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Digital Marketing Assistant

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Job ID: 4518


Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Business Development

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

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 public website ( The website you see today is undergoing transformation, and the Assistant will have the exciting opportunity to be part of this redesign project. S/he will support execution 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.

The Digital Marketing Assistant will process personnel updates, create and update web content, assist with website photography and compile documents and manuals. 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 also participate in projects that aim to expand and enhance the digital marketing functionality and support the operational needs of the Business Development department. This includes advancements to web and mobile platforms, social media, content marketing and integration projects between the website and other platforms. As a part of a cross-functional project team, s/he will assist with many phases of these projects including analysis, design, testing, training and documentation.

Under the direction of the Digital Marketing Manager, 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 and editing/proofing of content. Excellent attention to detail is essential in this position.

  • 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. 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.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required with 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 web content management systems (CMS) preferred.
  • Proficiency with any of the following a definite plus: HTML, Photoshop, Google Analytics.

How to Apply

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Closing Statement

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