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Digital Marketing Assistant

Job ID: 6316

Updated: Feb 11, 2022

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 hiring a Digital Marketing Assistant as part of Kirkland’s growing Digital Marketing team in the Firm’s Marketing Communications and Business Development department. In this newly created role, the assistant will support the Firm’s public website ( and social media channels. The assistant will support the upkeep 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. The assistant will perform regular maintenance and help establish processes and procedures that support ongoing use of the website and related systems.

The assistant will work with 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 process personnel updates, create and update web content (written and multi-media), assist with website photography, help with social media and compile documents and manuals.

The Digital Marketing Assistant will help build out the analytics, SEO and reporting functions of the Digital Marketing team to help guide the Firm’s web content strategy. The assistant will participate in projects that expand and enhance the Firm’s digital marketing strategy and support the operational needs of a variety of stakeholders across the Firm.

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Firmwide Digital Marketing, the assistant 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, editing/proofing of content and processing invoices.

Excellent attention to detail and accuracy is essential in this position.

Essential Functions

  • Perform data and content entry for the Firm’s website. Process updates from global Marketing and 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 digital marketing 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 in business, marketing, communications or a related field required. Two years of relevant work experience preferred. Experience in a law firm or other professional services setting is a plus.
  • Strong writing skills, with good grasp on grammar and editing are required. Knowledge of AP Style a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills with keen attention to detail and accuracy are essential.
  • Ability to learn and adopt new technology quickly and a desire to translate technical concepts to non-technical audiences.
  • Proficiency in methods of information acquisition including direct solicitation and use of online resource tools. Ability to synthesize information to produce meaningful reports.
  • Excellent organization, 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.
  • Proactive team player with ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
  • Prior experience with SiteCore or other web content management systems (CMS) preferred.
  • Proficiency, or an interest in training to obtain proficiency, in the following is essential: HTML, Photoshop, Google Analytics, SEO/website governance platforms.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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