Multimedia Specialist

Buffalo, NY

Posted: 08/31/2022 Job Number: 21645894

Job Description

Multimedia Specialist
Our client is a leading law firm that operates from a strategic platform of offices located in the Northeastern United States and Toronto. They are currently seeking a qualified candidate to join the Marketing Team as a multimedia specialist to serve as the primary team member responsible for strategic development and tactical execution of the firm's visual marketing communications across video, podcasts, social media, web, etc. Across all firm practice areas and initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support multimedia marketing communications development

Be responsible for strategic development and tactical execution of the firm's multimedia marketing communications across a variety of channels (video, podcasts, social media, web, etc.) and across all firm practice areas and initiatives.

Work with senior marketing manager (design) to produce dynamic, high-quality multimedia materials (videos, podcasts, event invitations, other custom materials as needed, etc.).

Manage video projects from start to finish, including defining scope and strategy, scheduling, storyline and script and storyboard development, shooting, editing, key stakeholder management, and external vendor management as needed.

Produce the firm's Live podcast series, including equipment management, scheduling, internal stakeholder management, recording, editing, publishing, collaboration with department writers and digital marketers for promotion and analytics, etc. For two weekly and one bi-weekly podcast.

Compile and manage photo and video uploads in the firm's OneDrive folders for subsequent use in social media, on the website, in newsletters and emails, etc.

As needed, assist with attorney headshot photoshoots (working with the firm's external photographer).

As needed, provide back-up to tackle everyday " urgent needs on common design projects, including editing existing materials, creating ads and ad hoc visual materials, etc.

Review all internal and external materials to ensure visual aesthetic, format, and content are consistent with the firm's identity and style manual.

Help visually evolve attorney PowerPoint presentations to include more dynamic visual elements; ensure compliance with the firm's identity and style manual.

Communicate and collaborate with attorneys across the firm's geographic platform to discuss and review relevant projects; proactively follow up to obtain requested feedback.

Work closely with external vendors as needed to ensure the firm identity is represented accurately on all communications.

Collaborate with senior manager (design) on all projects.

Utilize SmartSheet to organize projects and meet all deadlines.

Attend and participate in weekly marketing team meetings. Lead technology plans for in-person, hybrid, and virtual meetings

Work with marketing event manager to produce high-quality events that require hybrid livestreaming, recording, etc.

Coordinate with the marketing event manager to understand meeting needs and logistical requirements.

Coordinate with IT as needed on internal firm technology and conference room equipment, etc.

Lead external supplier bid process and manage vendors across each project from start to finish.

Build a library of resources and continually learn new trends and technologies that can be used.

MULTIMEDIA SPECIALIST

Social media and digital brand presence

Work with digital marketing manager to develop visual strategy for multimedia execution.

Develop multimedia content in collaboration with marketing writer and digital marketing manager.

Stay on top of evolving trends and recommend optimization wherever possible.

SKILLS:

Strong aesthetic skills and creative focus, with an eye toward trends and technology in design, brand standards management, and consistent creative quality.

Proficiency in video recording and editing processes and software (Adobe After Effects, Premiere, etc.).

Proficiency in creating, producing, and publishing podcasts.

Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop) as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Strong grasp of social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter; Instagram and TikTok a plus).

Strong grasp of graphic design standards as applicable to branding and marketing.

Working knowledge of layouts, photography, and image manipulation.

Ability to translate complex communications needs into strategic marketing solutions.

Willingness to contribute original ideas and suggestions in group settings.

Ability to take in and act on constructive criticism.

Excellent time-management skills with the ability to juggle multiple priorities and still meet deadlines.

Collaborative, creative, and flexible work style; be a true team player.

Superior attention to detail and ability to maintain a high level of accuracy.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with exceptional listening skills.

Strong critical thinking, persuasion, and problem-solving skills bringing a solutions-oriented mindset to everything done; must grasp business processes, priorities, and goals.

Ability to self-motivate, take initiative, take ownership of projects, and work with minimal supervision.

Must be organized and have a sense of urgency and time management with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to prioritize while remaining flexible to adjust to new situations as they arise.

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish credibility and maintain positive relationships across all levels of key stakeholders (e.G., attorneys, admin staff, vendors).

Exceptional business etiquette, exhibiting diplomacy and grace under pressure and an ability to productively and tactfully manage conflict.

Exhibit perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, self-control, and a growth mindset.

Ability to overcome major obstacles and recognize when issues should be escalated.

High standard of integrity with an ability to handle sensitive, confidential information.

Go above and beyond on simple requests to make things easier on others.

Flexibility to work overtime; travel between offices as needed (e.G., 2x per year for department offsites and as needed for firm events and conference and sponsorship support).

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Undergraduate or graduate degree in marketing, public relations, communications, journalism, or media studies, digital media production, or relevant experience in lieu of a degree.

3-5 years of experience creating marketing communications in a corporate environment, preferably for a professional services firm or PR/marketing agency; experience in the broadcast journalism industry will also be considered.

Meet Your Recruiter

Peggy Koch
Director, National Recruiter

Peggy is the newest exciting addition to our staff and joined DeBellis, Catherine & Morreale in 2020.  Bringing 15 years of recruiting experience, Peggy brings 20+ years of solid experience to the DCM team!  In addition to her degree in Marketing from SUNY Alfred State, she has a demonstrated history in successful placements in the areas of Marketing, Legal, Human Resources, Medical, Accounting/Finance and Engineering.  Peggy prides herself on working tirelessly to help clients and candidates alike find a great fit for their businesses and careers.  Taking her passion for recruitment outside of the workplace, Peggy has used her volunteer time to speak at local colleges to help student-candidates early on in their careers with critical skills for future success such as guidance on creating a solid resume, conducting a successful job search, and the all-important interview preparation.

 When not working hard recruiting, Peggy enjoys traveling and exploring new places, gardening, and baking.

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