Writer/Social Media Strategist

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Apr 11, 2019
Social Media, Writer
Metro Area
Full Time

Ballard Spahr, a multi-practice, national law firm, is in search of a skilled, creative writer who can draft original content, edit copy written by lawyers and staff, and manage our social media platforms. We are looking for a professional writer with business acumen, an intellectually curious self-starter capable of digesting complex subject matter and transforming it into compelling, useful prose with speed and accuracy. On the social media side, candidates should have experience creating and managing corporate accounts on various social media platforms, understand best practices for emerging media, and be inspiring and articulate presenters. This position reports to the Senior Marketing Communications Manager and can be located in any Ballard location.

The Writer/Social Media Strategist oversees the firm’s legal electronic alerts, including editing lawyer-authored content, managing reviews and approvals, proofreading, formatting content into templates, and maintaining adherence to firm style and branding guidelines. Responsibilities also include writing and editing other marketing content, including announcements, invitations, press releases, newsletters and website copy; managing the firm’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts and overseeing social media posting, policies, and guidelines; serving as a writing and editing coach for lawyers and staff across the firm; and presenting to lawyers and staff across the firm on topics involving social media, writing style, grammar, and writing/social media as a business development tool.

The selected individual must be detail-oriented, able to successfully manage multiple projects and daily deadlines, and possess the ability to translate complex subject matter into accurate, concise, readable copy for a broad but educated market. Must have an understanding of current events, a passion for writing, and an eagerness to learn. A background in print journalism, particularly covering the courts and/or business beats, is preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are a must.

Five or more years of writing and/or professional marketing communications experience, demonstrated writing ability, and a superior command of grammar, spelling, and usage. Familiarity with Chicago Manual and AP style is a must. The selected individual will need experience managing social media accounts in a professional setting.

Ballard Spahr is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.  All applications must be accompanied by salary requirements and writing samples.

Excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered. For immediate consideration, please utilize the link provided and apply online.

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.