Senior Manager, External Communications and Branding

For the New York, DC or Chicago Office of an International Law Firm
This is a filled position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Act as a key strategic business partner to stakeholders; design and implement external marketing communication programs and PR strategy;
  • Work closely with the Director of Executive Communications and Managing Director of BD & Marketing on crisis communications, including managing press outreach as needed;
  • Direct the firm’s visual identity and ensure it is being used appropriately across all mediums;
  • Proactively partner with senior staff leadership in the development and management of brand messaging for non-BD areas;
  • Partner with Business Intelligence and Data Analytics and website/social media teams to improve ROI on all external communications initiatives;
  • Provide oversight to PR manager in managing and leveraging the work of outside media agencies and direct media strategy for key firm events.

Qualifications include:

  • 10+ years’ experience in marketing communications, media, and/or public relations in a large global law firm or professional services environment required; bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred;
  • Strong client service focus with the ability to navigate complex, matrixed organizations;
  • Ability to establish credibility and build strong relationships at all levels of the firm across practices and geographies;
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing, leading, and mentoring a team;
  • Strong writing and verbal communication and excellent presentation skills; ability to effectively tailor communications for different stakeholders;
  • Proven experience with website development and maintenance and social media platforms.
Salary: New York: $165k-$195k