Requisition Number: 2022-11-01531-0167-001
Job Title: Assistant Manager, Communications
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world’s leading international law firms. The Firm was established in 1884 and has more than 1,000 lawyers. Headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., the Firm provides coordinated legal advice and transactional capability to clients around the globe. 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.

Assistant Manager, Communications

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Description/Job Summary

The Assistant Manager of Communications works as part of the Communications and broader Business Development team to help raise the profile of the Firm, its practices and lawyers. This includes developing strategies around, and preparation of, successful award submission. This role provides research, analysis and execution of strategies concerning communications, recognition and media opportunities, including awards series, social media, media outreach and thought leadership campaigns, and other Communications-related channels, and related work product, ensuring the Firm’s high standard of excellence is met.


  • Together with the Assoc. Director of Communications and broader BD Department, the Communications Manager helps to identify and strategically evaluate opportunities to position and raise the profile of the practice and partners through accolades, contributed content and other thought leadership campaigns
  • Working with key Firm stakeholders, prepare and manage award submissions and survey responses for various legal and business publications and provide competitive intelligence analysis related to peer firm engagement
  • Liaise with publications to understand methodology and submission guidelines and use that information to develop and enhance processes to maximize success rate and efficiency
  • Oversee an up-to-date schedule of ongoing and upcoming award nominations and track the status of projects with the support of other team members
  • Assist with the development of website content, including partner biographies and various Business Development communications materials across multiple channels to reflect new awards and other Firm developments
  • Assist in executing strategies related to media outreach and thought leadership campaigns
  • Assist in developing content for LinkedIn/other relevant social media platforms
  • Assist in the oversight and creation of advertising, posters, flyers and other promotional materials, working with Graphic Design team and outside vendors where appropriate
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of Business Development and Communications materials, including brochures, practice area descriptions and other content
  • Support Business Development projects and other Firm initiatives as needed
  • Perform various business and operational support functions related to Communications and Business Development strategies, policies, procedures and initiatives

Required Experience

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience
  • Must be flexible and willing to work additional hours as needed
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, as well as attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly competitive and demanding environment
  • Proven ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, demonstrated ability to prioritize and balance competing demands and manage multiple projects concurrently, meeting deadlines in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Ability to develop buy-in, interact well and build professional relationships with key stakeholders while maintaining a high level of customer service, diplomacy and discretion
  • Excellent research and analytical abilities
  • Ability to assess needs, assign priorities, develop strategies and make recommendations when presented with ambiguous or incomplete information
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills to make sound decisions, escalating as appropriate
  • Ability to effectively share knowledge and resources with appropriate parties, both internally and externally
  • Ability to anticipate business challenges of Partners and Senior team members and proactively address needs with self-assuredness and business acumen
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and web-based research

Preferred Experience

  • Prior experience developing awards submissions, or in marketing and business development field, at a law firm preferred
  • Some familiarity with Content Pilot’s suite of products or other experience database preferred
  • Experience with website maintenance and or Client Relationship Management (CRM) system experience

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree required

Preferred Education

  • Major in Communications, English, Marketing, Advertising or related field preferred


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $150k to $180k at the time of posting. The actual salary offered will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

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