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Communications Assistant

Company: Cooley LLP
Location: Reston
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Communications AssistantCooley is seeking a Communications Assistant to join the Marketing team.Position summary: Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, the Communications Assistant will work closely with marketing and communications team members and attorneys to support Cooley's full spectrum of content, media and other related marketing, branding and reputational activities. The overarching goal is to drive Cooley's distinctive, elite brand and culture through its media, social media, internal communications and creative marketing content, both written and visual. Work is defined by the goals, objectives and policies of the marketing department. Cooley's fast-paced environment works to support the most forward-looking companies in the world; knowledge of and enthusiasm for this space is particularly welcomed. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:Position responsibilities: Communications:

  • Assist with admin, organizing, drafting and editing
  • Web content, including posting and management
  • Press releases and other communications
  • Internal blog posts
  • Nominations for industry accolades and surveys
  • Manage and maintain various communications calendars
  • Internal blog
  • Social media platforms
  • Nominations and partner/practice group surveys
  • Social media
  • Assist in posting content
  • Help with analytics and administration of social media use
  • Internal blog
  • Draft, coordinate and post content
  • Format and distribute Weekly Highlights
  • Promote exposure to practice group and individual attorneys internally
  • Manage and maintain team meetings and scheduleOperational focus:
    • Provide assistance to a 3,000+ global workforce at Cooley through effective internal and external communication ensuring a well-informed and highly motivated team effort
    • Work cooperatively with all to advance both marketing and general departmental and firmwide goals and projects
    • Combine great team-working skills with individual initiative and creative contributions
    • All other duties as assigned or requiredSkills and experience:Required:
      • After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage and other firm applications
      • After training, exhibit proficiency in Social Media platforms and Salesforce
      • Some experience in a marketing or PR/Communications fieldPreferred:
        • Bachelor's degree in Business, English, Marketing, Communications or a related field
        • Experience in a law firm or professional services environment, with a working knowledge of professional services industriesCompetencies:
          • Self-starter who is able to work in a demanding, project-based environment
          • Ability to work with little direct supervision, in a highly collaborative environment
          • Ability to multi-task, problem solve, work well under pressure and coordinate sophisticated marketing programs with good results
          • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
          • Knowledge and passion for business, tech and legal sectors and media verticals
          • Assertive, but flexible as to style; must be able to handle stressful situations and interact with various personalities and communication styles at all levels in the organization
          • Strong analytic and research skills
          • Strong ability to function well as a team member and facilitator
          • Exhibit high energy and genuine enthusiasm for law firm marketing and communications activities and goals while maintaining a healthy, competitive spirit
          • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
          • Comprehensive, accurate note taking
          • Ability to develop professional relationships with department members, attorneys and firm staff
          • Reliable and punctualCooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.Pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, please find the compensation range specific to this role if based in CO, as well as a description of bonus and benefits generally applicable across all US offices.
            • Colorado pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on skillset and experience - $22.00 - $26.00 per hour.
            • Other compensation may include an annual discretionary merit bonus.
            • Employees in this role will have the option to elect various benefits, including medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, long-term care insurance, health savings accounts (if enrolled in an HDHP), health/dependent care spending accounts, 401(k) and profit sharing.
            • Other benefits include PTO and the option to participate in our tuition reimbursement program and wellness program, which includes fitness reimbursement each year.Pursuant to the salary transparency provisions of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), please find the compensation range specific to this role if based in New York.
              • New York pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on skillset and experience: $28.00 to $32.00 hourly.
                The salary range in other markets will vary.

Keywords: Cooley LLP, Reston , Communications Assistant, Other , Reston, Virginia

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