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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Position: Communications Manager
  • Firm: Locke Lord LLP
  • Location: Chicago, Dallas or Houston
  • Date posted: March 23, 2019
  • Contact: Locke Lord – Careers

Position Overview
Locke Lord is looking for a Communications Manager to be based in its Chicago, Dallas or Houston office to manage and execute public relations initiatives, including media relations and day-to-day communications activities.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and execute day-to-day communications initiatives and activities, including reviewing, proofreading and writing content for press releases, media pitches, the Firm’s website, external newsletters, deal and award submissions.
  • Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications, proactively identify, secure, review and evaluate media opportunities for our lawyers with regional, national and trade outlets.
  • Support and enhance social media efforts to further elevate lawyers, practice areas and the Locke Lord brand.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with members of the Firm’s Marketing and Business Development team.
  • Monitor and regularly report results of communications and public relations activities.
  • Provide day-to-day supervision of Communications Specialists and Social Media Coordinator.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree is required, with a specialization in communications, journalism, or an equivalent field.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of PR or Communications experience, with demonstrated ability and experience managing a team; experience in public relations agency, media or professional services industry preferred.
  • Strong computer and word processing skills are required; Advance Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel software as well as the ability to learn software.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and strong editing skills.
  • Ability to learn quickly and to perform in a fast-paced environment, meeting frequent deadlines.
  • Flexibility to adapt to quickly changing priorities.

  • Position: Marketing Communications Professional
  • Firm: ADR Systems
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: March 21, 2019
  • Contact: ADR Systems – Careers

Position Overview
If you are looking for a chance to hone and expand your skill set, be an integral team member and have the opportunity to do a wide variety of marketing without being pigeon-holed in one area, ADR Systems has an exciting position waiting for you.  We are seeking a highly-motivated marketing communications professional who can hit the ground running. This role will require an individual who writes well, possesses graphic design knowledge, learns quickly, and is detail-oriented. Excellent benefit package provided, including health care, transportation program, year-end bonus and other benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to demonstrate experience and knowledge of marketing communications (copywriting, layout design, multimedia, writing, etc.)
  • Understands how to develop and maintain marketing content, including, brochures, newsletters, emails, forms, ads, and other promotional materials
  • Generates, maintains, and updates content for the company’s online presence, including web site, social media channels, and company blog
  • Possesses strong communication skills, ability to communicate with clients and staff by providing information via email, phone, or in person

Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. in Marketing/Communications or related field (Preferred).
  • Minimum 2+ years marketing and communications experience (Preferred).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and WordPress (Preferred).
  • Team Player - Works effectively and productively with shared responsibilities.‎
  • Functional/Technical Skills - Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to ‎do the job at a high level of proficiency.‎
  • Interpersonal Skills - Listens effectively and communicates ideas and opinions clearly.‎
  • Attention to Detail - Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task ‎through concern for all the areas involved.‎

  • Position: Digital Marketing Coordinator
  • Firm: Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • Location: Chicago or Detroit
  • Date posted: March 12, 2019
  • Contact: Dykema Gossett – Careers

Position Overview
Dykema Gossett, PLLC, a leading national law firm, seeks a Digital Marketing Coordinator, in either Chicago or Detroit, to support the continual improvement of the firm’s digital presence and content effectiveness. Maintaining and creating content, designing graphics, employing analytics and occasional event coordination are the primary components of this role.  Further, this role, impacts content strategy through the development of integrated cross-channel campaigns and findings from e-marketing data analytics.

Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains marketing materials such as website content, attorney bios, client alerts, event invitations and other collateral. This function includes some writing and graphic design.
  • Responsible for content related to attorneys and other professionals, creating and updating biographies, scheduling photo sessions and formatting images for web and print.
  • Leverages e-marketing tools (Vuture, InterAction, gwabbit) to refine contact records and distribution lists.
  • Assists with the development of integrated campaigns across multiple communication channels.
  • Employs analytics to determine efficacy of digital content in order to recommend actions and document best practices.
  • Assists in preparation of business development pitches and RFPs on occasion in collaboration with the Business Development & Marketing Managers.
  • Supports local events as needed in coordination with the Business Development & Marketing Managers, including pre-event logistics, event management and execution as well as post-event follow up and analysis.
  • Takes on other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ work related experience with e-marketing and digital content, preferably in a professional services industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area preferred.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop), website content management (e.g. Firmseek SitePilot, email marketing (preferably Vuture), preferred but not required.
  • Meticulous attention to detail required.
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively while under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision.
  • A strong client service approach and team orientation.
  • Demonstrate good judgement, tact, and flexibility.

