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Vice President

Legal Advisory & Communications – Washington, District of Columbia
Department Legal Advisory & Communications
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Vice President

LEVICK is seeking a Vice President for our Legal Advisory and Communications Practice. The ideal candidate will have 10 to 15 years of experience.

Writing

  • Participates in new business presentations and writes strategic proposals for potential clients that are unique to the client’s issue(s) and needs.
  • Is able to quickly and effectively review client deliverables, make worthwhile edits, and articulate the benefit to the client.
  • Takes “first pen” on specific, customized client deliverables at client request, or if acting as direct LEVICK contact with legal representation (i.e. – employs personal legal knowledge in direct service of client-facing products)
  • Listens to a client’s point of view and translates it into appropriate messaging that relevant audiences will understand and relate to.
  • Coordinates all legal team review of LEVICK editorial products
  • Proficient at reading a long, complicated document and reducing its major points to a simpler, cogent narrative.
  • Writes almost any deliverable in a relatively short time frame with little supervision from a Senior Vice President.
  • Instructs more junior staff on legal writing style and subject prioritizing based on legal preference

Media Relations

  • Articulately speaks to the media in person and over the phone about the client’s issue(s), message point(s), and digital initiatives.
  • Knows how to appropriately correct a reporter when a story contains false information or other inaccurate or misleading content.
  • Is able to effectively pitch a story or idea.
  • Briefs reporters in person on the fly and in real time (at a trial, congressional hearing, interview, etc.).
  • Takes the time to understand the media landscape in a particular trade, location, or publication, especially from a digital perspective.
  • Works to instruct journalists on legal language, process and nuance, and/or directs journalists to independent, verifiable and accurate third-party information on the law, as it applies to a specific client issue

Client Relationships and Client Knowledge

  • Manages client projects/programs.
  • Deals with the client on key opportunities, issues, and problems.
  • Delivers top quality work to clients utilizing leading edge tools and technology.
  • Helps develop client public relations programs.
  • Has deep knowledge of relevant client media.
  • Integrates digital and social media ideas into all client programs.
  • Shows great judgment and maturity in dealing with clients, influencers, and the media.
  • Understands the importance of stretch budget goals and tries to grow existing client business.
  • Can easily and flawlessly step in to the Senior Vice President’s role in his or her absence.
  • Acts as the chief coordinator in specific regard to litigation-related engagements. That is, is the central point of contact and organization for clients, internal and external counsel, other consultants etc… all in the service of team-accepted and employed uniform messaging

Account Management

  • Effectively oversees the time and productivity of account.
  • Demonstrates an ability to internally manage both executive and junior personnel.
  • Is able to appropriately delegate and distribute workload among a client team.
  • Works with the Senior Vice President to plan weeks or months ahead of time and ensures all aspects of the account run on time.
  • Is the client lead and primary contact point for the client.
  • Coordinates administrative issues and communications between legal teams (external law firms) and the client, as requested

Sales and Marketing

  • Consistently creates new business through outreach to qualified LEVICK prospects.
  • Participates in new business presentations and writes strategic proposals for potential clients.
  • Promotes the firm and him/herself via the LEVICK blog and other social media platforms.
  • Attends networking opportunities and actively researches and pursues possible new client leads.
  • Assists Senior Vice Presidents and other executives as the second chair in any and all new business pitches and opportunities.

Personal/ Internal Responsibilities

  • Supervises the performance and career development of junior and mid-level colleagues with whom she/he works.
  • Delivers strong, thoughtful career development reviews to direct reports.
  • Guides and teaches direct reports in all areas; encourages their strengths and helps overcome weaknesses.
  • Shows great judgment and maturity in dealing with more senior LEVICK executives as appropriate.
  • Personifies the definition of a “team player”.
  • Participates in management discussions on staffing.
  • Manages time effectively and ensures there is an appropriate balance between billable work, new business, and managing internal teams.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Legal Advisory & Communications
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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