Job ID: 4931
Updated: Feb 19, 2019
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 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.
Qualifications & Requirements
The ideal candidate must be an exceptional writer, verbal communicator and critical thinker. S/he will possess excellent organizational and project management skills, outstanding editing and proofing skills, the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment, a strong attention to detail and a professional and polished demeanor. Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential or sensitive information is required.
A solid command of the Associated Press style guide, grammar and journalistic writing principles, as well as an understanding of persuasive writing for marketing communications, is required.
A bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of experience is required. Law firm and/or professional services experience is strongly preferred.
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