  • Position: Communications Coordinator
  • Firm: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: March 10, 2019
  • Contact: Kirkland & Ellis – Careers

Position Overview
We are seeking a coordinator to support the communications group of the marketing and business development department. The position will report to the Public Relations - Recognition & Awards Manager, based in Houston, and must work effectively as part of a close-knit and growing Firmwide communications team.

The coordinator will contribute primarily to survey and directory responses and media and awards nominations. Responsibilities will include research and information gathering, drafting and editing, and maintaining and developing organizational tools. The candidate may also be called upon to assist with various other marketing communications initiatives.

The position will interact with attorneys and administrative staff across practice areas and all of the Firm’s offices. Our international marketing and business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare submissions to legal directory publishers including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, Benchmark Litigation and IFLR1000, among others.
  • Prepare awards and media feature nominations for The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Law360, the Financial Times and other publications.
  • Prepare quantitative survey responses.
  • Draft and publish online accolade posts detailing the firm’s various successes with regard to directories and awards. 
  • Work closely with lead attorneys for directory and awards submissions, gathering relevant experience, references and key statistics; scheduling interviews and drafting preparatory materials for attorneys; and liaising closely with external contacts.
  • Evaluate new directory, awards and survey opportunities as they arise to make recommendations in regards to the Firm’s appropriate level of participation.
  • Help update and refine the firm’s Awards Policy, which conveys to attorneys the various awards contests in the market and their respective standings from a Firm view.
  • Ensure a consistent identity for the Firm’s responses to directories, awards programs and surveys.
  • Create and improve on organizational tools to assist in the overall administration and reporting of directories, awards and surveys responses.
  • Assist with other communications and business development initiatives -- including writing, editing and proofreading, among other things -- on an as-needed basis.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, journalism or public relations
  • 4+ years of experience in communications and/or marketing roles, preferably in a law firm or professional services environment
  • Proficient with technology applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word and Excel
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills and a professional demeanor
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Must be able to multitask and juggle competing deadlines
  • A client service mindset and a sense of urgency in answering requests from attorneys, other administrative staff and external contacts
  • Must be flexible and able to tolerate ambiguity to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills necessary to maintain effective relationships with internal and external contacts
  • The ability to work with and report to staff in various offices across multiple time zones

  • Position: Business Development Specialist (Maternity Cover), North America Tax
  • Firm: Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 24, 2019
  • Contact: Jessica Templeton – Baker McKenzie

Position Overview
Working closely with the partners, the role will focus on NA Tax business development priorities, including overseeing the maintenance of business development and marketing collateral for the Group, monitoring progress against planned priorities, client relationship management, submissions for directories, improving the profile of the Group and providing support and planning for events.

Responsibilities

  • Business Development and Marketing Collateral – Under the direction of the North American Tax Senior Manager, is responsible for the development and maintenance of marketing collateral for the Group.  Works with the Group’s Business Development Coordinator(s) to collect deal information for all practice sub-groups, update practice group information, relevant capability statements, CVs and any other relevant materials, including ensuring website content is up to date/relevant on the Firm’s internal and external website.
  • Profiling – Assesses profile raising activities against the strategic objectives of the Group and a cost/benefit analysis. This includes engaging in sponsorship and conference opportunities, memberships and associations, in consultation with NATPG management.  It also includes overseeing the publication of NA Tax client alerts, newsletters, blogs and handbooks.
  • Firm positioning and events – The role is instrumental in setting the strategy for events undertaken by the Group, implementing marketing communications/activities and monitoring their execution in conjunction with the Global Meetings and Events Team. Also develops and implements campaigns to strengthen the group's reputation in key markets as identified in the Group's business plan.
  • Directories – Oversees Group’s directory submission process, develops communications for the Firm’s responses to directories, finalizes and submits submissions to various directories.
  • Media – Works with the North American Communications Team to ensure all business development opportunities are maximized and the Group’s profile is raised though timely interaction with the media. This may include drafting press releases for approval as directed by Practice Group Management and North American Communications.
  • Securing Panel Appointments – Working with the NA Proposals team, assists with NA tax pitches, RFPs and other business development opportunities requiring targeted written responses, which are driven by a relationship partner in the Group.
  • Other duties as assigned to develop and drive regional strategy.

