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Communications Assistant

Company: Fenwick & West LLP
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Fenwick is seeking a Communications Assistant that will be responsible for supporting numerous strategic projects and initiatives furthering our external and internal communication goals. This position will support and manage the content pipeline to ensure proper distribution of thought leadership and other key communications across relevant channels. This position can be based in any of our U.S. offices. Responsibilities Include: Support the team on various writing and editing projects, including press releases, award nominations, internal emails, marketing campaigns, social media, alerts, newsletters and surveys. Oversee editorial and content calendars and coordinate with key leads on distribution of key communications. Assist with coordination of awards, legal directories calendar and process management. Responsible for managing the communications pipeline, including posting content to the firm---s website, social media accounts, intranet, and other key channels. Support PR activities, including scheduling interviews, writing pitches, monitoring the media, pulling media lists, press release distribution, internal press highlights distribution, and trend spotting. Manage style guide updates and ensure use of guidelines in materials. Work closely with communications and creative services teams to develop content for multi-channel marketing campaigns. Maintain firm---s website and intranet, including content posting, and working with Content Manager on optimizing the website (utilizing Google Analytics and other SEO techniques), monitoring and reporting on website analytics. Work with marketing team on refining mailing lists and leveraging data from the Martech to develop successful communication campaigns. Work with outside vendors/contractors to support various initiatives. Work with members of the marketing team to develop and improve processes and best practices that increase efficiency and break down silos. Desired Skills and Qualifications: Ability to handle multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously. Demonstrated writing ability and excellent grammar, spelling and proofreading skills; Ability to draft, create and proof high quality content for external audiences. Knowledge of AP Style a plus. Strong project management skills required, knowledge of Smartsheets or other project management tool a plus. Ability to learn and adopt new technology quickly and a desire to translate technical concepts to non-technical audiences. Ability to work collaboratively and think innovatively to increase the firm---s visibility. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate verbally and in writing, in a professional and courteous manner. General knowledge of the firm---s legal services (venture capital, securities, IP litigation, etc.) and the technology industries that we serve (software, mobile, life sciences, etc.) preferred. Proficiency with MS Office Products (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel) and research skills required. Experience working with Canva, InDesign, Photoshop or other design software preferred. Knowledge of current social media platforms, online content distribution, web analytics and search engine optimization a plus. Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented service environment. Ability to prioritize ongoing tasks and significant projects. Strong attention to detail and organizational skills; ability to review work for accuracy. Capable of staying productive and accurate under pressure with tight deadlines. Self-motivated, takes initiative and is able to work independently. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of experience at a law firm or professional services environment. Corporate communications experience is a plus; Bachelor---s degree required, concentrations in Marketing, Journalism, English or Business preferred. To be fully considered for this position, please apply directly online: COVID Vaccine Policy On July 7, 2021, Fenwick implemented a policy requiring all new hires to receive the COVID vaccine. Proof of vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. Fenwick will continue to comply with applicable laws regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or strongly held religious beliefs. This policy is part of Fenwick---s ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and-well-being of our employees and community, and to support public health efforts.

Keywords: Fenwick & West LLP, Sunnyvale , Communications Assistant, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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