Requisition Number: 2023-03-04277-0167-001
Job Title: Business Development Coordinator, 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.

Business Development Coordinator, Communications

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Description/Job Summary

The Business Development Coordinator for Communications is responsible for supporting the Business Development team by implementing specific communications, public relations, marketing and business development strategies through drafting and developing firm communications and awards submissions; media research and analysis; tracking, monitoring and reporting of outreach and submission results; content administration; and assisting with events and presentations. This role provides research and analysis about news publications, reporters, awards series, thought leadership, social media and other communications opportunities, and supports the Firm’s media engagement and branding initiatives, ensuring the Firm’s high standard of excellence is met.


  • Assist with the preparation of and research for awards submissions and survey responses for various legal and business publications
  • Assist with the development and implementation of strategies to streamline awards and survey projects by maintaining and organizing tracking systems including project participation, timelines, deadlines, results, etc.
  • Assist with distribution of varied communications materials and Firm communications, such as matter announcements, press releases and client memos
  • Prepare and maintain website content, including matter summaries, Partner biographies and other Business Development and communications materials across multiple channels such as LinkedIn.
  • Research and maintain data for the Communication team’s contact database and prepare preparatory/background materials ahead of press meetings
  • Assist in monitoring and tracking data concerning the Firm’s press coverage, awards recognition and social media mentions
  • Prepare and maintain promotional materials, such as brochures, practice area descriptions, varied advertising, posters, flyers, etc., together with the Graphic Design team and outside vendors where appropriate
  • Provide peer firm intelligence reports and analysis; conduct additional research through database searches, industry resources, and networking as directed
  • Assist with Firm-sponsored events and presentations as needed
  • Work with stakeholders in other departments and in other offices as needed
  • Support Business Development projects and other Firm initiatives as needed
  • Perform additional duties as needed

Required Experience

  • 2 years of business experience
  • Must be able 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 written and verbal communication skills and strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong project management skills, high initiative and proven ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to begin to leverage institutional knowledge in own work
  • Demonstrated introductory knowledge of Communications/Business Development skill-set
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Must be flexible and willing to work overtime as needed
  • Must have a positive can-do attitude and professional demeanor, and demonstrate a team-player behavior

Preferred Experience

  • 2 to 4 years previous experience in a law firm, marketing or public relations field preferred
  • Some familiarity with Content Pilot’s suite of products or other experience database preferred
  • Experience updating/maintaining a website preferred
  • Demonstrated experience using a Client Relationship Management (CRM) system preferred

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Education

  • Major in English, Communications or Public Relations, or related field preferred


Salary Information

The estimated base salary range for this position is $62k to $72k 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. This role is non-exempt meaning that it is overtime pay eligible.

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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is committed to a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm prohibits discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. “Gender” includes actual or perceived sex, a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth. This Policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the Firm, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.