Communications Executive

PQE: 4 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Marketing/Business Development
Location: London
Company background

Penningtons Manches Cooper is a leading UK and international law firm which provides high quality legal advice tailored to both businesses and individuals. We address the specific objectives of each client through our flair and technical expertise and offer a personal service founded on a strong team ethic.

Today, we have UK offices in the City of London, Basingstoke, BirminghamCambridge, Guildford, Oxford and Reading while our growing overseas network stretches from Asia to America through our presence in Singapore, Piraeus, Paris, Madrid, Sao Paulo and San Francisco. With 141 partners and over 850 people in total, our main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family.

We have established a strong reputation in a variety of sectors, particularly private wealth, shipping, technology and property. Our lawyers are also recognised for their expertise in life sciences, education, retail, sports and entertainment and international trade. In these areas, we're acknowledged for our unparalleled market insight.

By joining forces with the partners and staff of Thomas Cooper in July 2019, we have added significant depth to our core practice. The move builds on the expansion of our litigation and arbitration offering and has introduced us to the maritime community in which Thomas Cooper has long been a key player.

Our continuing commitment to excellence is backed by a track record which dates back nearly 300 years. We pay great attention to matching your requirements with the right skills, delivered cost effectively and within the appropriate timescale.

Among our clients we count multi-national corporations, public companies, professional partnerships, banks and financial institutions as well as private individuals, owner managed businesses and start-ups. We are conscious that our culture and close working relationships are vital assets and we are determined to maintain these as we increase in size. 

Our broad international focus is supported by well-established links with law firms throughout the world. Penningtons Manches Cooper is a member of Multilaw and the European Law Group, networks with representatives in over 100 countries, and many of our lawyers play leading roles in various international bodies.

Summary of role

This is a busy and varied role providing marketing and communications support to our award winning legal teams across our UK and overseas offices.  Assisting two busy communications managers, the successful candidate will have responsibility for editing and proofing wide ranging written content across all our marketing channels, so excellent writing skills and editorial experience really are a must.  We are also looking for a team member with a flair for design who enjoys working with desktop publishing packages.  The communications executive will also have a good understanding of social media channels and be keen to develop video and webinar skills as we look to produce more of this content in-house.

Main responsibilities include:

Website content

  • Updating the website with a range of information, including news items, events, publications, people profiles and job vacancies
  • Editing articles on topical legal issues and developments
  • Dealing with new web enquiries
  • Liaising with our website agencies when required
  • Producing Google Analytics reports analysing the performance of the website
  • Monitoring PPC and SEO campaigns and producing rankings reports

Promotional material

  • Producing a range of marketing literature and communications, including internally produced fact sheets
  • Assisting with the production of internally produced marketing literature and promotional material as well as liaising with creative agencies to produce brochures, adverts, contact cards etc
  • Coordinating webinars, videos and podcasts

Directory listings:

  • Producing summaries of our Legal 500 and Chambers rankings and circulating these across the firm
  • Coordinating other directory submissions eg partner profiles for The Legal 500 website.

PR and social media activity:

  • Drafting press releases and creating relevant media lists
  • Drafting tweets and LinkedIn content
  • Managing our social media channels and scheduling posts
  • Producing accompanying graphics and sourcing images
  • Monitoring the performance of the firm’s social media accounts and providing best practice guidance to staff
  • Researching opportunities to engage with target audiences through social media channels

Other:

  • Coordinating our firmwide sponsorship of the National Theatre – to include liaising with National Theatre staff and arranging tickets and hospitality for partners and other staff
  • Supporting the Penningtons Manches Charitable Foundation by attending quarterly meetings, producing leaflets and drafting intranet posts
  • Assisting within the department and undertaking any other duties reasonably required eg helping at events

 

Essential and desirable criteria
  • Graduate with relevant experience, ideally in professional services
  • Excellent writing skills, with good grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Ability to edit and proof read
  • Strong IT skills
  • Confidence to meet with partners to find out the right information for a story

We would consider part-time applicants for this position.