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"But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?"

Communications Specialist

Join the collaborative, motivated marketing team at Much Shelist as our Communications Specialist. Much is a 100-attorney, full-service law firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Newport Beach, CA. Our firm’s culture is our difference-maker. We encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit across the firm and maintain a professional, respectful and familial atmosphere among attorneys and staff alike.

The Communications Specialist plays an integral part in the firm’s strategic marketing plans and has high visibility in the firm. Primary areas of focus include managing an editorial calendar inclusive of all internal and external firm communications; writing, editing and distributing communications; driving and measuring digital content and social media engagement; assisting with legal directory rankings; and maintaining an experience database. The position of Communications Specialist is located in Chicago, Illinois and works directly with the Director of Strategy & Marketing and the Marketing Manager.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Write and distribute firm news and announcements through email, web and social media outlets.
  • Work with attorneys to produce, edit and distribute legal alerts, blog posts and thought leadership that resonate with clients and align with the firm’s marketing strategy.
  • Manage a marketing editorial and communications calendar to ensure effective and timely distribution of internal and external communications to various audiences.
  • Conceptualize and lead the firm’s digital content and market engagement efforts including but not limited to blogs, video announcements, podcasts, and social media campaigns.
  • Create and maintain website, brochure, and proposal content featuring attorney bios, practice/industry group descriptions, and representative experience.
  • Write and post internal firm communications and announcements on the firm’s intranet site.
  • Regularly track data and analyze ROI metrics to understand the success of thought leadership campaigns and digital content engagement.
  • Collect and maintain representative matters in a simple experience management system.

Required Skills & Experience

  • 3 or more years of law firm communications experience
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with attorneys, staff and team
  • Solid understanding of law firm marketing audiences with an expertise in engaging clients with relevant, impactful information and value-added content
  • Experience managing an editorial calendar to incorporate print, digital and social communications
  • Experience creating, editing, managing and distributing blogs, podcasting, and video content
  • Team player and client service-oriented
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment while managing competing priorities and deadlines
  • Demonstrated project, time and expectation management skills
  • Self-starter, organized, detail-oriented and committed to work product excellence
  • Out-of-the-box thinking and willingness to try new approaches, keeping an eye on trends and best practices in digital marketing and law firm communications
  • Ability to take an idea from concept to full execution with minimal direction
  • Expert in Microsoft Outlook, Word and PowerPoint; Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Basic graphic design capabilities and familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • College degree with major in Journalism, PR or Communications

Preferred

  • Experience coordinating directory submissions, including Chambers and PitchBook
  • Intermediate graphic design capabilities and proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experience working in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft OneNote and Trello Boards
  • Experience with data analytics (e.g., social media, email marketing and web analytics)
  • Proficiency with CRM, CMS and EMM tools

Writing assessment and samples required.

To apply, please email staffrecruiting@muchlaw.com. Please include the position title you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Note that for security reasons, we can only accept resumes in PDF format.