Description

Role Type

 Full-time, Permanent  

Role purpose

Role purpose To support the Firm's positioning as the world’s leading legal brand; manage innovation in the way the Firm drives external profile and markets itself to clients on a global scale; deliver global best practices in the field of Marketing and drive forward creative ways through which the Firm engages with its clients through various channels. This role has a strong writing focus and will appeal to specialists in content creation and writers and/ or ambitious graduates.

Main responsibilities

  • Work with the Senior Content Manager in the development of a Firm-wide content strategy; delivering world-class content and materials to clients and other stakeholders
  • Work closely with Practice Groups, Industry Groups, offices, Communications and BD professionals to develop, write and publish thought leadership
  • Work on the development of cross-channel marketing campaigns that are focused on providing insights responding to client issues, working with external creative agencies when required
    Responsibilities include thought leadership and event content, but also require an understanding of activation through digital and social media, and the flair to add a newsworthy dimension to content efforts.
  • Work with the Knowledge Management team on repurposing and elevating relevant client content

Travel requirements

Some travel to office locations and events as required

About the team

Function

The Firm’s BDMC function works closely with our Partners and leadership teams to:

  • Increase our revenue, profitability and share across markets, industries and clients
  • Enable us to win, retain and grow business through powerful pitches, engaging thought leadership and strong relationship management
  • Lead market & client intelligence efforts to create new service line opportunities in industry and practice groups
  • Channel the Baker McKenzie brand, identity and culture through a single communications voice

You will report to 

Senior Content Manager - Marketing

Key relationships

  • Communications and Marketing team members
  • In-Market BDMC Business Partners
  • Expert Industry Key Clients and Regional Client Program Managers

Technical skills, qualifications and experience

  • Undergraduate degree preferably in business administration, marketing, communications, journalism, or English – or equivalent work experience
  • Experience of marketing or communications in a business-to-business environment, ideally within professional services 
  • Proven track record in developing content (writing samples will be required at the interview)
  • Excellent writer/editor with a 'digital first' mindset, possessing an outstanding knowledge of grammar, punctuation and style
  • Ability to understand and synthetize complex, technical issues and translate them into compelling thought leadership content
  • Understanding of target audiences, and ability to draft compelling content that clearly tells a story, even though it is based on complex/technical information and research 
  • Keen eye for detail and enthusiasm for proofreading 
  • Good communicator who has the confidence to influence widely at all levels
  • Recent graduates can be considered

Personal qualities

These personal qualities represent the shared characteristics of high performers across Baker McKenzie, regardless of job level and location. 

Know how

  • Keeps across key developments in all relevant areas and demonstrates the ability to develop substantive authority in relation to the Firm's specialist fields 
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify the real issue, and to anticipate requirements and potential consequences; distils a range of possibilities by thinking in a considered, prudent manner
  • Able to move through a variety of tasks requiring different approaches, knowledge, and expertise, with agility of mind and capacity for analysis and synthesis 

Dedication

  • Driven by a strong personal sense of integrity and upholds exemplary quality standards
  • Prepares thoroughly, takes responsibility, uses initiative and is self reliant to ensure work progresses to the fullest extent possible
  • Hardworking and diligent with a keen understanding of client demands
  • Demonstrates composure when dealing with difficult situations 

Personal Impact

  • Creates a positive impression at all times; develops relationships through collaboration and reciprocity 
  • Negotiates to achieve outcomes that are mutually satisfactory; shows good judgement on when to stand strong and when to compromise 
  • Invests in, nurtures and builds a network of productive relationships

Humanity 

  • Respectful to others, regardless of their position, and earns the respect of others by being transparent 
  • Has care and concern for others and a genuine interest in others as people
  • Treats delicate or confidential issues with grace and discretion

About Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables our people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instill confidence in our clients. This is an exciting time to join us as we invest in and further develop our Professional & Business Services organisation, providing rewarding and challenging career opportunities in all of our world-class business functions. 

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices. We encourage the best people -regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or age - to fulfil their professional aspirations with us.