Requirements

  • B.A. in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least five years experience in marketing/business development in a professional services environment.
  • Organized, detail-oriented individual with strong project management skills, and ability to work on multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with a proven ability to relate to and gain the confidence of people at all levels within an organization, as well as an ability to build strong relationships and work in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible and/or fluctuating work hours.

  • Position: Business Development Senior Specialist
  • Firm: Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 24, 2019
  • Contact: Latham & Watkins – Careers

Position Overview
Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Business Development Senior Specialist – Litigation & Trial to join our dynamic team in Chicago. As part of the team, you will work closely with our partners to drive client-focused business development, branding and marketing goals for the Chicago Litigation & Trial Department. The Litigation & Trial Department is comprised of attorneys with a diverse portfolio of expertise in the following practice areas: White Collar & Defense, Securities and Professional Liability, Complex Commercial, Antitrust and IP Litigation, among others.

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the strategic objectives of the Litigation & Trial Department, including developing and managing key client accounts, strengthening our market position and winning new business. By leading these initiatives in Chicago, you will collaborate with Global Litigation & Trial Department Leadership to develop and execute on an integrated strategy that leverages Latham’s global platform of formidable litigation and trial expertise.

This role will require qualitative and quantitative analysis to understand current market landscape, market trends, Latham’s position in the market, and potential opportunities as the key drivers of the strategic plans. While the position is focused on supporting the Chicago office, there will be a need to understand the firm’s global platform. You will be expected to collaborate with attorneys, BD colleagues, and various departments across the firm to execute on the responsibilities outlined below.

Responsibilities

  • Use understanding of Latham & Watkins’ market position to develop and drive the business development and marketing efforts of the Chicago Litigation & Trial Department.
  • Deliver regular analysis and reporting of industry competition, market trends, internal financial information, business opportunities and pitch activity in efforts to develop and implement focused strategies both globally and by region.
  • Work to effectively integrate newly promoted partners and lateral partner hires.
  • Serve as a lead or consultant on key client accounts as assigned.
  • Stay abreast of developments and trends in an effort to identify potential client opportunities.
  • Remain informed of all major new Litigation & Trial clients and significant matters.
  • Partner with the global PR team to ensure coverage of successful matters, initiatives and products in key markets and significant matters are publicized internally and externally in accordance with the firm's public relations policy.
  • Identify opportunities for thought leadership and other marketing and campaign ideas to increase both internal and external brand awareness for the industry sector.
  • Lead on appropriate directory and award submissions.
  • Support matter collection processes and development of marketing content.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree, or higher, in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Marketing or related field required.
  • J.D. is a plus
  • More than five (5) years related subject matter experience and related analytical experience.
  • Two (2) - Four (4) years relevant experience working within the Litigation Practice, preferred.

  • Position: Practice Development Specialist
  • Firm: Vedder Price LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 14, 2019
  • Contact: Vedder Price LLP – Careers

Position Overview
The Practice Development Specialist works closely with the Practice Development Managers to support the marketing and business development efforts of various practice groups across all firm offices, providing support on pitches, RFPs and other practice group-driven materials. 

Responsibilities

  • Edits, maintains and updates practice-specific pages of the firm’s 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.
  • 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.

Skills & Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of the firm’s 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.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications or related field required.
  • A minimum of eight years of demonstrated success in a law firm or professional services firm required.
  • Previous experience supporting a corporate practice group in a law firm is required.
  • Well-versed in the Microsoft Suite of products.
  • Working knowledge of LexisNexis® InterAction, LexisNexis® Courtlink, PACER, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg and LexisNexis® atVantage preferred.
  • Working familiarity with HTML and basic website technology platforms such as SiteCore preferred.

Position Overview
The Marketing Director is a proactive leader who creates and executes firm positioning strategies that will lead to increased visibility and business development opportunities for attorneys across the firm.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Managing Shareholder and Practice Group Leaders to develop an actionable, achievable strategy to raise the firm’s profile.
  • Build and oversee the firm’s marketing and business development foundation and processes for all marketing components, including RFPs and pitches, client events, webinars and eblasts, advertising and sponsorships, collateral, the firm website, social media, awards and recognitions and internal communications
  • Provide client-focused guidance, structure and motivation for key Practice Groups to thrive and differentiate themselves from competitors
  • Proactively work with Practice Groups to identify profile-raising strategies and fully leverage them through multiple channels
  • Create and bring to market messaging that captures what is unique and different about the firm
  • Craft internal and external messaging for firm leadership
  • Develop fresh ways to engage attorneys and staff through internal communication initiatives
  • Track marketing initiatives and analyze ROI
  • Manage, grow and mentor junior staff

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Administration or related field
  • Required minimum of 10 years marketing experience, with at least five years in the legal field

  • Position: BD and Marketing Coordinator
  • Firm: Sidley Austin LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: February 2, 2019
  • Contact: Sidley Austin LLP – Careers

Position Overview
This newly created Business Development and Marketing Coordinator position works closely with the Regulatory and Regulated Industries 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 also 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, works across offices and works well in a team environment.

