Business Development and Marketing

Recognition Manager (Awards and Rankings)

Friedman Williams

Recognition Manager (Awards and Rankings) New York NY

Job ID: 16065

We have an opening for a Recognitions Manager in our New York office. The Recognitions Manager is responsible for leading and delivering the firms submission and content strategy for the Chambers and Legal 500 awards primarily. They work closely with senior leaders across the firm to set a content submission strategy that helps the firm’s practices build brand through elevating the individual, practice, and firm rankings and results.

The Recognitions Manager is a critical member of the firm’s Recognitions and Institutional Intelligence Team and plays an important role in achieving the broader mission of the firm’s Business Development Department.

In this capacity, the Recognitions Manager will:

• Elevate the firm’s recognitions content strategy and implementation to contribute to the firm’s overall growth strategy

• Conduct high-level content strategy meetings with leaders across the firm in preparation for Chambers and Legal 500 guide submissions

• Cultivate a culture of information sharing working in close collaboration with colleagues across the Business Development, Strategic Pursuits, and Practice teams

• Form relationships with submissions editors and researchers

• Oversee and manage the content development of external consultants

• Help set best practices for creating submissions-ready descriptions for PR and Communications and Business Development peers

• Prepare and oversee the preparation of materials for recognitions-related interviews

• Serve as an editor/writer for submissions, ensuring all involved have a clear understanding of deadlines, and are given ample time to create compelling submissions

• Create compelling descriptions of our client work for submissions

• Track and benchmark the firm’s recognitions activities against strategic competitors.

The ideal candidate should possess:

• An in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of Chambers and Legal 500 and the factors which impact rankings within and across categories

• Superb stakeholder management skills

• Outstanding written and oral communication

• Good judgement, critical thinking, and creative problem solving

• A high level of customer service orientation

• Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects and deadlines


• Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent (required)

• At least 7 years of writing experience

• At least 7 years of project management experience

• At least 5 years of editing experience

• At least 3 years of experience with Chambers and/or Legal 500 submissions

• Advanced proficiency in English language, punctuation, spelling, grammar and writing skills

• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

• Advanced proficiency in internet research and resources (Lexis Nexis, MediaMap)

• Advanced proficiency in project management

• Advanced knowledge of the relevant surveys, rankings, directories

• Fundamental knowledge of legal concepts.

Tagged as: Recognition Manager (Awards and Rankings)