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Publication or Company Sidley Austin LLP
Job Title Assistant Writer-Editor
Industry Marketing
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location Chicago, IL
Job Requirements


This position will be responsible for maintaining standards for, and assisting in the creation of, the Firm’s marketing materials and website copy. (S)He will serve as a “voice” of the Firm, responsible for the integrity of the overall tone and tenor of content, and  will act as a writing, editing and proofreading resource for the firmwide marketing staff. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Write advertising copy for the Firm’s charity and awards ads.

Draft profile copy about the Firm for submissions to leading law journals.

Edit and update content for the Firm’s marketing communications program, including Firm brochures and conference and event materials.

Provide ongoing proofreading support to the Firm’s marketing communications team.

Edit for the repurposing of Firm news and marketing content for various materials and communication channels.

Edit and proofread marketing communications in support of departmental and Firm initiatives.

Maintain standards for written content, communications and publishing, ensuring compliance with brand standards.

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Essential Duty and Responsibility (the “Essential Duties”) satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Essential Duties.

Education and/or Experience: 


Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a marketing-related discipline.

Minimum 3 years’ previous experience, preferably within a law firm, or other professional services firm.

Impeccable understanding of grammar and good writing.

Strong copy editing and research capabilities.  


Experience at a law firm or other professional services firm. 

Other Skills and Abilities:

In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent attention to detail

The use of good judgment and good interpersonal communication skills

Well developed analytical and problem solving skills

Works harmoniously and effectively with others as part of a team

A self-starter who desires to show ownership and commitment to the job

Exercises confidentiality and discretion

Results-oriented, self-directed individual with the demonstrated ability to prioritize, juggle multiple assignments, and function as part of a cohesive team    

Sidley Austin LLP is an equal opportunity employer

To comply with government regulations, we must maintain and report statistical analyses of the demographics of our applicants for employment. Your completion of a Voluntary Equal Opportunity Self-Identification Survey gives us data to use to provide these statistical analyses. Submission is entirely voluntary, confidential and it is not used in the application process. To voluntary self-identify, please visit www.sidleystaffcareers.com to download our Voluntary Equal Opportunity Self-Identification Survey and submit it at any time in the application process to staffcareers@sidley.com.

About Our Company

Introduction to Sidley:

Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms, practicing in 18 U.S. and international cities and for  the second straight year, Sidley Austin LLP was selected as one of Chicago’s Top Workplaces and featured on the Chicago Tribune’s annual Top 100 Workplaces list.

In addition to being a professionally and personally rewarding workplace, we offer a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits include a generous combined leave program, performance and year-end bonuses, medical and dental plans, 401(k) and retirement plans, and a public transportation benefit.

Please visit http://www.sidley.com/achievementsto review a list of our achievements.

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