Business Development and Marketing

Awards & Recognition Manager


Friedman Williams

Awards & Recognition Manager New York NY

Job ID: 16997

The Awards & Recognition Manager will be responsible for increasing the visibility and recognition of the firm, our practices and our lawyers, through oversight of the firm’s award and directory submissions program

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Develop and implement an awards and rankings strategy that aligns with the firm’s strategic goals

• Lead the firm’s participation in awards, directories and survey submissions across U.S. offices and practices

• Work closely with practice group leaders to develop strategies to best position the firm and our lawyers in our submissions

• Interview practice leaders and partners in order to write engaging and compelling nominations for recognition opportunities across a range of publications

• Review and edit nominations prepared by other team members

• Develop and maintain relationships with relevant editors, reporters and researchers

• Evaluate and advise on potential new opportunities for recognition

• Prepare partners for interviews with reporters and researchers

• Collaborate with colleagues in PR & Communications and Practice Coverage to identify individuals and matters to put forward in submissions

• Collaborate with colleagues and partners to leverage wins and rankings to further the firm’s business development goals

• Identify and implement best practices to increase/improve the firm’s performance in awards and rankings

• Analyze award and ranking results in order to provide feedback and recommendations for improving future submissions

• Manage team members responsible for drafting submissions, managing nominations deadlines, scheduling interviews, tracking results and performing competitor analysis

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

• Excellent organizational skills and very strong attention to detail

• Ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive projects simultaneously and to prioritize competing deadlines

• Exceptional writing and editing skills

• Proactive approach with ability to initiate and manage projects

• Exceptional judgment and discretion

• Highly collaborative, with the ability to form effective working relationships with individuals at all levels

Education and/or Experience:

• 3-5 years minimum of relevant experience in a submissions role, preferably in the legal industry

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

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