Content Coordinator

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chicago

C&M Legal Search

Our client’s Chicago office is looking for a Communications and Digital Content Coordinator.

The Content Coordinator works with the firm’s lawyers and members of the Marketing department to enhance the firm’s internal and external communications and raise the firm’s profile among key audiences locally, nationally and internationally.

As the Communications and Digital Content Coordinator your job duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Play a lead role in managing the firm’s social media program including social media posts, reports for management, and overall strategy
  • Create and implement key communications tools and materials in conjunction with other marketing and business development initiatives
  • Work with the PR Manager to support the onboarding of lateral shareholders and associates, including engagement with the recruiting team
  • Play the lead role in distributing press releases and other media outreach through the firm’s media monitoring and database distribution system
  • Responsible for researching media targets, maintaining and developing distribution lists, and compiling media coverage reports as needed
  • Assist and support the PR Manager in select proactive media pitching and outreach efforts
  • Assist with the development and management of the firm’s internal communications, including creating and updating strategies and procedures on various communications vehicles such as social media
  • Support the firm’s intranet
  • Assist in maintaining and enhancing the firm’s style guide and other editorial standards

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Proven project management skills and demonstrated marketing & communications experience
  • Excellent, demonstrated writing and analytical skills, with documented ability to craft press releases, media pitches, in-depth PR plans, social media captions and strategic communications materials
  • Must be a self-starter, problem-solver and team player
  • Ability to understand complex legal language
  • Strong client service attitude required
  • Must have superior attention to detail and an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Qualifications & Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in PR/communications/marketing (or related discipline) required
  • A minimum of four years of demonstrated success in public relations/communications preferred.
  • Law firm/professional services experience preferred
  • Proven project management skills, demonstrated marketing/communications experience and excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills required
  • Position also requires the ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in the following software:

  • Working knowledge of CRM software (i.e. InTapp CRM) preferred
  • Working knowledge of media intelligence and social monitoring software, (i.e. Meltwater) preferred
  • Working knowledge of content management systems, (i.e. Sitecore and/or WordPress) preferred
  • Working knowledge of social media management platforms (i.e. Sprout Social) preferred
  • Working knowledge of Vuture preferred
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required
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