Marketing Communications Specialist

London

Job Summary

Fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave (minimum 9 months)

The Marketing Communications Specialist will play a key role as a professional writer/editor in identifying, producing and managing editorial content for distribution across external and internal platforms. The person will also take the lead in drafting awards and legal directory submissions, internal newsletters and other marketing communications, working closely with the European Communications Manager. This is a key communications role within a high performing team, which requires a highly organised, self-starter who is able to operate at a strategic and operational level.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Take a lead role in developing, drafting and proofing editorial and marketing materials for the promotion of the European offices. This includes client-focused content, writing award and directory submissions, presentations, marketing brochures, media materials and practice descriptions
  • Assist the European Communications Manager in drafting announcements for internal and external communications
  • Gather information about newly completed deals and matters, and draft marketing descriptions for such matters
  • Draft internal European newsletter and other deal news
  • In addition to producing content, manage relevant processes for legal directories, award nominations and other editorial content
  • Provide guidance to marketing managers in Europe on issues related to directories, submissions and other editorial
  • Develop training manuals, style guides and other communications' guidance; ensure consistency in European communications and adherence to Firm style
  • Create processes, templates and checklists to streamline PR and firm recognition projects
  • Maintain year-over-year records of nomination criteria and analysis of process to meet that criteria
  • Conduct competitive analysis related to awards and rankings, media coverage, bylined article placement and other projects
  • Maintain database of publications and directories with which we do not participate
  • Comply with and understand Firm operation, policies and procedures
  • Manage Firm resources responsibly.

Note: Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills and efforts. Nor are they intended to form a contractual relationship between the employee and the Firm. Rather, they are intended to be accurate reflections of the essential elements of the job.

Qualifications

  • Strong familiarity with legal marketplace and professional services firm operations
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, across a range of platforms using a variety of styles; an ability to provide guidance to others in developing these skills
  • Significant knowledge of the business and legal media (coverage, tone, frequency, etc.), and strong business acumen
  • Ability to work independently, as well as effectively within a team
  • Strong collaboration and project management skills
  • Demonstrates ability to interact effectively with partners, other attorneys and professional staff at all levels
  • Demonstrate close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organisational, and planning skills
  • Flexible self-starter with a desire to work in both strategic and hands-on capacities
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work
  • A 'can do' attitude and willingness to take ownership of the production and quality of editorial content
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
  • Ability to treat sensitive and confidential matters with discretion
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of three years' related experience including experience in writing for a range of platforms (eg publications, social media, thought leadership, media announcements)
  • Prior experience in a law firm or professional services preferred

 

To apply for this position, please submit your application to: https://www.allhires.com/Skadden/PositionDetail.aspx?id=216

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EEO Statement

Skadden is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, alienage or citizenship status, marital or familial status, domestic partnership status, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual and reproductive health decisions, disability (where the applicant or employee is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation), any protected military or veteran status, or status as a victim of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault or offense, or stalking.

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