Fenwick is seeking a Communications Assistant that will be responsible for supporting numerous strategic projects and initiatives furthering our external and internal communication goals. This position will support and, in some cases, serve as lead in the distribution of thought leadership and other key communications across relevant channels and audiences. This position can be based in any of our U.S. offices and some remote locations.
Compiles monthly internal communications newsletter with the latest content updates for partners.
Run the process for attorney-authored client alerts including conflicts checks and distribution.
Curates content for Hootsuite Amplify, the firm’s social media amplification tool.
Drafts social copy, creates social graphics through Canva and posts to the firm’s social media channels
Pulls monthly social media analytics reports.
Works with members of the communications team to develop and improve processes and best practices that increase efficiency and break down silos.
Oversees editorial calendar opportunities and tracks nominations and survey due dates.
Supports in the development of firm alumni newsletter and maintains alumni portal updated with the latest firm content or relevance to alumni.
Assists with certain media activities such as scheduling interviews, purchasing reprints, pulling reporter backgrounders, monitoring for press coverage, and drafting press releases.
Assists with attorney-authored article placement process.
Supports key operational functions like invoice processing and developing meeting agendas and notes
Supports with drafting content for the website and other internal and external channels, as needed.
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills to develop effective work relationships with others.
Strong administrative skills, including the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines.
Attention to detail and strong analytical and trouble-shooting skills; strong organizational and project management skills.
Excellent drafting, editing and proofreading skills.
Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems.
Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team; Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented service environment.
Strong project management skills, knowledge of Asana or other project management tool a plus.
Ability to prioritize ongoing tasks and significant projects; Capable of staying productive and accurate under pressure.
Self-motivated, takes initiative and is able to work independently.
Experience working with Canva, InDesign, Photoshop or other design software a plus but not required.
Reporting to the Communications Manager, the ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1-2 years of communications experience with an agency, in professional services, or tech. Bachelor's degree required.
COVID Vaccine Policy
In addition, Fenwick & West requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter any of its offices or attend any Firm-sponsored off-site gatherings (including, but not limited to, team retreats, seminars, client sites) to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and community and to support public health efforts. This position will require you to be in-office and/or attend off-site gatherings and, therefore, written proof of full vaccination will be required as a condition of employment. The Firm will comply with applicable law regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals with disabilities and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Benefits and Compensation Details:
At Fenwick, we believe that our partners and employees are our most important asset. Helping you and your families achieve and maintain good health - physical, emotional, and financial - is the reason we offer a comprehensive benefit program. We provide benefits to eligible employees under plans such as Healthcare, Life Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Wellbeing.
The anticipated range for this position is:
$53,000 - $69,500
Depending on the role, the actual base salary offered may depend upon 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.
A discretionary bonus for eligible employees may also be available based on performance. Additional information about employee eligibility for benefits and discretionary bonus will be made available upon request.
Fenwick & West is a top-tier law firm with an open and inclusive culture. With more than 300 attorneys and 400 employees in the Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle and New York, we work with companies on the cutting edge of technology, life sciences and cleantech. For more than four decades, our Firm has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. We are proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for the twelfth year.