Senior Communications Manager

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Miami, FL
$70,000 - $85,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Aug 01, 2017
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looking for an experienced, talented Communications Manager with exceptional storytelling ability; a clean, concise approach to long-format body copy; and the strategic vision to develop the Firm's positioning and messaging across all practices. 

 The Communications Manager’s primary responsibility is to conceptualize and develop strategically aligned copy for sophisticated legal marketing collateral.  The copywriter will also provide forward-thinking creative leadership, inspire creative collaboration, and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and across practices and departments. Firm deadlines, quick turnaround times, and fluctuating workloads are common for this position; the ideal candidate will be able to handle these challenges with grace and confidence.

The Communications Manager must demonstrate a versatility of writing style capable of achieving the necessary tone and voice for multiple, disparate audiences and publications while simultaneously maintaining consistency in terms of message and strategic objectives. The ability to produce accurate, error-free copy, the ability to self-edit and accept rigorous critiques, and the ability to grasp complex concepts and render them artfully for public consumption are key attributes of the ideal Communications Manager. 

Position responsibilities include:

·         Researching, writing and/or editing outstanding copy for online and print materials such as: practice descriptions, case studies, award submissions, attorney biographies, representative matters, blogs, client alerts, brochures, and bylined articles. Strong understanding of legal and business concepts a must.
·         Providing strategic direction and quality review of all of the Firm's internal and external communications. This includes drafting public/media relations materials, including press releases, media pitches and talking points, as well as serving as the media relations liaison to our external media relations firm. This also includes providing editorial review of all self-written and department-generated copy, with emphasis on accuracy, completeness, and strategic marketing effectiveness.
·         Leading and coordinating content for various social media outlets, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
·         Coordinating and developing webinars and other CLE programs, working with BD Analyst and Events Manager.
·         Developing a communications strategy that involves online analytics and SEO.

Required Experience:

·         4-year degree in a related field (marketing/advertising/communications/journalism)  
·         Law Degree a plus
·         Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in a related field
·         Extensive portfolio of print, online or related work (electronic submission or URL preferred) 
·         High-level proficiency in MS Office Software