Requisition Number: 2021-02-02100-0160-002
Job Title: IT Communications Specialist
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

IT Communications Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Communication Specialist is responsible for the coordination and execution of communications related to new and existing IT products. This role assists the IT department in ensuring communications, work product and critical functions meet the Firm’s high standard of excellence.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Work closely with the Director of Global IT Operations, and the IT team to execute proactive technical communication, supporting the Firm’s practice groups, attorneys, and administrative employees
  • Working under the direction of the Director, assist in proactively generating and firm-wide communication to build and reinforce Firm technology
  • Manage, draft and provide ongoing support for all direct IT communications (e.g., Firm technology announcements, newsletters, etc.)
  • Provide guidance and expertise on strategic direction and development of technical communication materials
  • Maintain intranet content such as Tech Tips & Tricks Library
  • Serve as a resource regarding Firm technology
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years of  relevant experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly competitive and demanding environment
  • Strong attention to detail and self-motivated to produce accurate, timely and complete work product
  • Excellent research and analytical abilities
  • Strong project management skills, initiative and the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to quickly develop organizational astuteness and understand the Firm’s culture, vision, policies and practices
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Must be flexible and willing to work additional hours as needed

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree is required; Major in Business, English, Communications, PR, Marketing, or related field preferred
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