Client Communications Manager

Recruiter
DLA Piper
Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Feb 2018
Closes
29 Mar 2018
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Manager

THE ROLE

DLA Piper's Central Communications team is responsible for the successful delivery of PR, Internal and Digital Communications that support the firm's strategy across the International LLP. 

We are seeking a Client Communications Manager to lead on ensuring that all written communication issued by the firm across EMEA and AsiaPac is of the highest standard, and to help develop long-term content strategies.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Client Communications manager will:

  • Be passionate about the written word and committed to creating first-rate content that communicates its message clearly and in a language appropriate to its audience

  • Work with colleagues across the firm to implement robust editorial processes

  • Maintain the firm's written style guide, in collaboration with a colleague based in the US, and ensure that it is adhered to across the firm

  • Have ultimate responsibility for the written output of the firm across multiple channels, promoting clear, concise and consistent English that complies with all regulatory requirements

  • Provide guidance and support to colleagues on writing best practices

  • Work with colleagues in non-Anglophone countries to develop style guides in local languages and provide support for enforcing these guides

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of written output across the firm - including articles on DLA Piper websites, long-form reports and marketing emails

  • Writing and editing copy, creating headlines and other page furniture

  • Overseeing editorial processes across the firm, including non-Anglophone countries, and working with colleagues to make these editorial processes more robust where necessary

  • Sourcing and editing appropriate imagery

  • Ensuring digital best practice is followed, including use of SEO techniques

  • Giving colleagues training and advice on how to create strong written content

  • Working with communications colleagues to develop a strategy that will help our written output best serve the needs of the business

  • Liaising with digital colleagues to monitor the performance of our output and adjusting strategy accordingly

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Have an excellent command of the English language, with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to write concise copy

  • Be a strong communicator, able to build relationships at all levels within the firm and comfortable with delivering presentations

  • Have significant experience as a journalist and/or copywriter, ideally including time working in a business-focused environment

  • Be able to grasp complex concepts and explain them in a clear and concise fashion

  • Be able to establish credibility with senior stakeholders

  • Display a consistently positive attitude and adopt a 'can do' approach

  • Have a keen interest in current affairs and awareness of the global business landscape

  • Be motivated, resourceful and confident

  • Be comfortable multi-tasking and working to sometimes conflicting timescales and multiple priorities in a robust and fast-paced environment

  • Exhibit cultural curiosity and competence

  • Be comfortable operating in sometimes ambiguous situations, demonstrating a flexible and collaborative personal working style

THE FIRM 
  
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.  Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. 
     
We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering  practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.
      
At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued.
   
We offer exceptional career opportunities to our lawyers, aspiring graduates, and business services professionals in a truly challenging and rewarding environment.