Responsibilities

  • Works with portfolio team members to prepare and coordinate year-in-review reports for use in various industry survey submissions, e.g., Chambers USA.
  • Helps to develop and implement systems to acquire and manage representative experience in the Firm’s experience management system.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Position: Proposals Coordinator
  • Firm: Jones Day
  • Location: Chicago or Cleveland
  • Date posted: February 2, 2019
  • Contact: Jones Day – Careers

Position Overview
Working as part of the global Business Acquisition Unit (part of the global Business Development & Communications department), the Proposals Coordinator supports all aspects of responding to RFPs and creating proposals and pitches, including developing drafts, finalizing the end product, overseeing submission to the client or prospective client, and follow-up to determine the result.

Requirements

  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills, able to handle many tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent oral communication and business writing/editing skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and respond to changing priorities.
  • Strong commitment to teamwork, able to establish effective working relationship across regional, practice, and Firm lines.
  • Four-year college degree, minimum three years of experience in a business and/or professional services environment, experience in the legal environment preferred.

  • Position: Digital Marketing Assistant
  • Firm: Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Location: Chicago
  • Date posted: January 16, 2019
  • Contact: Kirkland & Ellis – Careers

This job posting is still active as of March 6, 2019
Position Overview
The Chicago office is hiring for the position of Digital Marketing Assistant in the Business Development department. S/he will assist in supporting the Firm’s newly redesigned public website. S/he will support the upkeep of a modern, responsive and engaging digital presence that reflects the Firm’s unique culture and market preeminence.

The Digital Marketing Assistant will be responsible for data and content entry and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of information on the website. S/he will perform regular maintenance and help establish processes and procedures that support ongoing use of this and related systems.

S/he will assist attorneys Firmwide with their online biographies, perform external research and work with internal departments to ensure that marketing information aligns with other information repositories. The Digital Marketing Assistant will process personnel updates, create and update web content, assist with website photography and compile documents and manuals.

The Digital Marketing Assistant will help build out the analytics and reporting functions of the Digital Marketing team to help guide the firm’s web content strategy. S/he will participate in projects that aim to expand and enhance the Firm’s digital marketing strategy and support the operational needs of the Business Development department.

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Firmwide Digital Marketing, s/he will perform project tasks and interact with external vendors. The Digital Marketing Assistant will also provide general administrative support to leadership including setup of meetings, generation of reports, handling of phone inquiries, editing/proofing of content and processing invoices. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy is essential in this position.

Responsibilities

  • Perform data and content entry for the Firm’s website. Process updates from global Business Development staff, attorneys, secretaries and other functional departments, as well as external sources.
  • Conduct audits and run searches/reports to ensure the validity and timeliness of information. Document process and procedures to ensure standards are met consistently.
  • Assist with all phases of website projects, particularly related to analytics. Perform business analysis, testing and training tasks. As project team member, interact regularly with other Kirkland personnel, consultants and outside vendors to achieve project goals.
  • Perform administrative duties for the website team.
  • Work with professional responsibility attorneys and internal compliance specialists to ensure adherence to rules of advertising and professional conduct.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or a related field required. Two years of relevant work experience preferred. Experience in a law firm or other professional services setting is a plus.
  • Ability to learn and adopt new technology quickly and a desire to translate technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail and accuracy. Proficiency in methods of information acquisition including direct solicitation and use of online resource tools. Ability to synthesize information to produce meaningful reports.
  • Excellent client service orientation, interpersonal skills and communication skills. Ability to forge and maintain effective internal and external relationships. Comfortable interacting with various levels of personnel.
  • Strong team player with ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
  • Prior experience with SiteCore or other web content management systems (CMS) preferred.
  • Proficiency with any of the following a definite plus: HTML, Photoshop, Google Analytics.

  • 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 February 14, 2019.
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 February 14, 2019.
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: 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 February 14, 2019.
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.

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