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Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Job ID: 5258

Updated: Jan 10, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL, United States

Category: Human Resources


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 seeking a talent focused Marketing and Communications Coordinator. As part of the Firmwide Legal Recruiting and Development Department (“LRD”), the candidate will support the overall departmental strategy through marketing and communications initiatives. The Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development of visual and written content for print pieces, presentations, annual report, alumni website, internal website, newsletters and internal emails, and ensures that a consistent message is being given throughout.  Oversees video and image libraries.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, helping with creating the annual marketing and communications calendar, assisting with developing monthly content themes and generating ongoing content ideas, monthly and ad hoc projects to support various team and Firm functions, and managing multiple projects at a time. This role must be a brand ambassador and help to streamline and assist with creating collateral, as well as help market across all of the Legal Recruiting & Development functions (Recruiting, Training, Development, Concierge, Global Alumni Engagement & CareerLink programs) through various channels including web content, social media, video, printed materials, and events.

As a strategic brand enhancer for the Firm, our LRD efforts are targeted to various audiences.  The role of the LRD Marketing & Communications Coordinator is to enhance, streamline, and ensure consistency for all departments under the LRD team umbrella in a targeted manner that accurately reflects Kirkland & Ellis as an industry leader.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS(This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Ability to see long term goals of the Legal Recruiting & Development Team, and to develop marketing and communications strategies to reach goals
  • Assistant the LRD Senior Manager with project management of marketing and communications projects
  • Help with creating written content for presentations, ads, blurbs and other marketing materials
  • Ensure consistency of Firm branding
  • Support the development of LRD collateral
  • Assist with  communications strategy planning
  • Help with the development and distribution of event communications including invitations, brochures, signage and RSVP management
  • Assist with social media content as needed
  • Work with data team to create and update distribution lists and to monitor communications metrics
  • Work across LRD channels with other key stakeholders in recruiting and training to help support and develop content
  • Help develop monthly alumni engagement content and imagery across several web platforms
  • Manage updates on the alumni engagement website
  • Support creation of monthly alumni e-newsletter
  • Oversee photo and template libraries
  • Maintain professional relationships with vendors and contractors
  • Stay current on marketing and communications trends and tools

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills

A Bachelor’s degree is required. Law firm or professional services experience is a plus, as is graphic design experience. 

Core competencies include the need to think strategically, to prioritize and assign daily work to themselves. The Coordinator must be organized, be able to multi-task, and operate well under time constraints and similar influences.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as are the abilities to cultivate collaborative relationships with other Firm departments and co-workers. Experience with content writing and creation is required.

This individual must also possess the ability to meet critical deadlines, interact with users of varying skill level, and be able to manage vendors who help support our marketing and communications efforts.

We are seeking a candidate with at least 5 years of marketing experience.


  • Technical experience should include MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and HTML at minimum, with a proven track record of easily adapting to new software and technologies. 
  • Experience with InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop is a plus
  • Experience with e-marketing platforms is a plus.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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