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Job ID: 4654
Updated: Jul 5, 2018
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
We are looking for a seasoned professional to join our growing Communications/PR team within Kirkland’s Business Development/Marketing Department. The Public Relations Manager (Awards & Recognition) will lead the Firm’s global initiatives in connection with legal directories, awards, nominations, surveys and lists published by national, local and trade media organizations such as Chambers & Partners, Law360, The American Lawyer and the Financial Times, and many others.
The PR Manager (Awards & Recognition) will be a key member of the Communications/PR team, as well as a leader and peer in the greater Business Development/Marketing Department. S/he will closely communicate and collaborate daily with nearly 100 diverse problem-solvers and advisers dedicated to the Firm’s broader marketing efforts. Our international business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.
The manager will report to the Firmwide Director of Communications/PR and will be responsible for strategizing, planning, executing and monitoring all awards and recognition opportunities to promote the Firm's practice areas and attorneys in a way that aligns with Kirkland's core messaging and values. The ideal candidate should have outstanding leadership, judgement, project management, problem solving, writing, editing and grammar skills, as well as intellectual curiosity and the ability to distill complex topics into concise, easy-to-read language.
This Firmwide position engages with all of Kirkland’s practice areas — including its highly regarded corporate, intellectual property, litigation and restructuring groups — and acts as a strategic advisor to all partners. S/he should understand how awards and recognition play into the broader PR and marketing ecosystem and will collaborate closely both with attorneys and business development teams and other internal departments to meet requirements and deadlines for projects spanning all offices. S/he will also be responsible for sharing results internally and externally.
The manager will be a hands on leader; someone who can lead a team but also dive in to get the work done. They must execute projects from concept to completion with little supervision and enforce systems, policies, procedures and standards for quality. S/he will actively contribute ideas, and execute and expand upon existing organizational tools, processes, policies and procedures, all while providing superior service to attorneys, producing quality work product, and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
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