Overview

Rankings & Awards Specialist/Manager

New York, NY

Summary

A midsize global law firm is seeking a Rankings & Awards Specialist/Manager to join our Marketing Department. This position will be responsible for leading the firm’s global directories and awards submissions to raise the profiles of the firm’s key practice groups and lawyers and celebrate the work of the firm.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with the Communications and Business Development teams to develop and implement a global awards and rankings strategy that aligns with the firm’s larger strategic goals and business plans
  • Project manage the entire submissions process, including the drafting, development, review, and submission for all legal rankings and awards
  • Work closely with practice leaders, lawyers, marketing, and other departments to gather relevant information and prepare successful submissions that are consistent with firm’s quality and brand
  • Identify and implement best practices and processes to grow and improve the firm’s rankings in key directories, including Chambers, The Legal 500, and many others
  • Liaise with the editors and researchers at Chambers, The Legal 500, and other publications to understand and keep up with methodology and submission guidelines and use that information to enhance future submissions
  • Proactively analyze and evaluate rankings results and directory feedback, including confidential reports, to create recommendations that improve submissions moving forward
  • Serve as an advisor to partners and practice leaders to advise on approach and prepare successful submissions, including drafting compelling descriptions, selecting references, and preparing for nomination interviews
  • Identify and monitor key awards and other profile-raising opportunities for the firm, its lawyers, and practice areas and evaluate their credibility and alignment with the firm’s goals to determine participation
  • Maintain an up-to-date calendar of directory submissions and awards to track deadlines and anticipated publication dates and requirements
  • Act as the main point of contact for all directories and awards inquiries

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year accredited college or university required; degree in public relations, communications, or marketing preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience as either a directory researcher or working on law firm directory submissions
  • Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail; consistently polished work product
  • Experience with the use of online information databases, tools, and resources
  • Excellent project management and organization skills
  • Interpersonal Skills:
  • Intellectually curious, motivated, team player with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work independently without direct guidance
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects with little direction
  • Self-motivated with excellent time management skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, while still being able to adapt to changing requirements in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Proactive problem solver and issue spotter
  • Strong work ethic, highly reliable and dependable; flexible and able to work against deadlines; uses sound judgment
  • Outstanding client service orientation and listening skills; comfortable and confident in interacting with firm leadership and attorneys
  • Must be able to represent the department and the firm in a professional and positive manner

Salary: Competitive based on experience
Date Active: 11.2.2021
Exempt/Not Exempt: Exempt