Job ID: 6066
Updated: Oct 11, 2021
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 an assistant position supporting the PR and marketing communications group of the Firm’s Business Development department. The position will report to the Public Relations - Recognition & Awards Manager and must work effectively as part of a growing Firmwide communications team.
The candidate will be primarily responsible for coordinating and managing any number of administrative tasks, including invoice processing, data/information tracking and annual reporting. The candidate will help ensure that Kirkland communications are consistent with house style and voice. 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 business development team provides seamless service to our attorneys with a focus on quality, innovation and responsiveness.
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 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. The candidate will be proficient with technology applications including Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word and Excel. Candidate must present a professional and polished image.
A Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience is required. Law firm and/or professional services experience is strongly preferred.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education and/or experience required:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
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