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Communications Manager | Leading Australian Law Firm


Dalton Handley
Sydney
11 February 2019 

  • Amazing opportunity to create and drive the firms integrated communication strategy
  • Be part of a high-performing team that is growing with firm growth
  • Open to full time or four-days per week

Our client is an Australian leader in legal services. With ASX-listed clients and an enviable reputation, our client is searching for an experienced Communications Manager to drive all communications initiatives across all practice groups, working closely with the Business Development Director and lead partners.

Not just any law firm, they take the long view and have deep relationships with their clients.

Committed to excellence, the culture is supportive, trusting and high-performing.

Role responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute a wide range of marketing strategies through multi-channel vehicles, including social media, digital campaigns, content marketing, advertising, collateral and internal publications.
  • Work together with partners on personal and firm branding projects, including developing both long-term strategies and shorter term action plans to achieve requisite external brand awareness and assist the BD team in building beneficial client relationships.
  • Write collateral, content, social media, press releases and internal firm announcements on regional updates, new hires and firm work.
  • Assess and recommend opportunities for brand building via sponsorship, partnerships and other strategic affiliation. Work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to plan and execute major sponsorships.
  • Devise thought leadership campaigns in collaboration with partners groups and project manage these through to fruition.
  • Assist lawyers in building their non-legal writing skills e.g. writing compelling articles, tailoring content for social media.
  • Remain up to date on recent firm deals and transactions, taking a proactive approach to producing relevant content that highlights the firm’s capability and experience.
  • Represent the Marketing team on internal projects requiring communications input or play a lead role in getting projects to completion e.g. the new intranet.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with strategic media representatives and target media outlets.
  • Generate visibility for the firm through the placement of editorial content in regional and business media outlets.
  • Drafting award submissions for the firm.
  • Work closely with the Business Development Director to develop a communications strategy for the firm, identifying marketing and communications priorities/campaigns in support of business goals.

Required skills and qualifications

  • 6+ years’ of experience in a B2B environment.
  • Communications experience gained in a professional services environment.
  • Strong writing skills, and the ability to adjust writing styles for a wide range of vehicles (social, press, collateral, content, rankings).
  • Strong influencing and communication skills, particularly in relation to partners and senior management.
  • The ability to work under pressure in a deadline driven environment and juggle numerous tasks.
  • Initiative, creativity and a keen eye for detail, particularly in the drafting of compelling documents and coordination of successful client initiatives.
  • Project management skills.
  • Willingness to work autonomously.

For more information, including a more detailed job description, please contact Vicky Feros on +61 2 8042 7972 or email your CV to vicky@daltonhandley.com.

Dalton Handley is an international recruitment company dedicated to sourcing business development, marketing and communications talent for professional services firms across Australia with key alliance partner recruitment companies in Asia and the United Kingdom. For more information visit www.daltonhandley.com.

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