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Communications Writer & Content Manager

Kutak Rock LLP, a leading U.S. business law firm, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced business writer to join our business development and marketing department as a Communications Writer and Content Manager. This is a new position with our national team and in this role, you will apply your mastery of the English language, composition and storytelling talents, and obsession with good grammar. You enjoy researching unfamiliar topics, identifying relevant key messages and crafting messages that move audiences to action.  Projects will vary, however will include website content, pitch and proposal narratives, press releases, firm and attorney profiles, and bylined articles. You will also have an opportunity to develop and refine persuasive narratives that connect with our audiences for pitches, proposals and RFP submissions. This is a highly-autonomous yet deeply-collaborative role focused on mastery, organization and the relentless pursuit of effective language.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write and distribute firm news announcements
  • Write, edit and proofread website content
  • Draft narrative content for pitches, proposals and RFP responses
  • Edit and distribute legal alerts and other external firm and practice group communication
  • Draft, distribute and follow-up on media pitches, press releases and article abstracts
  • Support directory and ranking submissions
  • Support firm leadership with executive communication

Position Requirements

  • 3-5 years related work experience in communications with an emphasis in public relations or corporate communications, preferably in a law firm, professional services, or agency environment
  • Ideal candidates will possess an undergraduate or advanced degree in communications, journalism or public relations
  • Experience writing and editing for varied audiences, particularly for professional and executive audiences
  • Experience drafting and pitching story ideas, client wins, thought leadership, op-eds and brand profiles to targeted media outlets
  • Familiarity with AP writing style
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Experience with public relations tools and resources (Cision, PR Newswire, etc.)
  • Ability to research unfamiliar topics and draft compelling narratives that align with the firm’s experience and service proposition
  • Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong critical-thinking skills and the ability to identify and leverage communication opportunities

The salary range for this position is $75-85k, commensurate with candidate experience.

Benefits offered include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Dependent Life, Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance. Flexible Spending Plan. Health Savings Account. Profit-Sharing and 401(k) Retirement benefits. Paid Holidays and Paid-Time Off Plan. Employee Assistance Program. Tuition Reimbursement. Back-Up Care. Domestic Partner Benefits. Commuting Benefits. Some of the foregoing benefits include Employer/Employee cost sharing.

Kutak Rock requires all prospective employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to a state or local exemption procedure, or a reasonable accommodation for a bona fide medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief if accommodation does not cause Kutak Rock an undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others in the workplace and/or to the candidate who requested the accommodation. 

No recruiter calls at this time. 

We are not seeking to hire freelance writers at this time and it is expected that candidates will not maintain additional outside interests.

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Kutak Rock LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse working environment and to principles that promote inclusive practices. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy, caregiver status, gender stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, AIDS/HIV status, handicap or disability, or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, or any other legally protected category. The firm will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants requiring accommodation in the job application process should contact the Human Resources Department at 402-346-6000 or by emailing HRDepartment@KutakRock.com.

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