This position may be based in any of the firm’s offices
The newly created role of Awards and Rankings Coordinator supports the firm’s participation in industry directories and surveys with the goal of increasing external recognition for the firm and its attorneys. The Coordinator’s primary responsibility is the development of content for rankings, awards and directory submissions. This individual collaborates with attorneys, Practice Directors, the Business Development team, the Communications team and other administrative staff to assess opportunities and develop compelling submissions.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
In collaboration with attorneys and the business development team, and in consultation with the communications team, determine the rankings, awards and directories that align with the firm’s strategic priorities.
Develop and maintain a calendar of firm-wide rankings, awards and directories.
Lead the process of responding to and drafting submissions for directories, rankings and awards, including a project timeline with key draft, review and submission dates.
Interview attorneys and staff, as appropriate, to develop compelling and differentiated submissions.
Ensure that all submissions are accurate and reflect the most current information.
Working with attorneys, the business development team and the conflicts team, ensure that appropriate permissions have been secured for including client names and matters in submissions.
Develop and maintain relationships with relevant researchers and editors.
Maintain an online library of all rankings, awards and directories. Produce a comparative analysis of each of the firm’s rankings year over year.
As appropriate, communicate with editors and reporters to gather information about the specifics of the firm’s rankings and results.
Educate attorneys and business development and communications staff on submission processes.
In consultation with the communications team, share awards and rankings results with firm leadership, appropriate attorneys and the marketing team.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree required.
Excellent writing and editing skills required, as is the ability to communicate persuasively and concisely.
One to three years of work experience in the field of legal marketing, communications or journalism is a plus.
Strong interview skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
A collaborative, consultative, and inclusive working style is critical.
A strong sense of urgency and eye for detail are required. Must be able to work well under pressure in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
Strong project management skills.
Knowledge of legal rankings, surveys and directories a plus
About Troutman Sanders LLP
Troutman Sanders’ reputation for excellence goes well beyond the legal matters we handle for our clients. Our firm was founded on the bedrock principle that our most valuable asset is the talented professionals who work here. We are always looking for professionals seeking to build a career in a dynamic organization that values you as a key part of the team. At Troutman Sanders, we pride ourselves on having a culture that fosters collaboration in an energizing work environment. If you are looking for personal and professional growth opportunities, then Troutman Sanders may be the firm for you. We believe in investing in those who work here by offering a competitive salary and benefits as well as providing continuing training and support to assist in career development.