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Communications Manager - Global

King & Wood Mallesons
Sydney
24 May 2021

About Us

As a leading international law firm headquartered in Asia and recognised as one of the world’s most innovative law firms, King & Wood Mallesons offers a different perspective to commercial thinking and the client experience. With access to a global platform, a team of almost 3000 lawyers in 28 locations around the world, works with clients to help them understand local challenges, navigate through regional complexity, and to find commercial solutions that deliver a competitive advantage for our clients.

About the Role

This role will be supporting the Head of Communications – Global, and working closely with the Global Leadership team, to develop the global firm’s internal and external communications strategy and lead the tactical implementation of communications workstreams across multiple channels.

This role is offered on a 12 month contract basis.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting of media releases, opinion pieces and articles; drafting of speeches and talking points for external speaking engagements; developing content for thought leadership campaigns.
  • Proactive pitching to business and legal media and responding to media enquiries.
  • Drafting internal business updates; developing an internal story calendar and content pipeline; and proactive management of internal communication channels.
  • Engage with key stakeholders across the global business to help identify news and stories to communicate into the firm or out to an external audience.
  • Support the firm’s global awards programme through drafting and contributing information to submissions.
  • Ensure consistency of messaging and brand narrative across regions.

What experience are we looking for?

  • Degree / Diploma or professional qualification in business, marketing, media or public relations
  • At least 5 years of Corporate Affairs experience, preferably within a professional, financial services or major corporate environment
  • Excellent business writing skills with proven experience writing for different audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to execute communication campaigns
  • Ability to build relationships and influence key stakeholders
  • Project management and time management skills
  • Cultural intelligence and experience working across regions
  • Capacity to multi-task and a flexible, proactive attitude

Why work with us?

We want to be the law firm clients love to work with and a great place to work and grow for our people. It’s important to us and our clients that you, our people find working at KWM an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

We know our people value flexibility around when and where they work. So we are committed to offering a more adaptable way to work, we call this Agile Working.

Growth conversations and real-time feedback is also a priority. So whether it’s more targeted and meaningful conversations around professional and personal development, regular feedback, coaching or developing infrastructure, we want to help our people grow.

What else we’ll offer

  • Formal and informal flexible working patterns and leave arrangements
  • Holistic wellbeing programs to support mental and physical health, including access to a broad range of mental health resources, gym memberships, flu vaccinations and skin cancer checks
  • Mobility around our network when opportunities arise
  • Access to a large range of learning and development opportunities
  • A detailed framework to support working parents in balancing their personal and professional priorities
  • Corporate discounts on health and general insurance, superannuation advice and other products and services
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide range of pro-bono and community impact programs, and inclusion networks

How to Apply

Please 'Apply' and complete an online application form.

All job applications must be submitted through kwm.com, Seek, LinkedIn or an authorised agency, applications through any other third-party websites will not be accepted.

For further information on this role, please contact Renee Wigan at renee.wigan@au.kwm.com.

King & Wood Mallesons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to principles of diversity and inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for the firm in Australia.

Agencies - please note that we are not currently accepting applications from agencies for this role.

This role will be supporting the Head of Communications – Global, and working closely with the Global Leadership team, to develop the global firm’s internal and external communications strategy and lead the tactical implementation of communications workstreams across multiple channels.

This role is offered on a 12 month contract basis.

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