximized with regular tracking and reporting of progress.

Requirements

  • Strong leadership experience of the media relations and PR function, including experience overseeing and leading a relationship with outside resources.
  • Experience in tracking and reporting metrics on media relations activity.
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills and ability to handle sensitive matters with excellent judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort working with lawyers and law firm leaders, particularly in media training/coaching.
  • Ability to foster and deepen relationships with the business and legal press—having current relationships is a plus.
  • Ability to manage the day-to-day demands of the position.
  • Ability to shift quickly to accommodate rapidly changing events.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Journalism.
  • 8-10 years of experience managing public relations and media relations activity—prior experience of meaningful length in law firms or the legal industry, financial services or the technology sector is a significant plus.
  • Prior experience with leading or executing social media activity/strategy highly desired.

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