Business Development and Marketing

Rankings & Awards Specialist/Manager

Friedman Williams

Rankings & Awards Specialist/Manager New York NY

Our client is seeking a Rankings & Awards Specialist/Manager to join our Marketing Department. This position will be responsible for leading the firms global directories and awards submissions to raise the profiles of the firms 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 firms 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 firms quality and brand

Identify and implement best practices and processes to grow and improve the firms 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 firms 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

Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelors 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

If interested in this position, please send your resume to atreppeda@friedmanwilliams.com

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