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Communications Manager

Company: Butler Snow LLP
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Butler Snow LLP is accepting applications for a Communications Manager in our Atlanta, GA, Baton Rouge, LA, Birmingham, AL, Denver, CO, New Orleans or Ridgeland, MS office. The Communications Manager is responsible for organizing and executing internal and external communications and media relations activities in addition to assisting with other marketing and business development initiatives as needed. The position will be focused on organizing content and editorial calendars, writing and editing press releases and website copy, and positioning the firm's attorneys and advisors as thought leaders within their respective practice areas. It is essential that this person be a self-starter who is able to work both in a team environment as well as independently; has demonstrated experience in successfully managing multiple projects at once; displays strong writing and editing skills; has the ability to quickly understand and communicate complex or unfamiliar ideas; and consistently displays good judgment and interpersonal communication skills. Essential Job Functions The Communications Manager shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: Working with members of the Marketing and Business Development Team and external agency partners to develop, drive and execute strategic communication campaigns, including proactive media relations, internal communications, and digital content projects in support of the firm's internal and external initiatives and goals. Developing and implementing content and media calendars that effectively promote key practice areas and business development initiatives.Writing and/or editing a broad range of content for a variety of marketing uses including press releases, web copy, intranet content, newsletters and alerts, award submissions, blog posts and thought leadership pieces. Maintaining an awareness of developing market trends, technology platforms and strategies to provide strategic advice to those in leadership positions. Tracking, analyzing, and reporting on measurable communication activities and goals including media mentions, social engagement, share of voice by market, etc. Monitoring and guiding projects to ensure deadlines and quality standards are met. Effectively working with outside agencies on various projects to ensure deadlines and quality standards are met. Supporting branding and business development initiatives across the firm. Other duties as assigned. Skills Required Previous experience in a media relations or communications role, preferably in an agency or professional services environment. Advanced writing, editing and proofing skills. Proven ability in writing press releases, talking points, and digital content. Fluent knowledge of AP Style. Experience working with social media channels, social media management tools, and WordPress or similar CMS.Excellent Microsoft Office skills.Ability to identify and develop compelling story ideas and messages, as well as provide compelling and polished content.Ability to understand PR, social, and website analytics and develop strategies around those metrics. Strong project management skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities at once.Superior attention to detail and ability to assure accuracy and quality.Strong Organizational skills.Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations in a fast-paced work environment.Ability to interact and effectively communicate with others across all levels of the firm.Is responsive and sensitive to internal and external client demands and deadlines. Ability to accept feedback openly, seeks to improve performance based on that feedback and continually seeks to enhance their role. QualificationsBachelor's degree required. Communication, public relations or marketing major preferred.Four to five years of experience and demonstrated success in a marketing, communication and/or public relations role.Previous law firm or other professional service industry experience is a plus. PI200656557

Keywords: Butler Snow LLP, Birmingham , Communications Manager, Executive , Birmingham, Alabama

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