Marketing Communications Specialist

Term: Permanent
Department: Marketing & Communications
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

The Team

The marketing department is responsible for all aspects of marketing for the firm and consists of 23 members. The department focusses on revenue generation and reputation enhancement.  As a department, we consider ourselves to be commercially minded, proactive & creative with a sense of humour - qualities which we would appreciate in a candidate.

Responsibilities
  • Working with the communications team to develop and deliver external and internal communications strategies, aligning them to the firm's business strategy and growth aspirations
  • Plan and implement key communications campaigns as part of the deployment of the strategy
  •  Support and develop leadership communications
  • Help drive content development through the intranet, website and social media
  • Work with other business support functions to co-ordinate campaigns and initiatives
  • Develop and manage an international Comms Champions network
  • Ensure the firm is successfully communicating key developments and successes effectively
  • Support integration and change initiatives with creative communications
Key Skills & Experience
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Established relationships with journalists, ideally within the firm's key sectors of technology, finance & financial services, energy & natural resources
  • Proven track record in reacting to and driving the news agenda internally and externally
  • Imaginative and sociable with high energy levels
  • Excellent networking skills and a good team player with ability to build strong networks across the firm    
  • Creative and lateral thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related fields
  • Several years professional experience in business/corporate communications
  • Experience in writing for web/print publications

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.